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guidosarduchi
I bought a small motorhome with the propane system gutted... IE no water heater or furnace (fridge is AC only) and that is fine with me for our uses.  I attached a tank fitting with regulator to the stove in the rv with a lp butt connector, and ran the line through an outdoor storage door so I can hook up the inside stove to a 20 lb tank placed outside I will be taking with me.

My question is - is there such a product I can put some kind of a T fitting on the tank so I can put a small lantern above the tank so I can have light behind the camper if I need it?  And if there is a T what can I do to get the lantern up from the tank?

I see propane trees on the web but I need something that passes through the full size connector for the camper.

Any suggestions?  Thanks for taking the time to read...

Scott
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bwperreault
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/3-Way-Propane-Y-Adapter-LP-Gas-Tee-Valve-QCC1-Brass-T-Splitter/163343439729?hash=item2608071771:g:Ge0AAOSwel1b1wE5:rk:9😋f:0
Brian
ISO 6-56, 7-88, and 2-91.  Found a 1-91, it may be as close as I get
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rob_pontius
Here is what you need. One of these and a hose with the correct ends on it. The lantern mounts right on top and the hose can go anywhere depending on the length. Click image for larger version - Name: 15434566759281342946105.jpg, Views: 282, Size: 4.08 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 1543456762977599554430.jpg, Views: 281, Size: 4.02 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 15434568113801264699326.jpg, Views: 279, Size: 4.01 MB
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bwperreault
Scott, you need them both for what you want to do.
Brian
ISO 6-56, 7-88, and 2-91.  Found a 1-91, it may be as close as I get
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guidosarduchi
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would this work?  or would that put a lantern too close to the propane tank?
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MotorcycleDan
That one would put the lantern way to close to the tank. He would need a hose to get the lantern further away from the tank.
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guidosarduchi
Can i buy or make a rigid pipe to get it higher?  how high does it need to be?

thanks for the replies
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rob_pontius
The distribution tree in the 3rd post raises the lantern either 15" or 30" above the top of the propane tank depending on whether you use one or both pieces. It is made to thread a propane lantern to the top and the other bugs are to attach other appliances. It rests on the top of the propane tank. They work quite well.
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Stan_D
What you want is a tree and one of these'

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guidosarduchi
So... If I did buy that item in the last picture I posted (which I did should receive it soon)... I could use the extension of a propane tree to mount the lantern?  That is what I am thinking.  I have a couple of propane lanterns that could work good for this purpose.
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bwperreault
That should get you 16 or 17" above the tank.  The "Y" I posted with the Mr. Heater propane tree will get you 30"
Brian
ISO 6-56, 7-88, and 2-91.  Found a 1-91, it may be as close as I get
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Gunhippie
Here's one I made:

                

You can get all the pipe-thread to LP connectors at your propane supplier or cheaper online. I used soft-soldered 1/2" copper pipe for my lantern stem. Threaded pipe fittings are fine, but use a fuel-approved thread sealer.

Here's the end that goes into the propane valve/regulator:

          

The silver threaded bit with the slot is to open the needle-valve in a Coleman bomb valve. You don't need that for a regular propane valve.

The lantern end:

         
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guidosarduchi
Gunhippie - Thanks for the info.  I did end up ordering the the item in the picture of my last post.  I want to add an extension up to get it safely above the 20 lb tank.  I plan on using the small propane single mantle but want the option of using a larger 2 mantle.
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guidosarduchi
So what do I need to make a ridged extension with the "throwaway" cylinder end on both ends?  I would appreciate it if someone could point me to the specific adapter parts I would need.  Is this something I could find at the local hardware store?

Thanks again.  What else is the cold Wisconsin winter for - well tinkering of course!
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Gunhippie
Scott--Not exactly clear on what you need. Do you mean the female connector that goes on the bottle, or the male connector that goes to the appliance?

I doubt you'll find these at the hardware store--at least not at mine. I got the propane-specific parts from my propane supplier and from Azon. Azon, of course, about half the price, but hard to always know what I'm buying.

Non-propane specific parts can be threaded water pipe and fittings. Iron pipe or galvanized will rust on the outside. I went with copper for the looks, and then applied a vinegar/ammonia patina. You'll need to be handy with torch and solder if you use copper.
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Stan_D
For the adapter he got, he needs a male to female, 1 pound bottle fitting pole.  As you say, I doubt that can be had.  I'm not even sure how you got the one fitting you did.

He'd have done okay if he had got a tree, and either the adapter bwperreault suggested, or the one I suggested.
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guidosarduchi
Looks to me I might just need the top extension of a propane tree.  Maybe I'll have to pick one up or hope I get one for Christmas (it's on my list).

Merry Christmas everyone!  Happy GPA-ing and thank you for the suggestions and information!  This is a great site full of great people!
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