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Old 03-19-2008, 10:28 AM   #1
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Yamaha 1000 Propane Conversion - URGENT

My carb has been converted by US Carburetion and ready to ship back to me. They are asking what diameter hose to ship to me. I haven't a clue.

Since their conversion includes a regulator, I assume I'll have to connect at the tank, rather than after the switch-over regulator (which I had hoped).

So what size hose do I need? What size tee? How many quick disconnects?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:54 AM   #2
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When I ordered mine they only asked about the length hose I wanted. The diameter is bigger than the hoses on my Safari's tanks. I bought a quick disconnect from them (because of the size) but bought the other fittings I needed from a local hardware store. I also got extra disconnects so I can use my BBQ off the same hose.
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Old 03-19-2008, 03:07 PM   #3
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Where does the hose connect in? At your tank? Or after the switch-over regulator?
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Old 03-19-2008, 03:40 PM   #4
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Where does the hose connect in? At your tank? Or after the switch-over regulator?
They only needed to know what length supply hose I wanted. I got the

longest available. I usually run my 2000 Honda in a two man tent to keep it

out of the weather (and out of sight), the longer the supply line the the

further the tank.

I use two quick dis-connects, one at the tank regulator and the other at

the low pressure regulator.

As for the size of the line going to the carb, I use surgical tubing, very

flexible and easy to route inside the generator. Just a quick pinch and it

shuts down the unit instantly. Plus it seals well over the barb fittings they supply with the carb and its easy to remove.

One feature I wasn't crazy about was the size of the low pressure regulator

that supplies the carb. No room to conceal it inside the unit. I mounted it

on the outside of the removable service panel. I remove the regulator and install a spare panel

for transport and storage, and carry all hoses etc. in a separate bag.

If it wasn't pouring rain today I'd take some pics to post so

you could get an idea of how it goes together. Maybe later.

Consider getting a combination tach/hour meter. It will help you tune the carb and can be used

for service intervals. Once you've got an idea of how long you can run on a tank you can

anticipate your next refill. Both Honda and Yamaha offer them.

Hope this helps.



Are you using the petrol/propane conversion??

Bob
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:24 PM   #5
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I use two quick dis-connects, one at the tank regulator and the other at

the low pressure regulator.



Tank regulator = exit of tank ???
or at the trailer side of the double tank switch-over control?

Where is the low pressure regulator? On the yamaha generator?

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I use two quick dis-connects, one at the tank regulator and the other at

the low pressure regulator.


Tank regulator = exit of tank ???
or at the trailer side of the double tank switch-over control?

Where is the low pressure regulator? On the yamaha generator?

Thanks,
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Don't really know if the sequence of these might be a little confusing.

The first shows the 11lb tank and supply hose, Iv'e found that it is important to keep the supply hose as straight and flat as possiple.

Seems that if the quick disconnects get twisted or not straight they will restrict gas supply. I don't use the A/S tanks at all.



Second shows the 11lb tank and high pressure regulator with the quick disconnect attached.


Third shows the low pressure regulator mounted to the service panel of the Honda with the quick disconnect attached on the inlet side.

The Black screw with lock nut you see on top left is the mixture adjustment. The green surgical tubing is what I use for the shut off valve.

The foam ring behind the regulator is to protect the primer button.

Forth Pinching the tube to shut it down>
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Old 03-21-2008, 12:22 PM   #7
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Nice pictures. Thanks.......
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Old 03-23-2008, 04:28 PM   #8
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Has anyone connected a propane generator to their airstream trailer propane tanks?

I took a picture today of my double tank setup, but the picture did not take. Bummer.

My two tanks feed into a switchover valve and then into a regulator, and then on to the trailer. That trailer side of the regulator is located about mid tank high and almost between the tanks (2005 Safari). It doesn't appear there is enough space in there to place a tee (and a quick disconnect) to feed the 12 foot hose to the propane generator (Yamaha 1000).

I really need your help.

Please???
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HI Neil,

I use my LP-Yamaha 1000 directly from my CCD'a LP tanks. You will need an additional access 'T' like a Camco model 59133, or the 'T' and 12' hose model 59143. I use the latter and it works fine for either the genny or my gas grill.
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:57 PM   #10
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Robert Cross......

In your pictures, it looke to me like you have a regulator at your stand alone tank and also one at the generator. Are both needed?

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HI Neil,

I use my LP-Yamaha 1000 directly from my CCD'a LP tanks. You will need an additional access 'T' like a Camco model 59133, or the 'T' and 12' hose model 59143. I use the latter and it works fine for either the genny or my gas grill.
Lewster, You say you attach your hose directly to the tank with the Camco 59133 tee. Do you have a high pressure regulator at the tank as shown in Robert Cross' pictures?

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Robert Cross......

In your pictures, it looks to me like you have a regulator at your stand alone tank and also one at the generator. Are both needed?

Thanks,
Neil

The one you see on the LP tank is the same you have on your trailer tanks,

the one at the generator is a low pressure demand regulator, the more

vacuum applied from the carb venturi the more the more gas delivered.

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So then there MUST be a high pressure regulator in the line. In addition to the generator attached low pressure regulator.

Cannot feed directly from tank to the generator's low pressure regulator?

Correct?
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Yes, you want to take pressure regulated gas from the tanks to the generator. The generator's regulator won't have to do any work. But the same hose can then be used on something else- say a BBQ that doesn't have a regulator on it.
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