LPG pipe

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  1. BusyBuilder

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    Is there supposed to be a washer on the high pressure pipe connection that goes from filler to bottle, on the connection at the filler ?

    I've fitted a new LPG bottle and filler point in van, I was supplied with rubber hose from filler to bottle but didn't see any washer so have fitted the pipe onto filler and can't seem to get a decent seal.

    If there is supposed to be a washer will a fibre (water) washer do ? cng-lpg-filling-point-fillers-nozzles-refueling.jpg or are they made of different material ?
     
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    Looking at the pic i would say that is a compression gland.
    No washer needed as the olive will nip onto the copper pipe in the same way a water fitting does.
    The nut does need to be fairly tight to compress the olive.

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    Or it may be a brake pipe type flared end which also needs a fair bit of force to seal properly

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    There should be a flare on the copper pipe.
    No washer of any description but again it needs a bit of grunt to make a good seal.
    If it leaks it needs more grunt.

    Similar to #1 or #4

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    Just realised the flare will be on the inside of the flexy hose nut.
    Still needs grunt to seal.
     
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    No washer needed as it should seal on the taper, the pipe has a loose nut that tighten in the back of the taper part.
     
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    use plenty of soapy water and 5ltr part fill on first filling, you soon find if there tight enough.
     
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    As others have said that is for copper pipe+nut & flared after . You stated in op that you had been supplied with rubber pipe ? Which obviously won't connect to that fitting .
     
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    No the pipe is correct, it has been supplied by seller. I'll just have to get the wife on it LOL!!
     
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    the second one you linked to should fit straight to a premade rubber filling hose
     
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    If your talking about an orange rubber hose this is only for the low pressure side of the system eg regulator to the inside of the van .you should get a made up flexible pipe with the fittings on

    Joe
     
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    Scary init:eek:
     
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