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Topic Review (Newest First)
06-07-2010 08:39 PM
mitiempo Wondered what happened to you Gil. Glad it worked out.
06-07-2010 08:05 PM
GilStump Welp, I finally ordered the stuff and hung the tank off the stern rail using the old horseshoe lifesaver holder. On Gary's advice everything was a standard fit. Cooool! Actually, HOT.
01-20-2010 06:17 PM
GilStump Thanks Gary!
01-17-2010 09:10 PM
GaryHLucas
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Originally Posted by GilStump View Post
So, a 3/8" to a 9/16" increase in size won't mess too much with pressure issues?

Thanks for taking all this time.
The 1/2-9/16 you measured was probably 0.540" which is the OD of nominal 1/4" size pipe. If the other piece measured 0.375" then you were looking at 3/8" tubing.

Hope this helps,

Gary H. Lucas
01-15-2010 07:40 PM
smackdaddy
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Originally Posted by SimonV View Post
One problem with the gas sniffer is that half way through cooking the meal, I need to put red wine in the pressure cooker for the next 20 min. The alcohol vapour tripped the sniffer turning off the gas, so I blew on it but as I had drunk the other half of the bottle plus some pre dinner whiskys it made it worse. I ended taking the whole lot back to my guests boat to finish cooking (they didnt have a detector)
Dude, I wanna party with you!
01-15-2010 06:22 PM
GilStump Saving up the $300! Maybe I'll become a raw foodist and throw the whole system overboard. I could put an easy chair where the stove is.
01-14-2010 05:10 PM
mitiempo Gil, are you cooking yet?
01-13-2010 04:06 PM
mitiempo Gil
No problem as long as the joints are gas tight. Just make sure the threads match.
01-13-2010 03:48 PM
GilStump So, a 3/8" to a 9/16" increase in size won't mess too much with pressure issues?

Thanks for taking all this time.
01-13-2010 01:53 PM
mitiempo Good morning Gil
What I would do is take the elbow off and take it to a supplier and buy an elbow that matches on one end and gives you the 3/8 male flare on the other. It's neater that way. Take your new supply hose with you so it can be matched and tell them it is for propane. If you have to you could leave the elbow and buy a pipe thread to 3/8 male flare to fit the existing elbow. You should take the old hose end with you if you do this to get an accurate match for the thread of the existing elbow.
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