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Old 07-12-2020, 06:49 PM   #1
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Main LP flexible hose from regulator to copper

Squirrels? attacked the LP hose from the LP regulator to the main copper pumping under the AS. It is a 3/8" flexible LP hose. The connections are both female and rather large. See picture. I did find a repair shop that probably could make me a custom hose. A little pricey. However, I'm just checking. It seems this would be a commonly replaced part. I cannot find it anywhere. Thoughts/ Suggestions?

One side 1" nut with 11/16" nut connector. The other side is 3/4" nut and 7/8" nut connector. The is hose is about 36" long.
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Old 07-12-2020, 07:31 PM   #2
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You don't need to replace the hose which appears to use NPT tapered pipe theads with an identical one, what is most important are the male tubing fittings Each fitting adapts the pipe threaded hose to an SAE 45 degree flare. So don't use the wrench size as the guide as they vary. Instead use the thread size to identify the tubing size and try to find a hose with that configuration. Here is a link. https://www.ryco.com.au/technical/th...n/sae-threads/
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Old 07-12-2020, 09:16 PM   #3
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This should be the correct hose for that application, even though it doesn't exactly match what you have pictured.

https://vintagetrailersupply.com/3-8...-hose-vts-314/

Whatever flare fittings you need to adapt this to your regulator and propane lines should be readily available in the plumbing section of Home Depot or Lowes.
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Old 07-13-2020, 01:35 PM   #4
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Thanks for the information

I actual have the replacement hose noted. I didn't think I would be able to find the correct fittings at the local hardware store. I'm going there sometime this week. If not I'll use the fitting document to order.

I appreciate the info.

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Find the parts and final setup

Strike outs in various hardware stores trying to find the parts. Luckily, found the The Plumbery in downtown Mt.Airy MD. What a great store with a huge selection of LP parts ,etc.! See pictures. Trying the safety guard purchased at another store to keep the squirrels from a repeat performance.

Thanks for the assistance.
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Looks like you're going from 1/2" flare to 1/2" flare on the larger side. Any reason you couldn't just use a 1/2" flare coupling instead of three fittings?

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

On the smaller side, my regulator connection is a 3/8" FPT, and that hose has a 3/8" MPT already on it. If your regulator is like mine or any other RV regulator I've seen, you shouldn't need a fitting to convert to flare there.
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Thanks. You are right - I will be able to skip the extra fitting on the regulator side. I’ll check out your suggestion on the other side. I think I need to use the coupling to “step up” the size from the hose to the main connection. I’ll check on it. I appreciate your assistance. As you can tell, learning as I go along... thanks again!
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