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Old 01-19-2014, 01:00 AM   #1
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In search of LPG fitting

Recently I came across a post somewhere that gave a name to a kind of propane fitting but I lost track of the post. The fitting is meant to join two sections of tubing and is designed to be surface mounted. It has screw holes for that purpose. I believe the fitting shown in the post I saw was a right angle fitting.

What I'm hoping to find is a surface mount fitting that is a 3/8 male threaded flare on one end to receive the LP supply via copper tubing and a quick connect on the other end, and that also incorporates a shutoff valve. The quick connect end will deliver the LP to my Olympian Wave 3 catalytic beats via rubber hose which I will disconnect and stow away while traveling. Has anybody seen such a fitting, one similar or know what it is called?

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Old 01-19-2014, 09:18 AM   #2
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Try going to a plumbing store that carries gas fittings, explain what you want.
They should be able to fix you up.
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:40 AM   #3
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Try the link above. It could be half of what you're looking for. If you can find a quick disconnect for use with LPG, put the 2 together and you're set.
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:55 AM   #4
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Drop Ear Elbow On Anderson Metals Corp., Inc. Try the link above. It could be half of what you're looking for. If you can find a quick disconnect for use with LPG, put the 2 together and you're set.
Actually, it would be 1/3 of what I'm looking for, not 1/2: 1) surface mount right angle, 2) quick connect, 3) shut-off valve.

It's a step in the right direction so thank you!

Drop ear elbow... Who comes up with these names? Hahah.
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What I'm hoping to find is a surface mount fitting that is a 3/8 male threaded flare on one end to receive the LP supply via copper tubing and a quick connect on the other end, and that also incorporates a shutoff valve. The quick connect end will deliver the LP to my Olympian Wave 3 catalytic beats via rubber hose which I will disconnect and stow away while traveling. Has anybody seen such a fitting, one similar or know what it is called?

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Any LP gas distributor/dealer that works on/repairs LPG systems should have the fittings you're looking for.
A web search for "propane gas service" will locate one near you.

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Thanks. I'll check around.
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Any LP gas distributor/dealer that works on/repairs LPG systems should have the fittings you're looking for.
A web search for "propane gas service" will locate one near you.

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OK. I've now spent about an hour searching Google for someplace that sells LP gas fittings in my area. No luck. It may be due, in part, to the fact that I live in a rather urban area. It's not difficult to find a place that will fill your propane tank, but finding a good assortment of fittings is another matter.

Home Depot has some and I picked up a 3/8" flare T fitting with which to tap into my LP line and create the new line to my heater, and they also had the 3/8" flare nuts, so I'm set in that department. Neither Home Depot, Lowes or Orchard Supply Hardware had anything in the way of a surface mountable, 3/8 shutoff/quick connect. Nor have I been able to find something like that anywhere online. Maybe they aren't made. The closest I've come is the fitting from propaneproducts.com in the included photo but it is 1/4", not 3/8, and there is no means by which it can be anchored to the wall in my RV. I could get a step-up adapter from 1/4 to 3/8 but that would still leave me with the problem of anchoring the fittings.

Any thoughts or ideas to assist would be greatly appreciated.
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That ball valve does not look like it's gas approved. Be sure the valve says for gas. Also, why not install a Marshall extend stay tee in your line and find and just run the hose, to the tee and disconnect and cap the line when not needed. I have one to use a propane bottle on my rig, it has a hook up for a gas grill fitting also...You will need a regulator between the extend a stay and your heaters. The extend a stay goes between the tank valve and regulator...
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That ball valve does not look like it's gas approved. Be sure the valve says for gas. Also, why not install a Marshall extend stay tee in your line and find and just run the hose, to the tee and disconnect and cap the line when not needed. I have one to use a propane bottle on my rig, it has a hook up for a gas grill fitting also...You will need a regulator between the extend a stay and your heaters. The extend a stay goes between the tank valve and regulator...
It's a good thought to make sure the valve is propane approved. Thanks. Other than the vendor's word how can I tell?

As to the extend-a-stay, isn't the purpose of those to allow the connection of an auxiliary tank? I don't want an additional tank and I'm not sure if using one without a second tank would allow me to hook up the heater. Plus, I don't want to route a hose from outside to inside. I think it would be cumbersome having to deal with that all the time. Thanks for the thought, though.
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Here's a company I bought a bunch of stuff from, when I was redoing my gas grill with extended hose Tejassmoker. Hope this helps
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Here's a company I bought a bunch of stuff from, when I was redoing my gas grill with extended hose Tejassmoker. Hope this helps
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Thanks. I've already been there.
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Last chance, have you tried a company called McMaster-Carr. They surely have a lot of variety of industrial type fittings. If it's made they would have it. Here again happy hunting !
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Use the drop ear elbow as suggested in post 3 and this valve Hansen, MB Sturgis 250 Low Pressure Quick Connect Socket
Connect them together with a brass close nipple.
Buy the male part of the quick connect to match.
You're not going to find the 3 parts you need in a "one piece" fitting.
You have a flaring tool for flaring your copper tubing? I think it will be a 45 degree flare.
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Last chance, have you tried a company called McMaster-Carr. They surely have a lot of variety of industrial type fittings. If it's made they would have it. Here again happy hunting !
I sent them an email. Thanks.
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