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Old 10-04-2018, 08:42 AM   #1
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Propane QC valve mounting bracket

Anyone have a picture of the stock ETI propane QC valve and mounting bracket. I have found plenty of QC valves but none seem to be mountable. Would like to see how ETI did it. I found one valve and mounting bracket but the bracket attached to black metal pipe.
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:36 AM   #2
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Anyone have a picture of the stock ETI propane QC valve and mounting bracket. I have found plenty of QC valves but none seem to be mountable. Would like to see how ETI did it. I found one valve and mounting bracket but the bracket attached to black metal pipe.
Thanks Eddie
The photos below show our factory QC mount (2017 21'). Looks like it's time for a bath!
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Old 10-04-2018, 01:03 PM   #3
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I've never seen a quick-connect valve with a mounting bracket; they all have a female pipe thread inlet and are supported by the pipe. As Dale showed, Escape appears to be using a pipe thread to flare adapter to connect it to the copper tubing, and strapping across the flare nut; they don't use a bracket at all.

I would use at least a short piece of pipe (a nipple) or a through-bulkhead connector between the valve and the flare adapter, and use a bracket holding the pipe or bulkhead connector. It would require one or two more pipe thread connections, but I think it would provide a much more solid way to hold the hardware.
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Old 10-04-2018, 06:44 PM   #4
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Dale: Thank you for the picture.
Brian: I agree with you. I have a Scamp Bulkhead double 3/8 flare fitting. I may use that and the fitting you suggested and one of those double flare nut assemblies with the QC valve.
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