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Old 04-06-2006, 06:27 PM   #1
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Replaced our stove

We replaced our stove, right before a trip to Death Valley - hours before going. It was easy and the new unit is Sweet!
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Old 04-06-2006, 06:30 PM   #2
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Nice installation. I'm glad to know theres more than one person who knows the proper use of duct tape. How long do you think that patch last?
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Old 04-06-2006, 07:03 PM   #4
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That patch was Mama's idea and as far as she is concerned, it will last FOREVER. Good enough for me.

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Nice installation. I'm glad to know theres more than one person who knows the proper use of duct tape. How long do you think that patch last?
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Old 04-06-2006, 07:12 PM   #5
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We replaced our stove, right before a trip to Death Valley - hours before going. It was easy and the new unit is Sweet!
Nice install job and documentation!!! For safety's sake, I hope that you used a back-up wrench when you tightened down that flair nut (that's how fittings get hairline cracks and propane leaks) and that you of course you checked for leaks! We want you around for a while.
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Old 04-06-2006, 07:26 PM   #6
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I have 6 years of NAVY service under my belt as combustion control tech - I flared miles of tubing rebuilding control systems. I bet I have flared several thousands of fittings in my time. So I backed up the stove fitting. But that is good advice. The picture is for show on tightning the fitting.
And yes, always leak test! You can make bubble solution by mixing 1 part dish soap to 10 parts water. Cheap and smells good.
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Looks great!!!

Where did you purchase the unit? We are planning on doing a new unit in the future.



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Old 04-07-2006, 08:35 AM   #8
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My wife did hours of searching on the internet to be sure that the stove was an exact replacement. Once we were sure of the demensions we ordered from our local dealer - supporting the home team.
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For safety's sake, I hope that you used a back-up wrench when you tightened down that flair nut (that's how fittings get hairline cracks and propane leaks) ....
Please explain this concept. I think I know what you mean by "back-up", but I'm not sure.
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One wrench on the fitting on the stove to prevent it from turning and one on the tube fitting itself. this keeps the tubing from twisting when tightning and keeps the stove fitting from also turning which could strip that fitting and cause leaks.
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cool.
that's what I thought.

I don't know if it was "factory" or not, but there are quite a few flared fittings on water pipes in my trailer. don't know why, but that's the way it is. I busted one up when I was disconnecting my toilet (couldn't see what I was doing...its so burried). wound up twisting the copper line around like a soft-serve ice cream cone. had to learn how to do the pipe-flaring to hookup the bypass kit to my water heater, because those were the only fittings that would fit in the short space between the water line and the heater.
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Been there...
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