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Old 15-01-2009, 09:39   #1
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Propane hose that shrinks closed when hot

My dad tells me they used to make a propane supply hose that will shrink closed when itís exposed to high heat or flame.

I'd sure like to use this on my stove installation.

I've done my Google homework and still no luck.
Anyone know where I could find this or what itís called?

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Old 15-01-2009, 09:43   #2
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Never heard of it.
With the amount of Propane systems out there running a regular fuel hose. I don't think it'll be much of a problem with proper vigilance.
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Old 15-01-2009, 10:00   #3
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Yeh...Iíve got the usual....electric solenoid shut-off at the tank...sniffer.
I just figured if I've got to by hose anyway....why not with this spec.

Iím putting together a shipment from the states and trying to think of anything I may have forgottenÖ.I donít find much boat stuff in Leb. And shipping and clearing is a real pain!
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how long is the run from the tank?
Trident I think only offers 1/4" ID hose. If the run is over 25' consider having a hose made of 3/8" ID
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Old 15-01-2009, 10:25   #5
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It's going to be around 25ft...I'd order 30.
I'll have a look at Trident.
I'll probably go with 3/8 in any case.
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I don't know if this is standard or a previous owner had added a feature to my propane system, but I think it is a good idea. There is a device that when there is too much flow, i.e. fuel line is cut, the ball gets pulled into its seat and blocks the flow. Mine is a brass fitting installed just after the connection to the tank.

Here's one I found that is also a tank level indicator. I don't know anything about this particular product. The difference from what's in my system is I have no fuel indicator and it is just part of the fuel line on mine.

https://www.gaswatch.com/tips.asp

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When I had a look at the Trident site that Never Monday turned me on to I saw a similar device...sure seems like a good idea...they also have a valve that closes if it gets to hot.
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