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Old 04-10-2018, 05:59 AM   #1
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Fitting from regulator to copper?

I'll get some pics up soon, but I'm looking for input on a fitting. I have a 77 LandYacht and purchased new tank lines and regulator to trailer lines from VTS. These are the thread on rubber connections. Mine were looking brittle.

Anyway there seems to be a fitting between the copper line and this new hose from the regulator that was not supplied. I attempted to remove it form the old line but it's in there really good and I figured should replace anyways.

Does anyone know what type of fitting this is? I'm going to visit Lowes this week and failing that CampingWorld or on-line sources.

Thanks for your help
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Old 04-10-2018, 06:36 AM   #2
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I'll have to check the specific size, but I'm pretty sure it's a 1/8" PT-1/8" flare adapter.
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:50 AM   #3
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This connection from the rubber VTS line to the copper? Click image for larger version

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ID:	308341 Mine was 1/2", and I think it's a flare on both sides, since I don't see any tape or pipe dope on the tank side of this coupling. You should be able to tell for sure by looking above the threads whether it's flared or flat.
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I think mine looks a bit different. The pic shows the original line beside the VTS replacement and I知 guessing I need some type of male to male fitting to connect the two.

First time working with LP conections so my knowledge is limited.

If someone thinks Lowes or HD would stock these I値l drag both with me and pick up a piece. I hate ordering online when I知 not sure what it is I need.

Thanks all for your input!
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I think mine looks a bit different. The pic shows the original line beside the VTS replacement and I知 guessing I need some type of male to male fitting to connect the two.

First time working with LP conections so my knowledge is limited.

If someone thinks Lowes or HD would stock these I値l drag both with me and pick up a piece. I hate ordering online when I知 not sure what it is I need.

Thanks all for your input!
Both lowes & hd should have as these are standard fittings.
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Old 04-11-2018, 07:45 AM   #6
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I think mine looks a bit different. The pic shows the original line beside the VTS replacement and I知 guessing I need some type of male to male fitting to connect the two.

First time working with LP conections so my knowledge is limited.

If someone thinks Lowes or HD would stock these I値l drag both with me and pick up a piece. I hate ordering online when I知 not sure what it is I need.

Thanks all for your input!
These are standard flair fittings
The dirty one appears to have a reducer on it? hard to tell without it being in my hands.
If you need to connect two males all you need is a flair coupling, if they are of diff size you will need a flair reducer coupling.
I think? they have flair fittings at HD.
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1/2" brass flare union. Look again, you'll see yours is the same as mine.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...1279/300096849

Lowes will have it too. In the plumbing section, they're the brass fittings hanging up, individually bagged.

Note that flare fittings do not seal by the threads. They seal where the angled shoulders meet and compress together. Do not use pipe tape or dope on the threads. Get some 3 in 1 oil and put a drop or two on the male threads before assembling, then bolt together snugly. Get some propane line testing solution (should be in the plumbing aisle by the glue) to test this and all your other connections once it's assembled and pressurized.
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when done, pressure the lines and place soapy water on each joint,

if you see bubbles, you have a leak, fix NOW

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Old 04-12-2018, 06:50 AM   #9
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Thank you everyone for the help. I’ll hit homedepot this week and will definitely follow waninae39’s advice about leak testing!
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