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Old 07-15-2019, 09:18 AM   #15
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Teflon tape is not recommended on LP fittings
Thereís a gas rated Teflon tape. Itís yellow in color and made for gas fittings.
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:21 AM   #16
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that is right. I use a quick connect in order to be able to hook a larger bottle to my Gen. that runs on propane. It was plumed by the generator company
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:47 AM   #17
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Tape is often thought to be easy for the new person but it can also have some bad points. It is neat, in that one doesn't have to wipe his hands but it can be a real killer for those who are new to the deal. Using either tape or dope takes a little bit of thought.
For tape, the big problem for new users is often the way they wrap it on, It needs to wrap so that the tape is wound tighter as you screw the parts together as this avoids it unwrapping and wadding up. Second is to not use too much nor run it too far out to the end of the fitting which can let bits of tape get cut off by the threads and go downstream to plug up some tiny opening. Keep it back a thread or so from the end of any plumbing.
So the dope or pate is a bit more "messy" if you are worried about that but it doesn't take much experience to see how to swab enough on to just fill the thread grooves and it doesn't go down to block something.
I prefer messy without worry and wipe my hands when done!
Thoughts on using anything on a gas line are pretty simple if we take a look. Any appliance will work best at the pressure it is designed to use so if it has a regulator on it, don't connect it where the pressure is already coming through a regulator. Looking at many gas bottles on RV, we will see a reg, so connecting another reg inline with the first is not going to work as well. If we want to use the installed tank on the RV on something that has it's own reg, connect BEFORE the tank reg, not after or mod the appliance to not use a reg there. Basic idea is one reg from tank to use.
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Old 07-15-2019, 04:16 PM   #18
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good advise
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Old 07-16-2019, 06:21 AM   #19
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Teflon tape is not recommended on LP fittings
Not sure where you got this information but it is obviously wrong. This is the type of Teflon tape that you use with LP fittings. Read about it.
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referring to white teflon
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referring to white teflon
You never said white Teflon in your original post and that is why I replied.
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Old 07-16-2019, 07:04 AM   #22
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Sorry, I will have my wife beat me senseless for that oversight :-)
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Sorry, I will have my wife beat me senseless for that oversight :-)
So while having her do that duty, please ask her to beat the rest of us as "teflon" tape is no longer made? Teflon is/ was the brand name of a product and they no longer make it!
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you got it
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1, Insert a on/off valve before the quick disconnect connector.
Because of the variety of (male) LPG hose connectors, the valve will provide a means to turn things off if the wrong connector is ever inserted, or gets stuck or the quick disconnect fails.


2. Take a look at which side of the RV LPG regulator that the hose goes to, on the tank side of the regulator or down stream of the regulator to determine if it is hi or low pressure.
Some RV's have a high pressure connector so that an external LP bottle can be connected to the RV for extended stay, some have a low pressure connector to power grills, heaters, lamps etc Some have both.



3. The correct thread tape to use is Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), usually yellow in color, withstands high temperature, is available at Home Depot.



4. There are at least 3 different connector configurations, they are not interchangeable. Be sure to test with soapy water for leaks with the valve turned on. Camco has a kit with matching male and female connectors for low pressure part # CAM59853. Nice because it includes an on/off valve.


5. There is no reliable color code for connectors, some use black, blue or yellow. The colors have no meaning.



6. For maximum flexibility, I would install a hi pressure line, on/off valve and quick disconnect and get an external regulator with a quick disconnect fitting. This configuration would allow the line to be used for an external LPG bottle or an accessory item.


7. When using the above configuration be careful when removing an external LPG bottle, the supply line is under high pressure even after the on/off valve on the RV is in the "off" position. Turn off the RV valve first then turn off the valve on the bottle an unscrew the POL connector slowly, letting the pressure escape, then remove the quick disconnect fitting. Post a reminder note near the quick disconnect. Doing so may prevent a flying hose and connector.
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Thank you for your thorough response. There is a lot of wisdom on this forum.
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I see several mentions in this thread saying to "install a high-pressure line," but what value is this advice when the RV's pressure is already controlled at the tanks by the stock regulator? Putting a high-pressure line downstream of the TT's factory regulator is unnecessary and provides no benefit unless you are bypassing that regulator, in which case you are providing high pressure to all the other appliances in the camper unless you install individual regulators on each one.
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I see several mentions in this thread saying to "install a high-pressure line," but what value is this advice when the RV's pressure is already controlled at the tanks by the stock regulator? Putting a high-pressure line downstream of the TT's factory regulator is unnecessary and provides no benefit unless you are bypassing that regulator, in which case you are providing high pressure to all the other appliances in the camper unless you install individual regulators on each one.
The mention for a high pressure line is when you tape the propane line between the tank and the regulator. In the high pressure segment. Some people do this to allow attachment of external propane tanks for added capacity or to run off the external tank when at home prepping the RV for a trip. I do that all the time.

Also some people want to use heating appliances that will not run at the stock propane pressure and need their own regulator.
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