Jayco RV Owners Forum
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-12-2018, 04:06 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Hellertown
Posts: 3
Propane line

Hey All,
Something chewed through my main propane line. I removed the end that attached to the regulator no problem but the end that attaches to the manifold that distributes propane ti the stove , fridge ect.. won't budge. I can see a red substance on ti which I assume is just thread sealer. It wouldn't be red loctite would it? Have any of you replaced this line? Is there a trick to it? Being a propane line I'm a littler reluctant to use heat in case there is some residual gas in the lines.
__________________

chaco1968 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2018, 04:13 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
oldmanAZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: AZ
Posts: 8,645
Welcome to the forum.

I've never replaced a line, no clue about the red stuff, and I understand not wanting to use heat!
__________________

__________________
Sherm & Terry w/rescue Eydie (min Schnauzer)
2015 Jay Flight 27RLS (Nights Camped: 102 '15, 90 '16, 80 '17, 161 '18 so far)
2006 Ford F350 6.0 PSD, Lariat, 4WD, CC, LB, SRW, auto., Camper pkg.
oldmanAZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2018, 04:52 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 55
I’m sitting in the same scenario on our Starcraft. I remember reading a thread similar where they ended up using heat. I’m a bit nervous about that because the fitting underneath is near the underbelly plastic and spray foam...
__________________
'17 Starcraft Autumn Ridge 329BHU
'17 Ram 2500 CTD
tott9713 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2018, 05:31 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
ALJO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Sparwood, BC
Posts: 2,094
Send a message via Skype™ to ALJO
Most connections are on a brass fitting and will be tight, so spray some wd40 on it and it will come loose. But the magic is also to use the proper tools.
__________________
2014 Ram 1500 CrewCab 4x4 5.7 Hemi 3.92 Rear and Air Lift 1000
2005 Jayco Jay Feather LGT - 29Y GVWR-7000 lbs.
Dexter Axle Lift 4-9/16" - installed with sub-frame.
Pro Series 1200 lbs. WDH with Double Sway Bar.
Champion 3100/2800 watt Inverter/Generator-Onboard Solar Power
ALJO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2018, 05:45 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Calgary
Posts: 434
Sure could be a combination thread sealant and thread lock product.

One option is to try to tighten it a smidgen, and then it should loosen just fine. Or use a good penetrating oil. WD40 isn't my favorite, PB blaster or similar would be more effective.
GrumpyDad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2018, 06:38 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
oldmanAZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: AZ
Posts: 8,645
Do you have a flare nut wrench for the fitting? If not, get one or you could cut the line close and use a box wrench (six point preferred) on the fitting. You'll be able to put a lot more force that way without risking rounding the fitting.

IMO, don't use an open end wrench or an adjustable wrench.
__________________
Sherm & Terry w/rescue Eydie (min Schnauzer)
2015 Jay Flight 27RLS (Nights Camped: 102 '15, 90 '16, 80 '17, 161 '18 so far)
2006 Ford F350 6.0 PSD, Lariat, 4WD, CC, LB, SRW, auto., Camper pkg.
oldmanAZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2018, 03:39 AM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Hellertown
Posts: 3
Thanks all. I am a machinist/moldmaker and sprayed it with a product we use called Aerokroil. Works like magic compared to wd-40 or even PB blaster. I won't be able to get back to it for a day or two but I will update.
chaco1968 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2018, 06:33 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Collingwood
Posts: 1,041
This came up recently. It's red loctite. A heat gun might get it hot enough to release without open flame. Either that or muscle it loose.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...ion-59001.html
PlayersZ28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2018, 01:31 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Hellertown
Posts: 3
Got it!

So I bought a set of flare nut wrenches and guess what. They stripped the nut too. I tried using just a heat gun but that didn't do anything. Since I had to cut the hose off to get the flare nut wrench on I sprayed it inside and out with a good dose of the Areokroil stuff I mentioned. Let it sit for a minute the went under with a good size pipe wrench and a good sized adjustable. Put the pipe wrench on the stripped nut and the adjustable on the aluminum manifold and cranked as hard as I could without busting a nut and she broke loose.
chaco1968 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2018, 01:37 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
oldmanAZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: AZ
Posts: 8,645
Yup, the old, 'don't force it, use a longer lever' method!
__________________

__________________
Sherm & Terry w/rescue Eydie (min Schnauzer)
2015 Jay Flight 27RLS (Nights Camped: 102 '15, 90 '16, 80 '17, 161 '18 so far)
2006 Ford F350 6.0 PSD, Lariat, 4WD, CC, LB, SRW, auto., Camper pkg.
oldmanAZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Jayco, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.