Larry C wrote:For the sake of safety.........
If you use Hydraulic hose which has a Nitrile tube the propane will leak through the tube and become trapped under the non pin pricked cover. This will create little bubbles of gas under the cover.
The hose used on forklifts are rated at 350PSI Working Pressure (5x1 safety factor) as are most all Propane hoses. The forklift hose has a stainless steel braid to add extra strength if the hose catches on something and for longevity from the weather.
It would be a great choice for a Teardrop. However, It will, as designed, allow the Propane to seep through the cover, so it must only be used outdoors in a well ventilated area. (UL21) Don't use Propane hose in a confined area!!!!
FYI: I run a hose shop and have been building, specing, testing, and selling hose for 40+ years. I am BCHD certified hose specialist. Our shop builds and hydro static tests/certifies thousands of Propane per year. We hydro test ALL Propane hoses to RMA specs of 2 times the WP (700PSI) for 10 minutes.
dh wrote:So, exactly how mutch propane can be expected to seep out of the hose? If it was a great amount you would be able to smell it.
Dale M. wrote:dh wrote:So, exactly how mutch propane can be expected to seep out of the hose? If it was a great amount you would be able to smell it.
None..... It only happens if there is a structural defect of inner wall of hose....
dh wrote:Heres what I'm thinking, the only thing I'm running on propane is the stove. I can't close the hatch if its extended, and will set the countertop on fire if I run it retracted. So, if I simply turn off the gas at the bottle and open the stove valves and bleed off any pressure from the system before retracting, I should be safe. Any flaws in this theory?
bdosborn wrote:So what kind of hose do you use for gas appliances inside a trailer?
Fuel Systems and Equipment as specified in ANSI/NFPA 1192 Standard on RVâ€™s.
Venting requirements for propane appliances are specified where necessary.
Propane piping sizes are required to ensure a propane supply that provides for proper appliance performance.
Over fill protection devices (OPD) are required on all installed propane containers.
Propane line routing and accessibility - all joints in propane lines must be accessible for periodic leak testing and repair. Lines may not be installed in spaces where a nail or screw could pierce the line.
Fuel burning appliances must be listed for RV use and labeled by a nationally recognized testing agency that has found the product to be suitable for its intended use.
Sealed combustion and direct venting to the outside is required for all propane appliances, except for gas ranges, to provide for a complete separation of the combustion chamber from the interior atmosphere.
Each propane system must be tested upon final assembly to determine proper leak-free performance.
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