Water and Propane, Part Two
The propane installation is the one single part of this project that we called in help for. A propane leak is not something we wanted to mess with and despite no one actually checking out our paper work (see future post for details), the propane installation technically needed to be certified by a qualified propane technician.
We opted for two 20Lb propane tanks mounted to the back of the bus. This sounded dangerous to everyone we shared the plans with so my dad came up with an incredible plan to make a stand for the propane tanks that folds up when we are driving so that the tanks can be removed and tucked under the bed through the back door of the bus.
The bendable metal propane lines run from the automatic regulator mounted to the back of the bus, under the bus and along the frame of it to the various propane appliances where they come up through the floor. The lines are protected by wire loom and placed in a way to avoid the possibility of becoming snagged on anything or dented by derby while driving.
The propane appliances include the tankless water heater discussed in the previous post, the three way fridge we were gifted from the salvation army, and the stove we bought out of another RV.
I'd like to provide more insight to this process or information on how to install propane, however, my only advice would be to have someone help you install the lines and oversee the process to ensure safety.