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Old 10-21-2013, 08:18 AM   #1
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Reinstalling Furnace

Hi All!
New Here, but I just bought a 1980 Sunline Sunspot, which has been semi-gutted by the previous owner.

One of the things I'm working on is that the furnace was removed. I have it and know where it goes, but all of the lines leading to it were ripped out.

Right now the propane system on the truck consists of a 20lb tank with a regulator, running to a length of black pipe, which then connects to a copper line which goes into the stove.

I know very little about propane, but how can I get my furnace hooked back up easily and cheaply, I've brazed copper lines before so my first thought was to just cut the line going to the stove, stick a T in it and run that to the furnace.

Do I have to use copper for the propane run? What fitting is on the furnace? What do I need to know?

Thanks in Advance!


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Old 10-21-2013, 02:37 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Club. You will find the greatest people here. There are some real Sunline experts on this forum. I would suggest that you examine 'the black pipe'. I am sure that you will find the where the original copper tubing that fed the heater comes off from it. Make sure that the PO did not crimp it closed or damage it in any way. Was your Sunspot advertized as a hunting trailer on Craigslist in the Rochester area?

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Old 10-21-2013, 02:49 PM   #3
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Yeah, it was actually, syracuse craigslist.

He removed the original black pipe, where there was a T he put an elbow, so the whole line is gone.
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:24 PM   #4
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You can "T" the copper, the flare needs to be double flared don't use a soldered fitting of any sort or compression fittings. There are fittings and flare nuts just for gas the big box store will have them.
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