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Propane connections

I have a small section of (brass?) Tube that is cracked. It's in a locker that probably had something heavy crashing into it. I want to replace it and protect it- but not sure what it is. Maybe someone can help. I bought a copper tube and compresion fittings, but nut doesn't fit.
Original equipment on a Dutch built contest 36. Top is what I bought and bottom is the cracked pipe that needs replaced
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Re: Propane connections

May be a tapered fitting or differe t thread.
You could also have a section of hose made up to connect/bridge and run high away from anything that might go bump.
I would plan to do this one time, hoping to never have to worry about it again...for years.
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Re: Propane connections

I am thinking the problem is the difference between European sized pipe threads and what you bought in USA. This looks to be a flare fitting and the sleeve also seems wrong.

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Re: Propane connections

looks like Din 2353 metric tube ferrule the one you bought is for copper but the old one is a ferrule and nut for steel tube fitting
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Re: Propane connections

PLEASE! do NOT use compression fittings for gas! The slightest vibration or movement makes the ferral swivel and leak! Please use Flare fittings or npt brass pipe & fittings. (Iron, galvanized iron, stainless pipe are ok too, except you have a marine environment)

OR! If you have a friend the hvac or plumbing business, they can get you special made convoluted stainless steel tubing & special fittings made for gas service, although it cost you more money. gastite and tracpipe are well-established manufacturers

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Re: Propane connections

Having multiple connections in the propane line between the tank and the stove is not a good idea. Best practice is to run a single section of hose or tubing.
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Re: Propane connections

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Having multiple connections in the propane line between the tank and the stove is not a good idea. Best practice is to run a single section of hose or tubing.
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Having multiple connections in the propane line between the tank and the stove is not a good idea. Best practice is to run a single section of hose or tubing.
I don't think this is an issue. The metal pipe I believe is connected to a shut off valve in the galley locker.

I recommend a solenoid with galley remote switch and replace hose and eliminate the in locker valve.

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ABYC requires all connections except the final one at each appliance to be inside the propane tank locker. The standards are voluntary, follow them or not as you choose, but they are based on preventing practices that are known to cause problems.
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