Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-13-2009, 10:39 AM   #1
4 Rivet Member
 
WILDRTEXAS's Avatar
 
1970 27' Overlander
ARLINGTON , TEXAS
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 335
Images: 31
Send a message via Skype™ to WILDRTEXAS
Gas Line and PEX is this setup correct?

Replacing the copper w/ Pex and ran into a questionable issue. It appears that the water line and gas line intersect in a "T". Coming from HW heater to the gas line to the water line. Is this an unusual setup? Anything you would change ? Thanks.









__________________

__________________
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion...

Taylor 1/20/96 - 11/28/08

WILDRTEXAS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 10:58 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
HowieE's Avatar
 
1991 34' Excella
Princeton , New Jersey
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 4,843
Images: 12
There is no way the gas and water lines will ever connect to one another. The water lines on a hot water heater come off the back of the heater while the gas line will connect to the front, accessible from the outside of the trailer at the heater door.

If you are replacing water line with Pex that is fine but do not replace the gas line with anything other than copper. You can use flexible copper line to replace the older hard copper but that is the limit when it comes to copper.

Study the lines shown in your picture some more. Not sure where that Tee goes but it is not to the gas.
__________________

__________________
WBCCI 12156 AIR 3144 WDCU TAC NJ6
2004 Excursion 4x4
1991 34 ft. Excella +150,000 miles, new laminated flooring, new upholstery, new 3200 lbs axles
My Kayak mysite.verizon.net/vze54tx9/kayak/
HowieE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 11:06 AM   #3
Rivet Master
 
65CV's Avatar
 
1959 26' Overlander
Western , Massachusetts
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,212
Images: 6
cold water

It has to be the cold water feed to the hot water heater. If it hooks to the gas lines at all, it was a very stupid mistake on the part of a previous owner.

Please be VERY careful with propane. A second, qualified opinion could save lives.

John
__________________
65CV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 01:34 PM   #4
4 Rivet Member
 
Bigventure's Avatar
 
2011 20' Flying Cloud
2013 25' International
Hinckley , Ohio
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 305
Images: 4
If your repiping the hot water tank, why not put in a hot water bypass. It will make it easier to witerize.
__________________
Bigventure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 02:01 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
, Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 5,662
Images: 59
Perhaps the PO was one of those guys experimenting with water4gas?
__________________
markdoane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 03:19 PM   #6
4 Rivet Member
 
Alwhisman's Avatar
 
1978 Argosy Minuet 7.3 Metre
Dayton , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 313
Images: 94
Blog Entries: 1
Send a message via Yahoo to Alwhisman
Looking at the last pic, the line coming down into the Tee are both gas. There is a flex product for gas lines but i would stay with the copper. Copper is tuffer, and it appears on the pic with the gas line they used flexible (soft) copper line to help route it. It most likely feeds from the rigid copper (the Tee line)


Al
__________________
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
--Mark Twain
Alwhisman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 03:26 PM   #7
Moderator
 
azflycaster's Avatar
 
1975 25' Tradewind
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 11,989
Images: 63
Blog Entries: 1
It's difficult for me to tell what is what from your pictures, but the gas and water should never cross.

The gas lines should run under the trailer and go up through the floor directly to the device they are attached to. You should see a shutoff valve under the trailer for most or all of the gas devices. It should be fairly simple to follow these where they come through the floor.

The water lines should all be above the floor except where they attach to the city water connector, the water tank and any drain lines.
__________________
Richard
Charter Member Four Corners Unit
azflycaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 08:22 PM   #8
Rivet Master
 
Ganglin's Avatar
 
1971 27' Overlander
Central , Ohio
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,365
Images: 13
Diagram

Here is a diagram from the 72 Service Manual that may help - our 71 was the same except the outside water faucet was added at a later date. So you may or may not have part 14 and 28 and the line leading to it.

The water heater when back together should look something like this, if you use the flex lines and install the bypass kit.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Airstream 076.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	127.0 KB
ID:	92488  
Attached Files
File Type: pdf 1972 Water System.pdf (444.8 KB, 65 views)
__________________
Ganglin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 09:15 PM   #9
Rivet Master
 
goransons's Avatar

 
1963 22' Safari
Yakima Valley , Washington
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,779
Images: 10
Blog Entries: 1
Send a message via MSN to goransons
The gas line I think would go in up front, with the fitting actually accessible only from outside the trailer. That looks like a cold water line. All gas lines would be under the trailer, below the belly pan. I'm sure some looking at there and you'll see where the gas line comes up through the floor and into the water heater. That big loop in the rear would be where the water regulator was stock, has been removed, so thats why the loop. That loop also looks to tie into the low point drain (red handled valve by the black tank valve).
__________________

__________________
Scott & Megan
WBCCI #8671 Oregon Unit
TAC WA-6
Visit our Blog- http://safari8671.blogspot.com

63 PARTS NEEDED

Wally Byam Hooks
Tappan range oven (for spare parts)
goransons is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
gas, pex, replumb, waterlines


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
kink in gas line dluker LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 2 08-28-2009 07:06 PM
Need pictures of gas line for Magic Chief oven gas connection dghaas General Repair Forum 1 01-30-2009 09:04 PM
Pex line and flair-it fittings question Frieberg Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 3 10-13-2008 07:40 PM
Rubber Gas Line Sundance LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 4 07-13-2007 05:06 PM
LP gas line question 63air LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 5 01-21-2007 09:41 PM





All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.
Modal Click