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Posted: 11/19/20 08:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Pun intended?? LOL


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Not knowing what to expect,I cleaned up and painted my horizontal tanks so they would be ready for recertifying..The propane guy looked them over and put a new certification on them..Mine are pre-1998(if that's the year) and fell into the grandpa clause..I had it in the back of my mind I would have to get new tanks but luckily I did not.


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jaycocreek wrote:

I had it in the back of my mind I would have to get new tanks but luckily I did not.


No kidding, 30 lb horizontal on eBay - $202.59 shipped.

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Posted: 11/19/20 08:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I’m guessing your old cylinders have to be filled horizontally?

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They fill them in the vertical position.

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I would think yours would have a label, or possibly stamped in the top ring what the filling orientation is. The relief screw could have its own dip tube that is intended to show an 80% fill when the cylinder is vertical.

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I would think yours would have a label, or possibly stamped in the top ring what the filling orientation is. The relief screw could have its own dip tube that is intended to show an 80% fill when the cylinder is vertical.

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I went back out and looked and you are 100% correct.

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specta wrote:

NRALIFR wrote:



I would think yours would have a label, or possibly stamped in the top ring what the filling orientation is. The relief screw could have its own dip tube that is intended to show an 80% fill when the cylinder is vertical.

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I went back out and looked and you are 100% correct.


That's funny because my propane guy(The manager) wasn't sure and he looked on the tank also..LOL

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NRALIFR wrote:

I took the cylinder to the local Ferrellgas dealer, and they came to the same conclusion: Bad valve.

The valves are pretty complex mechanism and 1 of the part is push-valve, who needs correct hose fitting for it to open.
I found it several times already that not all new hoses have well build fitting and it will not open the valve on tank.
Replacing the hose fitting solved the issue.
My horizontal tanks have clear label to be filled in vertical position.
The gauge works in both positions, although it is more precise in horizontal.





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The push-valve part is definitely working. The first thing I tried was just swapping the two pigtails between cylinders. No matter what I did, the one with the bad valve just wouldn’t work. I even tried my Webber grill using it’s pigtail, with no luck.

I could tell that the guy at Ferrellgas had removed the valve to examine it, but when it was reinstalled it still wouldn’t work. No clue what it’s problem could be.

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We are living in disposable society, where it is easier to replace whole assemble, than find qualified technician to do actual repair.
We don't replace $5 alternator brushes, but do $500 alternator replacement.
The poppet valve in the main valve is not a rocked science and I found a site where you can buy the parts, but good luck finding service station who would stock them and have qualification to replace them.
When I had the issue, I simply found old hose fitting in my garage - the one with male thread and put it on. Problem never come back.

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Propane fittings are kinda like hydraulics and fire apparatus connections - how many ways and styles can you invent to move liquid under pressure from point a to point b...

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