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Old 07-17-2013, 01:34 PM   #1
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Propane refrigerator install

I have a completely gutted 1976 Argosy 28 that I am slowly putting together. I would like to put a NorCold 300 3 way fridge in it, but there are no existing propane lines into the trailer. I was thinking I could run a hose off a regulator straight to the fridge underneath the trailer and up through a hole in the floor or one of the little access doors. My concerns are ventilation and exhaust, necessary or not? If so, any recommendations?

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Old 07-17-2013, 03:05 PM   #2
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Don't do it !

Unvented gas appliances appliances using improper lines are a recipe for becoming a fatality. You need proper venting and exhaust as well as copper line, proper flares, and fittings. As a 30 year retired firefighter, I can tell you first hand the results are not pretty when you don't do things right and it involves propane.

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Old 07-17-2013, 04:24 PM   #3
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You will have to install a roof vent and side wall air intake for the frig to work at all. Failure to do this and the heat buildup behind the frig will cause it to fail if not a fire.

Do Not attempt to run propane through a Hose under the trailer road rocks nay strick it a cut it while going down the road. That would make for a fun trip.

Propane should be piped directly to any gas appliance and as much of the piping out side the living space under the trailer. When piping use black iron pipe or flared compression fittings on the copper piping.

This is not an area for a Rube Goldberg approach.
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:30 PM   #4
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Got it. Thanks for the info, it is very enlightening.
I might have to turn this one over to a pro.
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