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Old 04-19-2016, 05:26 PM   #15
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It's good to know that you could do something like that in an emergency, until you can get to a place where you could fix it properly, which you stated in your OP that you had already done. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-19-2016, 05:30 PM   #16
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I wrapped all my lines with the split plastic electric wire conduit, mostly to keep it from being beat to death from road debris and small rocks, so far it is working...

Now that's a great idea! Should go in the favorite mods under $100 thread wherever that is 😀

I'm gonna have to try this myself.
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Old 04-19-2016, 05:54 PM   #17
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I discouragingly commented because it's not in compliance with NFPA 1192, the RV Standard wherein propane plumbing is covered. The patch may work. It may not. Only time will tell. But whether it works or not, it's not in compliance with the RV Standard.

The OP is not obligated to follow NFPA 1192— or even to have read it— since he did the work to his own trailer. If he wants to trust a non-compliant patch on a propane line, that's on him. Our opinions on the matter don't matter.

Fwiw, I already replaced the "repaired" piece with new tubing....

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Also, I had to weigh what was more dangerous, violating code or telling Elizabeth that she was going to have to freeze all night and have to take a cold shower...

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Old 04-19-2016, 05:59 PM   #18
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Even after unwrapping and getting the piece way too hot in the cutting process, the epoxy that is left is still air tight.

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Gas line emergency repair.

Smart man. If I tried to tell DW that there was no hot shower or heater, it would cost me a very nice hotel room at the minimum. She expect all the trailer systems to work properly on demand....violating code temporarily is much less painful.


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J. Morgan, you went to a lot more trouble than I would have for the emergency repair. I would have cut the damaged part out, and clamped a piece of fuel tubing in there, and then never told anyone about it.
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Gas line emergency repair.

I used 5 minute epoxy for a reason, it didn't take me very long, 15 minutes tops. It was COLD...

I thought about cutting and slipping a hose over, but I took what I thought was the fastest way out.

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Old 04-20-2016, 02:36 AM   #22
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Necessity is the mother of invention.

Having heat was the issue. A proper fix could be done on a warm day.

I just hope I can remember the quick fix. I have lists of these ideas, but finding the lists when needed can be a challenge sometimes....
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I discouragingly commented because it's not in compliance with NFPA 1192, the RV Standard wherein propane plumbing is covered. The patch may work. It may not. Only time will tell. But whether it works or not, it's not in compliance with the RV Standard.

The OP is not obligated to follow NFPA 1192— or even to have read it— since he did the work to his own trailer. If he wants to trust a non-compliant patch on a propane line, that's on him. Our opinions on the matter don't matter.
I thought you folks down N'awlins way used the phrase 'it don't make no matta'

A good old buddy from Houma gave me that one.

As far as commenting on the actual topic………nah……….
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I thought you folks down N'awlins way used the phrase 'it don't make no matta'
Naw, I'm not a native New Orleanian, so I attended an educational system that was ranked higher than 47th out of 50 states. Oklahoma— where I spend the majority of my formative years— might still be in the bottom half academically (ranked 30th these days) but at least they teach better English.
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Gas line emergency repair.

Does anyone want to hear how I have installed valves on natural gas supply stubs without turning off the gas?

(Quickly)

Or bead a stubborn tire using starting fluid?

Sometimes a person just has to "get it done".


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Sometimes a person just has to "get it done".
Having been a safety professional— though as a collateral duty at the Corps of Engineers, not as a full-time occupation— I'm never going to let unsafe acts pass without comment.

But as long as you don't perform unsafe acts where I have any authority to stop you, my comments about them can only take the form of advice to the next guy who might be tempted to do the same and not be so lucky as to escape without ill effect.
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Old 04-20-2016, 08:32 AM   #27
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Gas line emergency repair.

Having spent a good part of my life on a farm, I learned that sometimes a person has to work with what they have to "get it done".

A little ingenuity can go a long way to meeting this end and can be be safe at the same time.

No matter what a person does, he should be willing to think the process through and consider the possible implications.

Respectfully, you think that my emergency repair was unsafe, but it proved to be perfectly safe for the job I required of it, and then some.

Why do you assume that my repair worked because of "luck" and not a well thought out and completed execution?



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Old 04-20-2016, 12:17 PM   #28
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For me, and maybe just me, my rule of thumb is if it involves LP gas or Electricity I turn it off at the source and call a qualified expert. I agree that I would have the entire section replaced, it's kind of a binary thing to me - it either holds LP at pressure or it doesn't. The problem is when it doesn't and you have no way to know. Now - I've seen people put sturdy rubberized hosing around the exposed gas lines below the trailer to prevent exactly that kind of damage and I think it's a good idea. This reminds me to buy a section of hosing and do that - thank you!
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