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Old 03-05-2010, 08:31 AM   #1
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I just got a real retro turquoise Humphrey. It is a wall mount. Looking for suggestions on where to install it. Also what size propane line? Can I use anything else other than copper line? How much clearance is needed above the light?
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Ours is original and it is over the dinette - which makes sense because it's kinda in the center of the trailer so it shines the light everywhere. If boondocking without electric you may depend on that light for the basic necessities so you would want to maximize it's use. Ours is installed with a 1/4" copper line like the fridge and heater - I don't think anything else is "rated" for propane distribution - every one I've ever seen has copper line.

Here's a picture that shows where it is - the top of it is about 4-6" from the ceiling, but it has a heat shield to deflect the heat out. If yours is turquoise, it's a slightly different (newer) model, but the mounting height should be similar. I also think placement should be determined so you don't bump your head on it...



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I just got a real retro turquoise Humphrey. It is a wall mount. Looking for suggestions on where to install it. Also what size propane line? Can I use anything else other than copper line? How much clearance is needed above the light?
Marshal, you'll need copper line, the one going to ours was 1/4". You're only lighting a single mantel, not burning the forest.
The "usual" place to mount it is on one of the forward-facing bulkheads so the kitchen and living area is lighted by the lamp. About 6" from the ceiling should be enough clearance.
Here's a photo of where ours was:
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Marshal, you'll need copper line, the one going to ours was 1/4". You're only lighting a single mantel, not burning the forest.
The "usual" place to mount it is on one of the forward-facing bulkheads so the kitchen and living area is lighted by the lamp. About 6" from the ceiling should be enough clearance.
Here's a photo of where ours was:
That looks familiar!!!
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Any size copper line, 1/4" or larger, will work fine. You can also use threaded brass or black iron pipe for short sections near the lamp itself if necessary to get sufficient clearance. You might find that it's easiest to connect the line to the valve first, and then attach the valve assembly to the bulkhead.

Mine has an AGA label on it that specifies 4" clearance above the lamp.

You can hold up a 60 watt light at night to get an idea of the light distribution you'll get.
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