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Old 03-02-2010, 17:00   #1
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Propane Tank Valves

I've got two 100 lb tanks I recently bought in La. that have the old style valves and here in Florida I can't get them filled. I'm wondering if I need to have them changed to get them filled in the third world. Do other countries have the same restrictions? Anyone had any experience with this problem?
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How are you going to transport your 100# cylinders to the 3Rd world propane depot(s)?

As of April 1st, 2002 all new cylinders, 4 to 40 pounds, must be equipped with an Overfill Prevention Device (OPD), in North America (NFPA 58).
Larger cylinders were exempted.
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That's very astute of you. I called around and you are correct, 100 lb tanks do not require the same weird three cornered valves that now appear on the smaller tanks. The dumb cow at the RV park didn't know what she was talking about. Sorry if I sound pissed, but she wasted 1/2 of my day and $10 to get there and back. Hopefully, she'll spend the rest of her life managing a RV park.
As for how I'll move 100 lb tanks around in the third world, by handcar, wheelbarrow, dolly, donkey, tricycle or whatever. People in the third world are infinitely better at logistics and transportation than we are here. You can cross Panama faster on public buses then you can drive yourself, and it costs two dollars.
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