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Old 07-13-2014, 10:31 PM   #1
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Gas line protection

I know this was covered a couple of years ago, but has anyone had any experience with spiral hose wrap
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What other options have you used for protecting 3/8" and 1/2" copper tubing


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Old 07-14-2014, 04:18 AM   #2
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Mine is almost 40 years old and has traveled tens of thousands of miles and hasn't needed protecting...

I need to replace some valves due to corroding but other than that the line is fine and pretty well protected by mounted tight to the bell pan.

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Wahoonc, we are setting up a high ground clearance unit
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Trying to avoid issues like bottoming out in a dip and also we want to get a little further off the beaten path, so I thought to try and keep holes out of gas lines.


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The instructions for my water heater called for a 3/4" line, so I ran black pipe.

Raised my trailer up 3" too, this really helps to minimize the donkey drag.


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I would recommend the black pipe as well for durability.
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The instructions for my water heater called for a 3/4" line, so I ran black pipe.

Raised my trailer up 3" too, this really helps to minimize the donkey drag.


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J.Morgan, what do you mean by "donkey drag?"

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Dragging the rear end of the trailer through a deep dip or steep driveway.
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Thanks for the recommendations, but I already bought and started to install the copper tubing, wanted to run lines thru floor before installing cabinets. The spiral wrap is expensive, was looking for a cheaper alternative.
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If you are talking about the propane lines, I wrapped them with vinyl tubing. It is available at any big box store selling hardware. I split it along one side and clamped it on with hose clamps. There are also clamps holding the copper and I loosened those to hold the vinyl too. If anything hits the copper pipe, I hope the vinyl will absorb and spread the force.

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Has anyone used regular garden hose?
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