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jungleexplorer

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So I went to get my propane tank filled, but the guy said the valve is not up to date and he would not fill it. When I looked at the tank, it looks kind of rough on the outside. Maybe putting a potential bomb underneath the RV where is would be exposed to road salt and grime and the potential violent impact was not the best idea. LOL!

Anyway, here is a picture. What do you think? Should I just get the valve updated or replace the whole tank?

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I can't seem to get the image to show up so here A direct link to it. https://www.dropbox.com/s/cwvxnq8kcavzz63/20190702_175600.jpg?dl=0

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Wire brush it, paint it and have a new OPD valve installed and call it good.


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SidecarFlip wrote:

Wire brush it, paint it and have a new OPD valve installed and call it good.


Awesome. Thanks. Can I change the valve or do they require that to be done by a certified propane technician?

On a side note, how do I post pictures here? I have tried linking to DropBox, Flicker, and Google Photos. None of them show up.

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jungleexplorer wrote:

SidecarFlip wrote:

Wire brush it, paint it and have a new OPD valve installed and call it good.


Awesome. Thanks. Can I change the valve or do they require that to be done by a certified propane technician?

On a side note, how do I post pictures here? I have tried linking to DropBox, Flicker, and Google Photos. None of them show up.


Has to be done by a 'qualified' propane supplier. Interestingly, I get my (bottle) (tank) filled by the same company that fills my 1000 gallon bottle I heat my home with and he has various OPD valves in the shop to fit about anything made. Done a couple refits and he's never charged me a cent.

Don't believe you can buy them anyway unless you are in that business. never seen them at least.

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SidecarFlip wrote:

jungleexplorer wrote:

SidecarFlip wrote:

Wire brush it, paint it and have a new OPD valve installed and call it good.


Awesome. Thanks. Can I change the valve or do they require that to be done by a certified propane technician?

On a side note, how do I post pictures here? I have tried linking to DropBox, Flicker, and Google Photos. None of them show up.


Has to be done by a 'qualified' propane supplier. Interestingly, I get my (bottle) (tank) filled by the same company that fills my 1000 gallon bottle I heat my home with and he has various OPD valves in the shop to fit about anything made. Done a couple refits and he's never charged me a cent.

Don't believe you can buy them anyway unless you are in that business. never seen them at least.


Thanks. I have a 250 gal Nurse tank for my home, so I can fill the RV bottle myself when at home. I already do it for my 20lb grill and RV bottles, so I should never have to go to a supplier. I just got worried when I saw the rough shape of the tank itself.

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Posted: 07/03/19 11:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wire brush and paint. Your tank is an ASME tank not under the same rules as portable DOT cylinders, yours doesn’t expire, it is just subject to visual inspection.


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Chris Bryant wrote:

Wire brush and paint. Your tank is an ASME tank not under the same rules as portable DOT cylinders, yours doesn’t expire, it is just subject to visual inspection.


Exactly......

Find another propane vendor cause that one has head up dark hole.


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Use this to post pictures:
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bob213 wrote:

Use this to post pictures:
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Nothing wrong with the tank or valve. It would look better if you removed the rust and painted it, but that’s up to you. As mentioned, find a more knowledgeable propane dealer.


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