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GasStop GasGear 90-Degree Propane Hose Review

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Review of the GasStop GasGear 90-Degree Propane Hose


What's up, everybody Adam here with etrailer. Let's take a look at some propane hoses. Well these are from GasStop. We're gonna have two different kinds. We're gonna have these stainless steel braided line. This one's just gonna perform the same as the rubber one, but the rubber is gonna be a more cost effective option, probably not last as long.

And the more premium option it's gonna be the stainless steel and this one's gonna last a lot longer than just your basic rubber hose. We're gonna have two different kinds when it comes to length. We're gonna have the 12 inch hose and then we're also gonna have the 18 inch hose. So as you can see, it just depends on what kind of space you're really working with. And all of these are gonna have a max PSI rating of 250.

And then we're gonna have a max BTU per hour of 200,000 for all of our hoses. Now this is where length comes into play. The ones that are on our camper right now are a little bit shorter than 12 inches long. So I'm gonna pick the 12 inches. But what I'm gonna go with is not the rubber since it's gonna be a decent amount of stress, because we're gonna have to kind of bend these around.

So I'm gonna go with the stainless right here. So basically what you want to do whenever you are swapping out your hoses, is we wanna make sure everything's shut off. So we shut off the propane tanks and they are gonna have the ACME fitting. So we don't really need a tool for this. So we can go ahead and take the ACME fitting off this side.

Then we can grab a hose or a wrench to grab and loosen this up. And you kind of tell these are just super, super stiff. So that's kinda why we're upgrading to the braided stainless steel. It's not gonna get this stiff after it's been on here a while. Sometimes shorter isn't better. So I went ahead and did both different sizes. So on this side I used the 18 inch long lines. I was able to go all the way around on the inside of this and connect it since it has this 90 degree, which is super, super convenient. But now when I put this cover on, these lines aren't gonna be in the way. So I'm gonna do the same exact thing with this one, which is the 12 inch long one. So let's just see exactly if shorter is better. So I'm gonna use a 7/16th inch wrench to kind of get this started. First thing I did on the other one. So I just put this on just to kind of break it loose because this will pivot on its own. Just like that. Once that's loose, get it kind of lined up and straight. I like to do this one first 'cause it has the most amount of threads and we really don't want to cross set these. The other one's a lot easier to get 'cause we can just do it with our hands. And one thing, before I put this on, actually. So some people think that we need to put thread tape on. Well we have a tapered MPT fitting. So if you have a straight MPT fitting, you're gonna have to put it on there, but if you see this little taper on the inside here, this is not going to need any type of tape. So just keep that in mind. If it's on there, when you pull your old one off, just take a look at the fitting. If it's tapered, you don't really have to do that step. So kind of do it with the cable, just turning it and tightening it up like this, so it's nice and tight. So let's see what the best route is for this. I think to keep it kind of out of the way, I think that's probably our best bet. Twisty, twisty, twisty. And we are good to go. There we go. And we're pretty much done. One thing I would add to the setup is a emergency shutoff valve. GasStop makes them. Basically what's gonna happen whenever you have a tiny little leak, rather it's up here by your connections, or even just inside with one of our appliances, it's gonna shut it off to prevent that gas from continuing to leak. It's gonna keep everybody safe on the inside and just preserve your propane. Now once we get it on, it's just gonna go in between our propane tank and our line. So once that's done, we can open up our valve and then we can push it to reset it. So there we go. And if there is some sort of a leak, it's gonna cut it off just like that. So it'll keep that gas up to the gauge, but it won't allow it to go back through. It's just a safety mechanism. That's going to just keep everybody safe and preserve your propane. Ultimately, the problem we we're trying to solve is this. These lines are super stiff and they're on their way out. So that's why we upgraded to the stainless steel lines. We shouldn't have that issue whenever we go down the road. These are probably only about a year, maybe two or three years old, and they're already kind of seized up. So these are gonna crack really easily. That's why we went to stainless steel lines. That's why we also didn't just go with the same kind of material here. But also a nice thing about these is we have a 90 degree, so that just makes for a lot cleaner setup. So it looks better and it's gonna fit in the casing a lot easier, too. So whether you go with the rubber pieces or just the stainless steel braided lines, it's gonna be a great upgrade for ya. I personally will go with the stainless steel just because it's gonna last longer. It might be a little bit more in the beginning, but it's gonna last. So you're really gonna get the value out of it. That's basically it for a look at the GasStop propane hoses..


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