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Hi all - does anyone know if it is safe to use hydraulic hose for propane installation ( between the electric control valve and the stove = 15' )
It;s rated for 3000 psi - so the preassure is not the problem here - is it compatible with the propane.??
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NOt rated...

use the propane hose...

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Hi all - does anyone know if it is safe to use hydraulic hose for propane installation ( between the electric control valve and the stove = 15' )
It;s rated for 3000 psi - so the preassure is not the problem here - is it compatible with the propane.??
Cheers
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Liquid tight ≠ Gas tight... Use ABYC marine-grade and rated propane hose.
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If you can run it (i.e., no sharpcorners, etc.) you can use standard copper tubing (~1/4" id) and compression fittings. I have copper tube on my boat and we've had no problems over the last 13 years. Nice thing is the bilge rats can't chew through it.
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I doubt your insurance company would be too thrilled about that idea! Best stick to approved equipment.
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Well, we know what the book answer is now but I haven't actually seen a real life answer to the OP's question yet.

From a garage mechanic view point, I can see that there might be some problems matching up fittings and it might be easier to buy a made up propane hose with the fittings already in place, but boy, I've seen some cheap looking hoses hooked to propane accessories before so hydralic hoses might be perfectly fine, but I don't know. Someone out there probably knows, but it's not worth getting beat up by the monday quarterbacks reading there little rule book instead of actually having hands on experience.

Faster nailed it though. If it all goes south and it's not up to code they have an excuse not to cover the claim if there is one.
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OMG, if you play with fire, sooner or later you are going to get burn't. Why take a chance with such a hazardous material. It's not pressure you have to worry about, it's the protection provided against the corrosive nature of propane. Maybe it will work, or maybe.....?
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Besides which, the hose isn't really the costly part - you'll still have to match fittings, and getting someone to put propane fittings on hydraulic lines may be difficult (or costly)

I really think it will be a false economy to try to cut this corner, esp in light of the insurance implications.
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Hi all - does anyone know if it is safe to use hydraulic hose for propane installation ( between the electric control valve and the stove = 15' )
It;s rated for 3000 psi - so the preassure is not the problem here - is it compatible with the propane.??
Cheers
Not if you have an accident and your insurance company finds out it's not LPG hose.... Stick with LPG rated hose..
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