Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-04-2010, 07:56   #1
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,249
Finding a Gas Adapter that Doesn't Exist !

I just ran a new gas line for my stove. Both ends are 3/8" female flares, because this is the US, and that's just what everything is. The problem is my stove was manufactured in the UK, so the inlet is a 5/16" compression fitting.

Where on Earth can I get an adapter? West and Defender of course have nothing but 3/8", since that's the standard size in the US. Plumbing supply place looked at me like I was from another planet when I said 5/16" McMaster Carr, who stocks 1000s of parts didn't have it.

After the ordeal I went through, just to find a 3/4" elbow for my head, I'm thinking buying a new stove may be easier than finding this part.
__________________

off-the-grid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2010, 08:30   #2
Moderator
 
Pete7's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Solent, England
Boat: Moody 31
Posts: 10,619
Images: 14
Dozens over this side of the pond mate, though that probably doesn't help much.

You could try these folk, they may post to the US. Very reliable chandlers or I wouldn't recommend them. The don't do on line because its a family run biz so not worth there while as most of there trade is local (me )

Percy M. See Ltd – Chandlery

Send them an e mail and see what happens

Pete
__________________

Pete7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2010, 08:31   #3
Senior Cruiser
 
GordMay's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 32,893
Images: 240
See ➥ Gas Fittings
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2010, 12:51   #4
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,249
Thanks...found it! Seems the only way is to drive all over the place until you actually find a brass/plumbing supplier who actually stocks more parts than Depot or Lowes.
off-the-grid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 00:52   #5
Registered User
 
James S's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: We're technically refugees from our home in Yemen now living in Lebenon
Boat: 1978 CT48
Posts: 5,950
Images: 139
I'm going through a similar exercise...my new force 10 has a 3/8" flare and I'm in Leb where they have no such thing....at least not that I've found yet.
Makes me wonder why mfgs don't consider international customers when not supplying addapters...have the same problem with the solenoid valve.
Glad you found the part...last resort for me is generally a trip to the machine shop.
__________________
James
S/V Arctic Lady
I love my boat, I can't afford not to!
James S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 02:41   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 3,016
Images: 4
This is a good experience for you. You'll need these skills when you try to fill your propane bottles in exotic ports.
daddle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 07:44   #7
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,249
James, if you posted sooner we could have just traded stoves, and we'd both be golden. What drives me nuts is it's a US built boat, sold primarily in the US. Why the hell do they feel the need to us a UK built stove?

Quote:
Originally Posted by daddle View Post
This is a good experience for you. You'll need these skills when you try to fill your propane bottles in exotic ports.
Wha!!! Propane tanks have different valves in different parts off the world?
off-the-grid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 12:13   #8
Registered User
 
James S's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: We're technically refugees from our home in Yemen now living in Lebenon
Boat: 1978 CT48
Posts: 5,950
Images: 139
Quote:
Originally Posted by grunzster View Post
James, if you posted sooner we could have just traded stoves, and we'd both be golden. What drives me nuts is it's a US built boat, sold primarily in the US. Why the hell do they feel the need to us a UK built stove?

Wha!!! Propane tanks have different valves in different parts off the world?
Yep..and some places propane is hard to find and butane rules.
__________________
James
S/V Arctic Lady
I love my boat, I can't afford not to!
James S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 13:57   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Baltimore, USA
Boat: Irwin Citation 39 'Chesagansett'
Posts: 159
But according to Nigel Calder, the butane pressure is less than propane pressure, so filling a propane tank with butane is OK (but NOT the other way around). Don't know how different the burners might be, though.
__________________

steve_hendry is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Self-Sufficient Sailors - Do They Still Exist ? maxingout General Sailing Forum 46 22-04-2010 02:56
Does this boat exist? C--man Monohull Sailboats 9 28-04-2009 17:34
pump out adapter b07llk Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 1 07-06-2008 22:12
Do these things really exist? sloopdavidb Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 12 24-02-2008 19:55



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:17.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.