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cuaimo

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Deep Fryer Advice Tue, 10/1/13 2:44 PM (permalink)
I just recently purchased a Pitco economy fryer the 40DSS) and need some advice regarding the propane connector. The owner's manual references using a quick disconnect, and the troubleshooting directions refer to purging the gas line.  Speaking with a local LPG company, I as told that quick disconnects are obsolete, and there is no such thing as a gas valve regulater with a purge function.
 
I'm simply just trying to get the connect hose connect to propane tank.
 
Any advice is greatly appreciated.
 
Thanks in advance.
 
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    edwmax

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    Re:Deep Fryer Advice Tue, 10/1/13 3:51 PM (permalink)
    ...???...  use a regular flex line to connect to the supply line from the tank; or the regulator outlet at the tank.
     
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      cuaimo

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      Re:Deep Fryer Advice Tue, 10/1/13 5:13 PM (permalink)
      Update: I think the manual is eschewed to Canadian regs, AND, I made this more difficult than necessary.
       
      Ended up getting a hose custom made by local LPG shop.
       
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        daddywoofdawg

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        Re:Deep Fryer Advice Mon, 10/7/13 2:46 PM (permalink)
        to pruge all your doing is pushing the air out of the lines using the lp pressure
         
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          cuaimo

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          Re:Deep Fryer Advice Tue, 10/8/13 9:50 AM (permalink)
          The problem was that I was going to need a coupler to fit the fitting to the LPG flex line.  I had read about teflon tape or pipe dope hgetting into the line and jamming it up, hence the need for a purge.  However, upon closer inspection it seems this really is only necessary for NG hookups, not LPG lines.
           
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            edwmax

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            Re:Deep Fryer Advice Tue, 10/8/13 9:59 AM (permalink)
            Only if one uses an excessive amount of of dope or tape will it get into the pipe line.   The dope or tape goes on the threads not in the line. Since 'pipe threads' are tapered the dope or tape will be squeezed to the outside as the joint is tightened.  
             
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              cuaimo

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              Re:Deep Fryer Advice Tue, 10/8/13 1:53 PM (permalink)
              Thanks for the input, I think I was just being overly cautious.
               
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