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K-mann 09-15-2008 11:28 AM

Propane lines in an RV...Flare Fittings
I'm doing a van conversion that involves plumbing for LP gas. I'm having trouble with my flare fittings. My trouble comes when I try to hook up my copper pipe to my appliances. I have soft copper tubing coming off my shut off and running to my appliances (stove and fridge). When I hook up the flare fitting at my appliance it seems to go together ok, but when I leak test with soap and water I have a slight leak. I am NOT using tefflon tape or pipe dope on the flare fittings.

Any tips, tricks, insight into how to install flare fittings would be appreciated.

majakdragon 09-15-2008 11:42 AM

Try using a piece of emery cloth on the face of the flared copper. Sometimes the flaring tool will leave a ridge on the end. Doesn't take much to cause a leak since it is a metal to metal connection.

K-mann 09-18-2008 08:55 AM

Problem was I was flaring my copper tubing too much.

majakdragon 09-18-2008 09:06 AM

Glad you got it figured out. Now you know where I got m signature from.

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