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 Post subject: LPG Copper Line
Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:19 am 
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Hey guys

i was under the hood of my car last night and noticed that there is a crack in the copper GAS line for the LPG (Lucky im not running on gas at the moment)
I was wondering, if i break the copper tubing and Connect a rubber Heater Hose Tube to both ends of the copper Tubing and clamp them up will gas still run through the Rubber Tubing or will it burst? If it wont burst is it likely to frezze up?

If someone could answer this question that would be much appreciated

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:37 am 
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dannyye wrote:
Hey guys

i was under the hood of my car last night and noticed that there is a crack in the copper GAS line for the LPG (Lucky im not running on gas at the moment)
I was wondering, if i break the copper tubing and Connect a rubber Heater Hose Tube to both ends of the copper Tubing and clamp them up will gas still run through the Rubber Tubing or will it burst? If it wont burst is it likely to frezze up?

If someone could answer this question that would be much appreciated
have to use high pressure flex hose fitted by lpg installer. when they fit the lines they can use copper and flex hose,they work out the twist points on the body and use the hose. all copper lines will stress crack,but cars are checked at rego and minor repairs between.the hose is s.imilar to hydraulic hoses

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:11 pm 
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but cars are checked at rego


Not in Vic!

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:23 pm 
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Wadda ya mean not in VIC?

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:36 pm 
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Wadda ya mean not in VIC?


Cars are not safety checked in Vic, at rego renewal as they are in NSW.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:44 pm 
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How close is the crack to the end of the line?
If it's close you can always cut and flare it again if you have enough to reach the lockoff.
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Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 1:09 pm 
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Its very close to the end of the line
i was originally gonna reflare it but the screwy bit that goes into the converter is all one piece so i cant take the cracked bit out, which was what lead me to the rubber hose trick if it`ll work that is
Would i be better of getting a new screwy thing and then flaring it for the new one

Sorry i havnt explained myself properly i just dont know what to call certain things

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 1:20 pm 
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It can't be one piece though mate, i've never seen a setup like that before.

There will be a fitting that comes out the end of the lockoff, your line with the nut then screws onto that.

They usually allow a bit of extra line so i don't see a problem if the crack is very close to the end of it.
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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:30 pm 
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get it done at a gas mechs worksshop.. heater hose wont cop 320psi, lol
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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:31 am 
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dont fuk with it -fix properly they use copper pipe for a reason - high pressure

and btw they dont do any rwc or safety checks on rereg here in SA either and they should there are some real bombs here :shock:
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