Enders Type: 9504

Discussion in 'Enders' started by Michael Ghourdjian, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. Michael Ghourdjian

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    I have a nice Enders 9504 that my grampa had while stationed in Germany after ww2. I believer it was in his vw bus. I have not used it yet because my dad lost the propane adapter and I cannot find anyone that knows how to hook this up to a standard US spec propane bottle. Looking for some help here. The last image shows a US style propane attachment (left) right is the Enders.

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    Can the Enders fitting screw off the regulator? If so then just replace it with an American fitting. They are available at most hardware or propane suppliers.
     
  3. Jeopardy

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    If it is that old you should be replacing the hose and regulator before you try to use it. In commercial use the current guidelines are that regulators are replaced every five years especially when they have neoprene diaphragms. These are 10 x that so I wouldn't run the risk of using them.
    Keep the original hose and regulator by all means but don't use the stove with them. The replacements will then fit a modern bottle... Problem solved.
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  4. Michael Ghourdjian

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    I tried to get the regulator off but is lead sealed.. at least that’s what I was told. Don’t want to damage the original fittings.
     
  5. Michael Ghourdjian

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    It would make sense to replace th hose and regulator all together. I just have to figure out how to get the old one off and attach the new one. Anyone know of a specialist in this field that lives near Long Beach California?

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    That will be an interesting removal job if you wish to go back that far to the stove connection. The swage looks familiar but wouldn't like to say where I've seen it before.

    Option might be to cut the tube further back, it doesn't look too bad, and fit an in line connection to the new regulator. Other suppliers available.

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    If you can't find a de compression tool then it looks like online advice to gently cut away the 'ears' to release the clamp without damage to the fitting.

    I assume the pipe and clamp are over a spigot which you don't want to damage and a new hose can be fitted with more modern clamps for gas fittings.
     
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    If it were me, I would change the fitting on the regulator and then test for leaks when it’s attached to a propane cylinder.
     
  8. Michael Ghourdjian

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    Do these older (early 50s) regulators wear out? It was mentioned that some have neoprene diaphragms.
     
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    They all wear out at some stage. I’ve had them wear out after ten years and others are still going after forty years. Depending on your use of the stove would depend on how much you want to do with the stove.