I ended up buying my 3/8" copper tubing, flare fittings and a flaring tool, and I did the installation myself. (I am getting a licensed gas fitter to check my work.)
It went pretty smoothly once I figured out how much tubing had to extend beyond the flaring tool block to get the right size flare. I didn't have much room to work at the back of the fridge -- just enough room for two wrenches and nothing else.
|The back view of my Dometic RM 2193 fridge, flaring the ends of the copper tubing.|
I got frustrated with the flexible pigtail connector between the tank and the regulator. My RV supplier didn't send me a pigtail with my big parts order, and I was told that I could buy one at Crappy Tire. And yes, I did find a connector hose made for RVs at Crappy Tire.
|Tools and fittings, including the non-standard connector hose from Crappy Tire (POS!)|
Well, I got the gas connected, tested for leaks using a soapy water solution (yes, I found two and quickly tightened them up) and both appliances are running fine. There's no gas smell, no bubbles, and the CO/gas detector hasn't made a sound.
|Another view of the kitchen, with the Suburban cooktop.|