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Old 10-09-2009, 05:25 PM   #15
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Keep is simple. Use the proven time tested method and you will be fine. Do check each tee and valve for leaks, goes without saying.
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:28 PM   #16
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The best leak detector I have found is Simple Green in about a 1 to 3 ratio. It foams with the smallest leak rather than blowing a larger bubble that can be broken in the wind.
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:36 PM   #17
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Ok - I did say M with a question mark - then its sch K - obviously I can't remember which one, but I know there is one for gas...

I used double flairs - seems to be ok

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Old 10-09-2009, 09:16 PM   #18
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I redid the main line with black pipe, branching off with copper.

I looked at all the new SOB's that's the way they do it.

I then covered the copper with clear vinyl tubing to help protect from rocks and other debris.
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Old 10-10-2009, 08:24 AM   #19
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Here are some pictures of our Avion for reference. Our AS has a copper trunk line that runs nearer to the curb side instead of down the centerline.

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It looks to me that you used straight copper pipe as the trunk line and then coil copper lines coming directly from the trunk line to inside the unit. Is that the case? if so is that acceptable, it seems like it would be easier to get the pipe into the unit that way. Is the coil copper softer? does that get damaged any easier while on the road? thanks
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It looks to me that you used straight copper pipe as the trunk line and then coil copper lines coming directly from the trunk line to inside the unit. Is that the case? if so is that acceptable, it seems like it would be easier to get the pipe into the unit that way. Is the coil copper softer? does that get damaged any easier while on the road? thanks
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The trunk line is actually steel. The feeders coming off the tee are copper. The advantge to the coil copper tubing is that it is softer then the hard pipe copper, and it does give should something strike it. Ours does have a few dings in it from years of towing, but there are no leaks.

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