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GasStop upgrade to propane tanks


Ronbrink

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Yesterday I installed GasStop emergency shutoff devices to the Oliver’s onboard propane tanks. The process was very straightforward and relatively easy. However, did require a couple of longer pigtail propane tank connectors and additional fittings; the stock 12” pigtails were too short, given the added length to the tank valve assembly, and the ‘elbow’ fittings to lessen hose bend for improved fitment. Yellow thread sealing PTFE tape (gas-rated Teflon tape) was used, as necessary, in the installation; however, the pigtail connection is beveled and self-sealing, thus no tape necessary.

The device:

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The pigtail:

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The fitting:

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Fittings to regulator:

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GasStop devices mounted:

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Pigtails mounted (Note the angle of the ‘elbow’ fittings were adjusted downward for best fitment):

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Gas level indicator/system prime:

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Another view (Note the cable and lock for theft deterrence):

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Once the installation was completed, a soapy water test was performed to check for minor leaks. With this device, the gauge also serves as a ‘primer’ by pumping it several times, as well as occasional pressure checks for leak detection. The system prime feature should benefit times when a tank is isolated for use with a generator, fire pit or grill/griddle to purge supply lines of air prior to initial use. Nuff said!

 

 

 

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Nicely done @Ronbrink! I also have 2 gasstops just waiting for me to be installed! I read somewhere that the gas stops can cause gas flow issues with the truma water heater or heater, can’t remember which one, do you have the truma water heater and heater, if yes any issues?

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Last year I also added the GasSTops and new hoses.  However, I chose to get the hoses from Techno RV that had 90 degree angled connections and these installed without issue.  Other than "forgetting" to "prime" the GasStops (twice) they have not presented any issues.

For what its worth - I do not have the Truma.

Bill

p.s.  wish my propane tank bay was that clean - nice job!

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3 minutes ago, topgun2 said:

I chose to get the hoses from Techno RV that had 90 degree angled connections

Yup that’s what I have as well 

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20 minutes ago, rich.dev said:

! I read somewhere that the gas stops can cause gas flow issues with the truma water heater or heater, can’t remember which one, do you have the truma water heater and heater, if yes any issues?

The issue was recently addressed on the Oliver FB as follow:

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Based on this discussion, I do not anticipate any such issue with use of the GasStop. I do have Truma AquaGo, but a Dometic furnance; test pending!

 

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17 minutes ago, topgun2 said:

p.s.  wish my propane tank bay was that clean - nice job!

Pics 4 and 5 were taken at my storage facility and prior to bringing the Oliver to the house to complete the install. When checking for leaks, I put the soapy water to good use! 
 

21 minutes ago, topgun2 said:

I chose to get the hoses from Techno RV that had 90 degree angled connections

I looked at these, but really didn’t like the way the hoses came straight out of the regulator and bent abruptly, so changing the hose angle at that point made more sense in my installation. 

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6 hours ago, topgun2 said:

Other than "forgetting" to "prime" the GasStops (twice) they have not presented any issues.

Ah, good to know thanks, I would've "forgotten" as well! 😜

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On 12/28/2023 at 9:06 AM, rich.dev said:

Yup that’s what I have as well 

Same here, FWIW...

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