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Copper Tubing / propane ?

They ran copper tubing upstairs, but never hooked onto it. The upstairs line looks great. The 4-5 inches outside underneath the camp looks like an older/tarnished penny. I was wondering if there was any prep work I should do it prior to hooking up a compression fitting to it and marring it with the main propane line? It's 3/8 in diameter. I don't want to sand it clean as it will lose some of it's diameter and strength. Would I be ok just hooking on to it and checking it for leaks?
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Re: Copper Tubing / propane ?

should be just fine.

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if its been left open I would blow it out
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Re: Copper Tubing / propane ?

I used compression fittings and the gas company made us change to flare type fittings.

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Re: Copper Tubing / propane ?

The CODE is Flared on Flammables. Most all over you can Solder or Braze but it is difficult if you are not in the trade. There are also some new products out that are being used in NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION that your gas company might pass. I ran a gas line in my home to feed a gas drier and some gas logs in my fireplace. I used screwed black pipe with Galv fittings and adapted to Flared at the devices. How long has Copper been in basement? Have you strength and leak tested it to make sure it is not damaged? A friend that is in the HVAC OR PLUMBING trade can be a biggg help.
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Re: Copper Tubing / propane ?

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I used compression fittings and the gas company made us change to flare type fittings.
+1 on that. We had to do the same and change to flare fittings.
Also you may want to blow out the line first because a spider can clog up the system.
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Re: Copper Tubing / propane ?

Just redid my whole camp this pass spring in black pipe, after some scum bags broke in and stole most of the copper.
One of the best updates I have made. For a good discussion on the subject and pointers on how to install black pipe go to this old thread of mine.
https://www.huntingpa.com/forums/ubbthrea...586#Post2532586
Squeaks, I don't think my camp is very far from yours, just south of Renovo, they been stealing copper in the area off and on for some time.

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The CODE is Flared on Flammables. Most all over you can Solder or Braze but it is difficult if you are not in the trade. There are also some new products out that are being used in NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION that your gas company might pass. I ran a gas line in my home to feed a gas drier and some gas logs in my fireplace. I used screwed black pipe with Galv fittings and adapted to Flared at the devices. How long has Copper been in basement? Have you strength and leak tested it to make sure it is not damaged? A friend that is in the HVAC OR PLUMBING trade can be a biggg help.
Taking cahaces with PROPANE CAN BE FATAL!!
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Why did you use galv fittings ? I was taught never to use galv on gas.Never looked into it just took their word.

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Re: Copper Tubing / propane ?

Galv fittings have less chance of voids in casting they are also malable so stress cracks and subsequent leaks are less likely OLD plumbers advice!
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