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Old 27-03-2016, 22:48   #16
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Re: Propane tank question

I think you could probably convert a vertical tank to horizontal by changing the valve.

You would also need to figure out how to keep the correct side up. Commercially made horizontal tanks have mounting feet welded on them so you can't install them wrong. That could be as simple as marking it "This Side Up"

Like you said, I think it would be pretty expensive to make the change. I would just buy the right tank.
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Re: Propane tank question

We have horizontal tanks.
- You fill it in the upright position.
- The outlet is offset so when you lie it on it's side, the outlet is on the high side.
- There are feet on the bottom so you don't accidentally fit it upside down.
No you couldn't reasonably retrofit a normal tank.
That said, unless you really need a horizontal tank, I would suggest avoiding it in the USA. Get a standard BBQ tank as places to fill tanks are a pain to find and usually require a car to get to. BBQ tank trade in places are all over the place.
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