Sunday, November 11, 2018

Sunrise

6:15 am:
As Box Van headed out from our Nite Camp, a lovely sunrise came into view!

The sunrise surprised me because I had not realized that our Nite Camp had been at such a high elevation.





9:11 am:
I was treated out to lunch yesterday by Reader Lisa at the City of El Cajon's Downtown Cafe.

Lisa and I talked for a couple of hours. She is a lovely person! Lisa is planning to RV. Perhaps in a tall van.

My fried fish and fries were scrumptious!


12:17 pm:
I'm Day Camped in the Home Depot lot in El Cajon. I've just returned from a shopping trip.

I bought brass fittings for the propane gas regulator hookup. All that I'll need to run that hookup into Box Van's interior is to buy black pipe [Home Depot does sell black pipe the size that I need].

Tomorrow I will drive to Amerigas in San Diego tomorrow morning to get the Manchester Propane Tank purged and filled.



2:39 pm:
The brass fitting that I Blogged to about at 12:17 pm does NOT appear to be right!!

The fittings are just a little bit too large in size. And for propane, using an improper fitting likely means an explosion and my death!!

Getting information about the:
6829 Manchester Tank Propane Tank ASME Permanent Mount Tank that I bought is like pulling a hen's teeth!

But getting that thread information now is my job #1.



3:20 pm:
I was outside looking at the output valve on my Manchester propane tank. That's when I noticed that there were some words on the top of the valve!






8:09 pm:
I'm staying tonite at Hotel 6. Last nite I was very uncomfortable because of the cold temperature.

Tomorrow my Manchester propane tank should be full. Then I may have some warmth by hooking up and igniting the Olympian Catalytic Heater inside Box Van!

Yayyyy! 😍



.

12 comments:

  1. To:
    Testing 1234

    Ahhh! Now I know who you are! 😍

    George

    .

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi George,
    I know in Canada brass over the counter fittings are not propane rated. The propane fittings have 3 dots or a series of dots on the fittings. Also you may want to add a flexible rubber hose from the regulator outlet to the fixed black pipe. You could easily switch to a bbq cylinder should you run out of propane or a place who fills the style of tank you have. Your tank is filled by liters until liquid comes out the vent hole. Not all places fill these tanks. A bbq cylinder is filled by weight. Hope you are enjoying your new build.

    Earl

    ReplyDelete
  3. Amerigas should have everything you need, if not go to a rv dealer. Please make sure this is done right.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Squire,

      "Please make sure this is done right."

      Good advice!

      George

      .

      Delete
  4. Once everything is right it will be just right filling MsTioga.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, Squire!

      I believe that you are correct! 😎

      George

      .

      Delete
  5. Hi George. I would advise having your "self installed " propane system professionally inspected. I m more then a little concerned when you're attempting to use the improper fittings.
    https://www.amerigas.com/amerigas-blog/2011/july/rv-propane-safety

    Ray
    Annapolis Md U.S.A

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Ray,

      It is not a "self installed" propane system.

      I am purchasing parts which will be assembled by AmeriGas.

      George

      .

      Delete

Comments