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DWags541

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Propane hose outlet/port Tue, 04/30/13 8:09 PM (permalink)
Hi,
I am planning how my propane system will be configured at the back of my truck. I want to get the propane hose inside to the appliances and if I create a port hole on the vertical surface of the rear, near the tanks, I would like it to be relatively small, and obviously keep out the elements. I can see what I would like in my head, but for the life of me I can't find examples online because I don't know the term for this type of fixture.
Any help appreciated.
 
Dave
 
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    RodBangkok

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    Re:Propane hose outlet/port Tue, 04/30/13 8:22 PM (permalink)
    Google
    thru wall fittings
    or
    bulkhead fittings
     
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      DWags541

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      Re:Propane hose outlet/port Tue, 04/30/13 8:31 PM (permalink)
      What I am envisioning in my head is kind of a half covered outlet to the outside to prevent rain getting into the hole.
       
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        Tony Bad

        Re:Propane hose outlet/port Wed, 05/1/13 2:09 AM (permalink)
         
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          roadkillgrill

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          Re:Propane hose outlet/port Wed, 05/1/13 10:43 AM (permalink)
          Please excuse my brashness... Get someone to install this if you dont know what you are doing!!!!... You DO NOT run hose into interior space!!! You must pipe it. The ONLY hose allowed is from the regulator to the tank. That's it!!! We want you around a little longer than your plans imply..... :)
           
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            DWags541

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            Re:Propane hose outlet/port Wed, 05/1/13 6:45 PM (permalink)
            Hey Roadkillgrill,
            I was gonna ask about this in another thread, but since you mention it, why the pipe vs hose inside? Is it because of potential contact with high heat appliances?
            I've built a couple small carts and have never used pipe, but I was considering it, I just wanna know that the benefits outweigh some of the inconveniences of pipe.
             
            Thanks,
            Dave
             
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              roadkillgrill

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              Re:Propane hose outlet/port Thu, 05/2/13 9:16 AM (permalink)
              Hoses WILL fail!! Carts are not enclosed spaces. State HD's dont care, but when you pull up to that one city that sends a FD inspector, Bam you're busted (BTDT). It's too easy not to do it. Once you have an interior fire, you respect the gas.  One small leak + One compressor/fan kicking on.....
               
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                chefbuba

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                Re:Propane hose outlet/port Thu, 05/2/13 10:30 AM (permalink)
                FUBAR
                 
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                  roadkillgrill

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                  Re:Propane hose outlet/port Thu, 05/2/13 11:58 AM (permalink)
                  amen
                   
                  My first interior fire "now' was hilarious. something hit the ball valve and slightly opened it without me being aware. Hours later...POOF.  As a newbie, I panicked and grabbed the fire extinguisher. How many ways can you spell..... WRONG!!!! When I realized that was all it was, I was able to extend my legs and kick myself!!!  It took me weeks to clean that crap out of there. Floors, walls, ceiling inside cabinets were covered with that crap. Then I wised up, I installed a emergency cut off valve. and then capped off outlets that weren't being used. Gotta love DA war stories LOL
                   
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                    DWags541

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                    Re:Propane hose outlet/port Mon, 05/6/13 2:45 AM (permalink)
                    Ok. So, if I do pipe inside to near all appliances, what is the best flexible hose to use from pipe to appliance? I've seen the yellow natural gas hoses at home depot, but when I've asked if it can be used for propane, they have said no. Is this true?
                     
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                      daddywoofdawg

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                      Re:Propane hose outlet/port Mon, 05/6/13 4:31 AM (permalink)
                      the yellow hose can be used for propane or one just like it.I forget what that hose is called right now but when you Google search the hose it does say propane/LP.
                       
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                        BelCibo

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                        Re:Propane hose outlet/port Mon, 05/6/13 7:46 AM (permalink)
                        DWags541


                        Ok. So, if I do pipe inside to near all appliances, what is the best flexible hose to use from pipe to appliance? I've seen the yellow natural gas hoses at home depot, but when I've asked if it can be used for propane, they have said no. Is this true?

                         
                        My propane shop told me to buy the yellow flex hose at Home Depot, he couldn't build me hoses near their price. Only negative was the lengths were longer than I wanted.
                         
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                          daddywoofdawg

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                          Re:Propane hose outlet/port Wed, 05/8/13 12:39 AM (permalink)
                          As far as I know, you cut the hose to length and the put the fittings on.
                           
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                            DWags541

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                            Re:Propane hose outlet/port Wed, 05/8/13 3:05 AM (permalink)
                            So, the yellow stuff doesn't have a flared tip? (If you can cut it) I'll check it out soon.
                             
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