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Old 01-28-2007, 02:33 PM   #1
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regulator issues

hello,

refilled my propane tank and checked with soap. there is a leak where the rubber hose fits on to the brass fitting that goes into the regulator. the hose can be rotated on the fitting so thinking the copper cinch on the hose is lose.

how does one tighten this or replace. looking for suggestions.

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It's time for a replacement!
It's a common item at any propane/rv store.

Get 2!

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It's time for a replacement!
It's a common item at any propane/rv store.

Get 2!

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michael,

thanks for replying. so is the whole hose replaced or just the cinch? just slide on to the brass fitting?

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Old 01-28-2007, 06:30 PM   #4
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If you are describing what I think, it is a special fitting requiring special equipment. I would take the whole fit and caboodle from the regulator on up to the tank to a dealer to match up. While you are at it have them check out the regulator too. The last for quite a while but not forever

You can check the regulator yourself with a manometer to measure the pressure. This is elementary school science. You can easily make yourself with a loop of clear tubing attached to a board half full off water. One end is hooked to the regulator when you turn the gas on the gas side will drop the open end side rise. The difference should be 11" to 12".
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The only way a crimped fitting can get loose is when the the hose is old and shrinks reducing the clamping pressure. A new hose is good insurance. Check the tank pigtails too.
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hello,

refilled my propane tank and checked with soap. there is a leak where the rubber hose fits on to the brass fitting that goes into the regulator. the hose can be rotated on the fitting so thinking the copper cinch on the hose is lose.

how does one tighten this or replace. looking for suggestions.

thanks,
david
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You can have the rubber hose replaced at welding supply stores and they will use the same crimp clamp on the new rubber hose. The old hose is shot because of age and shrinkage. Now the bad part - this will cost you more than the cost of buying a pre-assembled hose from a dealer. So, unless you are talking about a fitting that cannot be replaced new - then buy the whole thing new and move on.
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