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Old 17-05-2018, 09:48   #16
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Re: LP locker - airtight fitting for solenoid wires

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Please do not be so foolish as to presume that a drain cannot become plugged.

Definitely not. Every time we visit the boat (we aren't local, so it's not every week) we pour a little water into the bottom of the propane locker and make sure we see it coming out the drain and overboard... if not, we investigate further.
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Re: LP locker - airtight fitting for solenoid wires

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Indeed.
The gland is unlikely to seal well with an asymmetric pass-through (hose & wires).
Unlikely to seal at all.
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Old 17-05-2018, 10:27   #18
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Re: LP locker - airtight fitting for solenoid wires

In Canada wires must be seperate from the propane hose. And the propane hose must use a proper thru hull fitting with a gland packing or with a male/male thru hull with hoses screwed to it. Also as in dictated it is possible for the locker vent to be come plugged. The locker should be inspected and cleaned at least a couple times a year.
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Old 17-05-2018, 10:29   #19
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Re: LP locker - airtight fitting for solenoid wires

I'm about to re-configure my propane locker.

What's wrong with a blob of silicone?
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Re: LP locker - airtight fitting for solenoid wires

Small hole for the wire, flexible caulking both sides and thru the hole.
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Re: LP locker - airtight fitting for solenoid wires

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.......or with a male/male thru hull with hoses screwed to it.
That doesn't meet ABYC or its comparable in Canada. The hose must be continuous between the locker and the appliance. Also propane hoses cannot be clamped to a fitting. They have to be machine crimped by a qualified propane supplier.
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Old 17-05-2018, 10:44   #22
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Re: LP locker - airtight fitting for solenoid wires

When I made a dedicated propane locker, for the wires I just made a small hole in the locker just under the solenoid attachment point to pass the wires through, and sealed around them with some 4200 or similar. This is only a small hole so nothing to worry about really, since it is raised above and much smaller than the propane drain hole. There is a dedicated gland for the propane hose line. http://www.sailingwhimsy.com/2017/05...rt-2-done.html
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Re: LP locker - airtight fitting for solenoid wires

Exactly. Even a partially obstructed drain, in concert with a leak in any of the nine or ten possible leak locations still inside the locker, will force propane out though any other openings.
BTW, West Marine certainly does have cable glands in every store, picked up one myself for a WiFi extender recently.
If you use good marine grade duplex 18 ga wire for the solenoid, it will seal perfectly with that same $10 gland.
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Please do not be so foolish as to presume that a drain cannot become plugged.

thats a fact
personally I got rid of gas for methylated spirits stove, and a microwave slung beneath
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