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Old 08-20-2015, 11:29 AM   #1
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Propane from outsie to in.....

Hello we have 1988 GMC Bluebird bus. It is propane powered. It came with a 200lb propane tank underneath as the fuel tank. I would like to get three lines inside for heat, cooking, and water heater. My thought is to have a manifold of sorts under the bus off the tank with a regulator attached to that and then flex lines up into the bus. Does this sound like it will work? Or am I missing something with all this.... Thoughts and ideas are greatly appreciated. Thank you all for your time and willingness to help.

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Old 08-20-2015, 12:08 PM   #2
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First, you need to find out if the tank outlet is pulling liquid propane from the bottom of the tank, or gaseous propane from the top. The location of the outlet isn't a reliable way to determine this since they may have a straw internally. I think most propane powered engines pull liquid propane from the tank.

Liquid propane coming out of a stove will make a real fun fireball.
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Old 08-20-2015, 03:43 PM   #3
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You might be so lucky as to find the ports labelled as to their liquid or vapor use, or might even find a plugged port available for you to plumb new stuff into. After consuming all the propane, of course..
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Old 08-22-2015, 09:35 PM   #4
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If your propane tank is 200lb rather than 200 gallon then you may not have a big enough tank to do all of the things you want to do. If you travel very much it may be hard to find places to fill up if you are using your fuel (propane) tank for all of those uses. If you are stationary most of the time and have a propane service to fill you up then it might work ok. It all depends on how you want to use your bus.
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Old 08-22-2015, 11:55 PM   #5
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I will check with the bus mechanic from the school we got the buses from on the tank size. We are going to park them and not travel too much. We have delivery porpane service available so thats a plus. Will also check on the fittings with him to see if we can find one to tap into.
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