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Posted: 07/03/19 01:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good maintenance would have corrected that rust etc. sooner,...wire brush, paint, new valve IMO.


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Old-Biscuit wrote:

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.



X2. Get another vendor. This guy doesn't know what he is doing and
shouldn't be trusted. All he knows about are "cylinders" which are used on travel trailers. You have an ASME "tank". Totally different.


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Same old song.....I've been told twice need to have a new date certification tag and valve replaced by propane "dude". I finally printed off a copy of the ASME tank guidelines (Google it) that specifically states "does not apply to motorhomes!" Only for travel trailers and portable DOT tanks....I now keep this in the cab of my RV for whomever wants to insist that I need a new certification. This dude stated "Well I have a diesel pusher and had to have mine replaced"....someone told him he needed it re-certified and only a special truck shop could replace the valve and it was 90 miles away. I showed him my paperwork and he filled my tank. Visually, yes, paint your tank but nothing else is needed.

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A handful of years ago, we were in line at a Flying J waiting to get propane for our Class C. The folks in front of us had an older Class A. The employee came out to fill his tank and told him the valve was too rusty. The RV owner challenged that he knew the tank was rusty, but he didn't have a problem in the past filling the tank. The employee called the manager and they filled it without issue.

I honestly think in situations like yours, some people are either afraid to try, don't know how to use an adapter or just aren't thinking straight. The Flying J by our house that we use to fill Propane tanks and cylinders has an assortment of adapters to fill different Propane tanks and cylinders.

-Michael


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Posted: 08/13/19 04:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well. Got it all cleaned up. Looks like new. Thanks guys.


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Nice work! It does look like new...and I'm sure still performs like new.





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Looks good, although I think I might have made new labels for "Vapor" and "Fill" using a home office label maker...



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