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post #18 of Old 08-31-2007
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Most of the appliances have a top plate that can be unbolted, allowing you pretty good access to all of the fittings and hoses. As TB pointed out, the run from the solenoid valve to the stove should be a single continuous run of uninterrupted hose or pipe... preferably hose, since the pipe is subject to corrosion and vibration induced fatigue.

Originally Posted by sailortjk1 View Post
I had to change over from tank 1 to tank 2 two weeks ago. When I did, I noticed that the pigtail started to leak at the fitting conected to the regulator. I closed the tank immediately. Last night I replaced the pigtail and did the soap and water test. It checked out.

But, how do you get at the fitting and hoses to check the connections at the appliance? Unless you have a chafe problem, the hose itself should be fine... and the main points where chafe occurs are usually where it passes through a bulkhead. These points should have the hose protected from chafe by a grommet or some other similar device.

We have a two burner stove and oven. I loose sight of the supply hose after it leaves the propane locker. I imagine it runs through the lazzerette, than into the cabin and behind the stove.

Do you soap and water the whole supply hose? Just the fittings?


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