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Old 01-23-2010, 11:47 PM   #1
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Re: Installing Black Iron Piping for LP

Hey there Smitty,
I've got a question for you- when using gas, does it have much effect on the way it burns if you're parked on inclines one way or the other? By that I mean if your appliances are downhill or uphill from your supply. Just curious.
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Old 01-24-2010, 01:17 AM   #2
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Re: Installing Black Iron Piping for LP

The gas system "vapor" is under pressure and doesn't care if the appliances are uphill or down ,rightside up or upside down, the appliances might need to be level, IIRC, LP refrigeraters need to be pretty close to level to work efficiently
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:10 AM   #3
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Re: Installing Black Iron Piping for LP

Good post!

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Old 01-24-2010, 12:47 PM   #4
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Re: Installing Black Iron Piping for LP

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Paul nailed it, the LP doesn't care, but an absorbtion refrigerator would. However the tanks need to be oriented correctly, meaning you can't lay a grille tank on it's side.

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Most portable LP tanks are vapor withdrawl tanks, industrial tanks for mobile equipment and/or permanent mounting in a vehicle can be either liquid or vapor withdrawl, if your appliances require vapor and you feed them with liquid gas you are at risk of creating a bomb.

The most common misuse is when someone tries to use a forklift LP bottle (liquid, pickup on the bottom)to supply a portable space heater (vapor,pickup on the top) if you invert the bottle you effectively chancge it to a vapor bottle and the heatern will function properly

Typically LP vehicles use a liquid supply system and then use engine coolant to vaporize the fuel before it is fed to the engine, the lp engines will run in any position and also run with considerably less emissions and only about a 10% power loss.
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:55 PM   #5
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Re: Installing Black Iron Piping for LP

Thanks Paul & Smitty. This post was very informative, and has helped me make better decisions regarding my LP pipe layout.
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