How's it hanging? . . . your propane line, I mean.

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How's it hanging? . . . your propane line, I mean.

Postby Big Dave » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:02 pm

What's the best way to run the pipe under the trailer? I saw someone on an Airstream forum who said they just tack welded the black iron pipe to the frame, wouldn't that compromise the pipe?
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Re: How's it hanging? . . . your propane line, I mean.

Postby Wanna Be » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:31 pm

It would depened on the skill of the welder.

I have welded gas pipe before, BUT it was 6" in diameter and XXX strength, (XXX is aproxamatily 3/8" thick walled).
Very high pressure, and X-ray tested before use.

On a TD or TTT I can not recomend it's usage as the vibration would shorten the life expentcentcy of said pipeline.

Just my $0.02 cents worth from past experiences, YMMV !

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Postby Shadow Catcher » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:42 pm

I am removing the 1/2" black Iron pipe and replacing it with 3/8 copper and will drill holes through the frame using grommets or sleeves to separate the copper from the aluminum frame. Currently the black iron is hung with stainless steel insulated straps and where it passes under the axle is the lowest point just waiting for a rock.

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Re: How's it hanging? . . . your propane line, I mean.

Postby slowcowboy » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:32 pm

I skip the propane line interly. just have about 6 inches of fittings and and a coper line under the galley counter top. one green coleman can to the stove and done!!!!!!!

I got a hose about a foot long tied to that and its got a quick discontect on it.

just pull it out a trap door on the side of the teardrop and pull open the underbelly storage drawer with the stove in it.

connect propane hose and done.

the rest of the propane is in a 5 pound o a 20 pound bottle and a propane tree.

that stuff just rides around in the back of my suv.

as for propane lines and all that yada yada there is no on my teardrop.

Plans. there was supposed to be plans to be followed when I built this thing. Opps! AH, gee, tum,tee tum. I think I forgot about the plans 2 years ago. ------Tow vehicles, 1995 ford explore, 1994 ford ranger, 1993 ford F-150, 2009 4x9 Off road teardrop, on harbor freight greatly modified frame.
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Postby Martiangod » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:07 am

Banded straps work great, just wrap in rubber to insulate
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Postby bobhenry » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:29 am

My choice ( and they are cheap )

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