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Old 06-13-2008, 06:45 AM   #1
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LP Lamp Install

Hello Everyone. In my continuing efforts to restore my trailer I've decided

to install an LP Lamp. So I recently accuired one, A Sun-Lite No.

S-300 made by Sunbeam. It is in excellent condition and gives the

clearances for the install. My quest here is to determine the best way to

install it. I would like to know for those that have a gas lamp is it

connected into the main LP line with its own cut off valve? or is it ran on

a tee connector from an existing appliance, this case being the fridge. If

you have pictures that would be great. Thanks for the Help.

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Old 06-13-2008, 06:54 AM   #2
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Always best to have a shut off valve for every appliance. That way if there is any trouble with the lamp you can cut off the supply to work on it.
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Old 06-13-2008, 08:15 AM   #3
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My original Veritas gas lamp has a T run in from the stove and that is how it was installed at the factory. Works like a charm, so well, in fact, a friend with a brand new SOB wants one in his trailer. I just bought a Humphries off of Ebay and plan on putting it in in the next few weeks.

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Old 06-13-2008, 08:24 AM   #4
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I hooked mine to the fridge line also. No need for a separate valve, use the one for the fridge if you need it. Just use a flare "T" and run the tube up inside the wall next to the fridge. Duck soup!
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Old 06-13-2008, 10:52 AM   #5
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When I got the 58 Flying Cloud, there was a valve, stem, and heat shield over the sink/dining table, but the lamp parts were long-gone. The copper line went through the over-sink cabinets, into the wardrobe to the left of the stove, down, then back behind the stove where it t'd into the stove supply line, after the shut-off valve. Getting to this valve requires a contortionist, but do-able.

I installed a Falks lamp at this site, but had to move the supply line down, because of the mounting configuration. The lamp itself has a shutoff valve at its base.
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