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Old 12-29-2012, 04:53 PM   #15
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For now I have hooked up the full tank to the connection that was used before (which leaks a little).

Good idea for now I assume?[/QUOTE]

Any leak is not good since even a static spark (being dry and cold) will ignite the propane, stop the leak or the bang that follows may be small or big depending on how much propane accumulates. Someone walking past with a cigerette may get an ugly surprise.
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Can any of you suggest a good propane leak detector? Other than soapy water?
I have a leak inside my coach that I can't find, but the smell is bad, so I know it's into ere somewhere. I am using some old parts like a shutoff valve and a T that I had from earlier mods.

I would love to run it all new from under the trailer, is there something other than copper being used these days?

Thanks for your suggestions!
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Can any of you suggest a good propane leak detector? Other than soapy water?
I keep one of these pocket sized detectors in my toolbox and have used it a lot for checking natural and propane gas line and appliance installations for leaks. It is priced low and is very sensitive.

It is a bit of a pain to use compared to the more expensive ones because you have to hold your thumb down on the test button while checking.

It does run a self test but I always make sure it is working before I start by testing it with an unlit stove burner or unlit propane torch.



I paid like $30 a few years ago. You can buy on Amazon but I have seen it cheaper:

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More questions: Are the stainless steel reinforced replacement lines worth the extra expense? Should I assume that a new regulator operates at the proper pressure, and what is the easiest way to have it tested? I believe I have read on here somewhere that they are often not correct right off the shelf. Is this something easily checked where you have refills done? If not, where?
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Should I assume that a new regulator operates at the proper pressure
Yup, you should assume that. They are tested at the factory. It is not something I would be concerned about unless the appliances were acting up (flame blowouts, or excessive flame height on the stove).

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what is the easiest way to have it tested? I believe I have read on here somewhere that they are often not correct right off the shelf. Is this something easily checked where you have refills done? If not, where?
You have to test on the trailer side of the regulator after you hook the tank up. Add a tee for a pressure port and get a gauge. Pressure should be around 10.5 inches (or what ever is marked on the regulator). There are portable gauges too if you not want a gauge permanently mounted

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