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Old 03-04-2011, 21:25   #16
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Re: Propane Tanks

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I see from GordMay's 3rd link that there are new horizontal tanks with a OPV/OPD valve installed. It would be interesting to see exactly how they made that particular valve as the original versions were simple levered floats that shut off the valve when the propane raised the float.
- - A good economical source of propane tanks are welding supply outfits. They usually have much better pricing than "marine" stores. Second best would be RV stores as they handle a lot of tanks.
I've got two of the 10 pound Worthington's on our Pretorien. They are the only ones that will fit in the locker. I'm not sure exactly how the OPV/OPD works but its a separate value at the top of the tank not the center one where the gas is released. You need as special adapter usually to fill it and not every place has one so best to carry your own. You can order them from this company ... LPG

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Old 03-04-2011, 21:34   #17
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Re: Propane Tanks

There are a couple of things you need to consider, which I learned recently trying to do just what you are involved in. Vertical propane tanks can not be laid on their side. Horizontal tanks have special pick-ups inside which gather the propane from the top. (The liquid propane will not flow as a gas) Also, remember that tank lockers must be vented at the bottom, as propane is heavier than air (natural gas is lighter than air, so natural gas lockers need not be vented at the bottom). Good luck.

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Re: Propane Tanks

Here is a composite horizontal mount 20# tank.

Horizontal Propane Tank - Fiberglass - 20#* - *LPG Tanks & Mounts* - *Galley, Stoves & Barbeques

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