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Posted: 01/04/21 03:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've had the three different types of valves(t handle, cable and electric) and much prefer the electrically operated ones. I don't remember the brand name but the ones I have have metal gears and have been operating flawlessly for 5 years now and I love em. With that said, I can access them easily and lube the blades annually. They're about $200 each but totally worth it to me.

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Posted: 01/05/21 05:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

some rigs the installer was too lazy to cut the cable down. Long cables cause tension.need them as short as possible.


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Today it is not raining hard so I am going to try and open the plastic up under the trailer and see if I can get a look at the valve. Good to know what others have been through and what people like. I'll definitely check the length of the cable and hopefully it will be obvious what is holding things up.

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Posted: 01/05/21 01:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don’t believe that anyone mentioned another possibility, manufacturing debris such as the cutouts for the tank, can be left inside and find their way to the valve. You will know when the valve is removed.





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Well after working on it for an hour today I found what I believe to be a few problems. The rod part of the cable I believe is bent causing binding as it passes through the initial part where the handle is. I did. manage to get the valve to close once and afterwards it is not closing again and is super hard to actuate. I tried putting some dry lube into the thing but it did not help. I was able to lower some of the plastic but the propane line runs below it. I see the bottom of the valve and it has a bunch of spray foam holing things in place so I just need to remove that and then I believe I can get to the valve enough to remove it.

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