Heat is good!
When your ski bumming and the temps drop, running out of propane sucks. So, a quick stop at Ace Hardware for a propane tank exchange is easy... Or not... I decided to not only install the new tank, but also add... guess what... more insulation.
Look at where the tank goes inside that compartment. See all that shiny metal? On the other side of that pretty metal box is a couple of drawers and a cabinet that my "pantry" sits on.
My guess is that whatever the outside temp is, it's not far off inside this propane compartment, especially since it has to be vented, and all that coldness goes straight into the camper.
So... next to the new tank in the picture is some 2" thick fiberglass insulation that I used to line the inside of the box.
Proud of my engineering and continued efforts to thwart condensation, I installed the new propane tank, and reattached the line. Guess what... When I opened the tanks valve, it leaked... a lot!
Uh oh... Not good
Step 1. Remove the fitting, check, reinstall, recheck... still leaks. Note: I've been having a bit of trouble with this fitting.
Step 2. Remove the new tank, test valve, yep... gas comes out. Gotta be a bad fitting on my propane line.
Step 3. Call an RV shop, "yep... we have what you need", drive across town, nope they don't have what I need.
Step 4. Call another RV shop, "yep... we have what ya need", drive back across town, hurray... they do have it!
Step 5. Drive back to my son's place here in Spokane, get tools, remove new tank, remove old propane line, install new line, reinstall new tank, turn on the gas... It leaks! CRAP,! Step 6. Drive back to Ace Hardware, remove new tank, get another new tank, reinstall everything, and... It works!
Go figure. Not Ace's fault, just s bad valve on the first "new" replacement tank.
Heats back on, had a great surprise visit with my son Brent and his lovely girlfriend Anna, so this morning it's time to head East for more skiing.
Ski, Explore, Discover