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Old 24-05-2011, 18:02   #16
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Re: Plugged Propane lines

Hello, We had a propane system for the kitchen put in our new house five years ago. The gas fitter put a six inch approx. pipe off the bottom of the regulator with a cap on it. He said it was to collect the oily residue in the gas that accumulates over time. I opened it up and sure enough there is some light oil in the bottom. Got my new boat build, I will have him look into doing the same installation.
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:55   #17
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Re: Plugged Propane Lines

I have managed to clean out the copper piping by detatching both ends then connecting the incabin end to the freshwater hot water tap inside. I cleaned out the piping by squirting some dishwashing liquid into the connecting hose and then turning on the tap. I repeated this several times and then flushed the piping with plain hot water. Then I connected a scuba tank to the opening and removed any residual water with high pressure air. There was quite a bit of oily residue that came out of the pipe and it seems to be working quite well but time will tell.

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