Propane and Stove:



Originally I had plans to build a cabinet to hold the propane bottles under the bus because I didn't want to give up valuable cargos space.  

However, partitioning the existing bay is so much simpler therefore the KISS principle dictates I use it.
cargo bay
Two bottles fit nicely after I cut out the top of the bay. lp bottles
The partition is screwed in with sheet metal screws and I've "vented" the bottom of the bay by making two holes with my cutting torch.

They'll be a foam gasket between the cargo bay and the gasworks.
bay partition The partion is made from a couple of pieces of steel shelving screwed together.  I think these came from a place I worked at in the mid nineteen-eighties!
Here's one bottles in place and connected to the regulator. Bottles in bay
I used one of the old seatbelts to secure the tanks. Seatbelt holds propane tank
Black iron pipe is used on the exterior of the bus and changes over to copper tubing upon entering the living area. black iron pipe
I used a piece of computer power cord as a mandrel to make a sharp bend in the copper tubing. bending copper tubing
To prepare the end of the tube you have to use a special tool to flare it.  Don't forget to put the nut on first! flare tubing Home Depot has the flaring tool, pipe and tubing.  The flaring tool was about $20.
Routing the tubing through the cabinet for the stove. copper tubing
The stove slides in and the tubing connects to a fiting on the manifold. attaching the stove The stove came from Timbucktu, my local RV store.  It was about $350 new.


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