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Listen man, if you want to go with rubber line I have a piece from my rig (135" wheelbase) that will suit you just fine, hit me up with a pm if you want it, make me an offer like 50.00 bucks shipped, otherwise run what you want to run and take some pics, good luck, later man.
 

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I wouldn't, I would rather pay for the proper hose and not have to worry about it.

Find an aftermarket forklift parts house like e-parts or Intrupa and you should be able to buy bulk hose and fittings from them for pretty cheap.
 

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Ide run rubber hose. Yes copper is plenty strong but it doesn't like to flex and over time it fatigues it alot. I ran copper line from the Air compressor to the tank, only about 3 feet and the flex cracked it.

Also it takes quite a bit to rub through the hose as it has a steel braided center, go with the hose.

another point. It is alot easier to carry a couple feet of hose and some screw on type fittings and repair the hose on the trail if you need to.
 

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Why would the copper be flexing if it is tied to the steel tube frame???

Why is it not "propper hose"???

Compression fittings and you would be done..

Someone give me a good reason this is not gonna work.
 

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oh i forgot to mention

17.00 first foot and 9.00 foot after that

do the math
i need around 12 feet of hose
125.00 bucks:eek:


plus fittings

where did you get those prices? sounds like Canadian pricing to me.
you do not have to run CSA approved line in the USA.
normal line is way cheaper then that even here in Canada.
 

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Why would the copper be flexing if it is tied to the steel tube frame???

Why is it not "propper hose"???

Compression fittings and you would be done..

Someone give me a good reason this is not gonna work.
oh it will definitely work, as I stated already, Dodge used it in the OEM lpg trucks.
one good smack and it is flattened. too easy to damage IMO.
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Which is why I reccomended that it be protected. Just like any fuel line.

One good smack of a rubber hose and you are screwed as well.
 

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I did my toy with 1/4 id stainless tubing with no problems.
 

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where did you get those prices? sounds like Canadian pricing to me.
you do not have to run CSA approved line in the USA.
normal line is way cheaper then that even here in Canada.
local guy quoted me
 

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Why would the copper be flexing if it is tied to the steel tube frame???

Why is it not "propper hose"???

Compression fittings and you would be done..

Someone give me a good reason this is not gonna work.
same thing ive been saying
if my chassis is flexing enough to fatige a line then i need to rethink my design
I know rubber is way easier to rout but in my buggy it wont be to bad runnin the hard line.
my main ? was about the size and if there is any special type of tubing to use
 

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I did my toy with 1/4 id stainless tubing with no problems.
You could get away with copper, many RV's, OEM applications had copper. Its been fazed out on aircraft though because of fatique from vibration. I was going to suggest SS if you had to have hard line but the rubber hose is tough as nails and would take a beating better, but you should not route it where that would be an issue anyways. You would at least want some hose at your bottle connection.
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Why not get some aluminum tubing? If it's good enough to hold 3,000 p.s.i. hydraulic systems on a jet and not crack, it'll work for a stinkin' propane tank. Two short sections of hose at each end, and you'll have it made.

If that chassis vibrates enough to cause problems with the tubing, the whole fucking chassis would crack apart, not to mention the double vision the driver would suffer from.
 
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