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Old 09-13-2012, 11:32 AM   #1
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Inline Propane Shut-off Valves??

Hi, I could use some help with finding a source for the propane inline shutoff valves under my 77 Ambassador. They are 3/8 X 3/8 male flare approx 2 1/4 inch overall length. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I am not necessarily looking for OE just a good quality valve that will fit without having to move or shorten any copper lines. Thanks,
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:37 AM   #2
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The newer trailers don't even have them. You could remove the bad ones and install a male flare connector where the shutoff valve is now.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:57 AM   #3
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I just replaced two leaky shutoffs on my 78 Safari. Lowes doesn't carry them, but I found them at Menards and any 'good' hardware store should have them. (I know Mendards is just a midwest thing)

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Old 09-13-2012, 12:08 PM   #4
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Failing that you can get them from Grainger if you know someone who has an account.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:15 PM   #5
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I'm pretty sure I tried Grainger because I do have an account with them. I don't think I was able to find them there. I'll check again, thanks everyone.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:56 PM   #6
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I get a lot of stuff from Grainger. I give my name as CASH and then pay with credit card.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:35 AM   #7
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Grainger item # 1VPZ5 might work for you. It is for 3/8" tube and has a length of 2". $26.10 each.
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:25 AM   #8
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If you do install in-line valves, this is the safest way to purge the lines before opening them up to install the valves: Light a burner on the stove, then while the burner is lit, go out to the tank and shut off the propane at the tank. The lit burner will go out by itself when it burns up the remaining proane in the line. This reduces the amount of propane in the lines to the barest minimum before you crack open the line to install the valve. Then, don't forget to shut off the burner before you turn the propane back on at the tank.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:52 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone. I have ordered some from Grainger's. None of the nearby stores had them in stock but I should be able to pick them up next week at the Bellevue store. I am hoping my PowerMax Boondocker comes in today so I can get it installed and the AS back together this weekend.

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