scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Parts for Coleman products
Scott Begin (sbegin@MCS.NET
Sat Feb 19 2000 - 20:04:21 CST
At 07:31 PM 2/18/00 EST, Mike Haughey wrote:
>My scout troop has several Coleman distribution trees. Two of them leak from
>the fittings going to the bulk tank, it looks like the "O" rings are worn and
>torn. Does anybody know where replacement parts can be located, or do I have
>to replace the tree?
I have 2 suggestions.
First of all, try Coleman directly by phone at 1-800-835-3278. I haven't
checked on parts for distribution trees, but when I called for parts for
something else, they were able to find the part I needed quickly and
shipped it quickly. They do accept plastic. Keep in mind that you will pay
shipping for anything that you order.
Second of all, you may want to check with your local propane distribute.
The fittings on the distribution trees are a "standard" part, so they may
have O rings that fit.
If they don't have those for sale, you can get a replacement fitting for
between $7 and $10.
We have some distribution trees that aren't coleman and I replaced the
fitting on one because it had been rounded by the wrenches used by scouts
to tighten it This was obtained from a local hardware store for $7.50.
This may be cheaper than getting the part from coleman if you have to pay
for shipping, and it certainly is cheaper than buying a new one. Just be
sure to use plumbers sealing tape on the threads when to get a good seal
and test it for leaks before you use it.
Now, I will caution you that in the past couple of years, I have seen 3
different types of fittings for propane tanks, the "old" style (tank has
female threads) the new style (tank has male threads), and quick connect
(similar to an air compressor connection). Be sure to get one that matches
Yours in Scouting,
Scott A. Begin Troop 348, Oak Forest, IL, Calumet Council