Changing gas line to my stove.

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Changing gas line to my stove.

Postby Sam I am » Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:44 pm

I just bought a new camp stove at Wal-Mart, but the line from the gas bottle to the stove won't let the stove sit square on the dropleaf section of the galley counter. How can I safely change the line? I thought of cutting the line and splcing in a piece of rubber tubing. The line has a pressure regulator where the bottle attaches, preset to 10 psi. Would automotive fuel tubing work? Any other ideas?
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Postby stjohn » Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:02 pm

there are some safty issues to think about if the flame ever gets close to thetube it could melt and catch on fire and know that I think about it auto rubber tubing is designed for liquid fuel and would dry out over time and leak not a good idea imho

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Postby stjohn » Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:04 pm

Maybe some type of gas line like on a home stove flexable and would not melt

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Postby bdosborn » Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:17 pm

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Postby rbeemer » Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:22 pm

You can get extension hoses that allow appliance to connect to the tree on top of a 20lb tank that would allow you to put the canistersomewhere else.
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Postby Dale M. » Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:39 pm

Any rubber line you may want to use should to be LPG APPROVED or gas will cause it to rot from inside out.

You say that regulator is set at 10psi, generally these type of stoves and connections (off disposable cannisters ) operate at tank pressure. IF it is at 10 psi, you may be safe in cutting tubing and inserting a piece of LPG APPROVED hose.

IF pressure is really tank pressure you are dealing with about 125 psi at 70 Deg. F. and if temperature goes up pressure can reach as high as 250 psi. YOU WILL NOT BE SAFE trying to insert a rubber hose in line because the clamps on the smooth tubing will probably not hold well and may blow off the smooth metal tubing. Most high pressure gas/propane hoses use barbed connectors with crimp on metal ferrules.

IF possible I would find different solution that cutting metal tubing and inserting a rubber hose. Is there threaded connections on EACH end of connector tubing? Its possible that you may be able to find LPG approved rubber hose with crimped on metal connectors to replace metal tubing.

My Coleman stove has same sort of cannister connector with shut off valve, but it uses a rubber hose to connect from regulator to stove.

Another solution is find a hose that has the "male throwaway" connector (1 inch by 20 thread) and a "female throwaway" connector on other end and insert it between tank and "regulator/shut " off valve.

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This is a pretty common hose available most anywhere.

OR as "rbeemer" says, move to large bulk fuel tank and adapter hose ( its more economical that throwaway cannisters if you do a lot of cooking on stove)

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Postby Kens » Thu Sep 21, 2006 12:40 pm

Read topic. "help me find a flex tube for small disposible bottle" I posted a picture on that of what you need. Hope this helps. Ken
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Postby sid » Thu Sep 21, 2006 12:55 pm

I despise the Coleman set up with that darn metal pipe that connects the stove to the bottle. We had that on our last one and there is usually no way to set the stove up in the galley that the tube and bottle is not in the way of something :x

We sold the stove with the teardrop and bought another stove, this time by Century. It comes with a rubber hose instead of a metal tube. :D
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Postby Ira » Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:40 pm

Although my galley will hopefully look "nice" with its appliances on display, for the stove and oven, I plan to use them on a side table anyway, away from the galley.

Who needs that greasy smoke wafting up on the hatch, or a flame setting the whole dang thing on fire?
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Postby Jiminsav » Thu Sep 21, 2006 7:30 pm

man oh man...you guys make things so difficult...just get a replacement hose for a turkey fryer and use it..cut the copper like in half and use hose clamps to splice in the rubber..easy as pie..
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Postby Sam I am » Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:03 am

Thanks for all the suggestions, but I'm having no luck finding any fittings that will fit my stove. The stove is made in China and apparently uses metric fittings. Nothing I have found at the local hardware stores or Tractor Supply will fit. It looks like my only option is to cut the line and splice in some rubber tubing with hose clamps, and check it often for tightness and/or cracking hose.
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Postby kurtibm » Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:53 am

Using the top photo as an example, - If you would prefer to continue to use the disposable 1# canisters, this hose would be in addition to the metal propane fitting that came with the stove (as the fitting contains the regulator), not eliminate it - it merely allows the canister a remote location. The threads would be the same as the propane bottle on both ends, so nothing unuasual to worry about.
You MAY even consider a 5, 7, 11 or 20 pound bulk tank and attach it to the stove with the hose shown in the SECOND photo.

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Postby Dale M. » Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:09 pm

kurtibm wrote:Using the top photo as an example, - the hose would be in addition to the metal propane fitting that came with the stove (as the fitting contains the regulator), not eliminate it. The threads would be merely the same as the propane bottle on both ends, so nothing unuasual to worry about.
You MAY even consider a 5, 7, 11 or 20 pound bulk tank and attach it to the stove with the hose shown in the SECOND photo.

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These are one option I was referencing in my previous post... And these are about the simplest option available

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Postby apratt » Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:21 pm

The two post above is what I use for my Brinkman stove no problem. A piece of cake. :thumbsup:
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Postby sdtripper2 » Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:20 pm

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Would steer "Sam I am" to be kewl

The hose is long and fits just right
You’ll be able to keep yur tank outa sight

Keep your fitting for your stove top too
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All will be cooking oh just fine
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