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Hi, I just joined the forum a month or so ago and I love it.  so much helpful information.  I tried searching but could not find an answer to my question.  I have a 502 stove I purchased off ebay.  I rebuilt it and cleaned it up but when I fired it up, I found that the fuel line where it attaches to the valve assembly had a small crack.  I'm wondering how the fuel line is attached to the valve assembly and if it is replaceable or do I need a whole new valve assembly.  Thanks for any help you can provide.  Frank
Fuel line is soldered into the valve body. Unless you're pretty good at bending tubing and soldering, replacing the entire valve assembly would be the way to go.
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The 502 runs pretty hot so I'm not certain what would be the best solder to use here.   Maybe brazing would be better.  Got a picture of the crack?  That may lead to good advice from forum members.


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A picture would provide more information. If the issue is in the valve area, I would think soft solder would be ok there.
New valve assembly would be cheaper than a ER visit 👍🏻

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Thanks everyone, it appears to be brazed into the valve, I tried to unsolder it and after 3 or 4 minutes of heat from a micro torch I couldn’t get the joint to soften.  In the process I wound up breaking the tube at the crack so I guess I’ll have to find a new valve.
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I have a valve assembly that I believe is NOS, just tarnished from years of lying about.  PM if interested.
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