8mm Copper Pipe for LPG, insulated or plain? (1 Viewer)

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Hi Guys,

I am looking to fit a bullfinch external BBQ point to the Motorhome. My question relates to the 8mm copper pipe. On a previous caravan it was your bog standard bare copper tube. On my current Motorhome it is covered in black insulation, not sure if it's powder coated or plastic.

What is the purpose of the black coating and is it easy to strip back to attach compression fittings and olives?

Thanks.
 
Jul 29, 2007
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I believe 8mm plastic coated is generally used for domestic heating oil pipelines buried underground, from your tank to your boiler. You can use either, just cut the insulation back. I used plastic coated because I had some left from a boiler install.

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Apr 13, 2012
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If the tube is covered you can't see damage or corrosion - I'd just use bare copper

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Jan 28, 2008
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i fitted a bbq point to my burstner and the pipe was black steel however the compression fittings worked on it
 
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Are you sure its copper and not a coated steel pipe...??
Andy
No definitely copper, you can see about 10mm where the union is fitted.. That's on the length I want to tee into but your right, elsewhere there is uncoated steel also.
 

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