Originally Posted by Coastal Canuck
Hello, I have a 1970 Hughes
29'. I am rebuilding the propane system as it was partly removed and well its old. Inside is the original Coleman 4 burner stove/oven and newly installed (before I bought it) Dickinson Propane heater
my question is, on my stove its the old copper line and on the new Dickinson its the rubber hose. I would replace all to the rubber hose but the coleman has the copper line running past the burners to the input. I would rather not buy a new stove if I don't need to, however at my propane tank can I have a T valve with both rubber and copper lines going into it?
I don't understand your question but I will try to answer it anyway:
The ABYC has a strict set of guidelines for propane systems and appliances
on a boat
. Get yourself a copy and study them until you're sure you understand them and can replace/repair your system to be in compliance.
One thing I know from the ABYC requirements is, there can be no connections inside the boat except at the appliance. This means you must run a separate line from the propane locker to each appliance in the boat.
Propane is pretty safe on a boat as long as the installation
complies with the ABYC standards and the appliances
are approved marine
appliances and used and maintained correctly.