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06-15-2018 12:40 AM
Gunnut491
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Originally Posted by Old Soldier View Post
Tony while I agree that it doesn't always need replaced, here in Texas where it routinely hits the high 90's for long periods of time, once they go they're pretty much done. 80% is our max fill but in the summer on older tanks we cut the max fill back to 70%.
Do you ever see this problem with small BBQ size tanks?
04-05-2018 02:43 PM
Redlineshooter my condolences to the family and to the people who knew old soldier personally..

I think most lpg tanks are rated to 100+ Celsius

It takes a forest fire in 300-3000 degrees will destroy them..

typical tanks i recommend would fall within the above ground tanks your local petrol stations has..

as for the tanks generally used in homes when i was a kid typically ran about the same size as what you would use oxygen bottle for an oxy welding setup and typically mounted on the outside of them home in a set of 2-4 lasting 2-3 month's cooking and water boiling..

typical 1's used in the rv industries aren't within the realm of of home use and should not be store inside your home same with the 1's meant for domestic where you don't have mains gas supply..

though if you are wanting something within the 2-5 years type supply you are looking at very large industrial tanks..
03-29-2018 05:51 PM
Ballenxj
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I never knew his real name but some on here knew him personally. He is greatly missed.
I'm glad this thread is stuck so his memory will live on.
03-29-2018 05:37 PM
Bob3rd
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WOW! That's so sad.
Do you have his real name? He was such a wealth of information.
Thank You for passing this sad news on.
I never knew his real name but some on here knew him personally. He is greatly missed.
03-29-2018 12:38 PM
Ballenxj
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Just a word of note, Old Soldier passed away 11/2017, he can't answer give insightful info now.
WOW! That's so sad.
Do you have his real name? He was such a wealth of information.
Thank You for passing this sad news on.
03-29-2018 12:03 PM
Bob3rd Just a word of note, Old Soldier passed away 11/2017, he can't answer give insightful info now.
03-29-2018 10:06 AM
NW GUY RE- PROPANE TANKS

ABOUT 30 years ago we had a bad forest fire going. We had received our prepare to evacuate warning from local SD and it really just depended upon a little spit of wetland as to which way it was going to go.

We were lucky, it went the other side.
ANYWAY it has been raging for hours and all of a sudden a blast booms out coming through the trees. THen they come almost regular, boom, 10 minutes boom, went on for about 6 booms, them a HUGE BOOM.

The fire was running a string of little cabins and the booms were the 100 pound tanks blowing. Then the fire made it to a 500 pounder. Very impressive the energy a propane tank has in it.
They were over 3 miles away through the woods and it was still impressive.
Closest the fire came to burning us out was about 1/4 mile through the trees but thanks to a high water table there was a fair amount of wetland it had to negotiate in our area and it kept it away.
02-05-2018 11:16 AM
Brettny Hey old soldier do you know the distance a 100lb dot tank has to be away from a basement window, ac condensor and normal window?
08-27-2017 02:59 PM
Old Soldier The largest Propane Distribution hub in the US is Mount Belview located in Beaumont, Tx, a Houston suburb. Its my opinion the propane spot price is going to spike due to the ongoing flooding, hard. If you've been waiting to order your tank filled NOW would be a good time.
04-11-2017 11:23 AM
Old Soldier Spring is here, check the paint on you Propane tank and add it to your "To Do" list if it needs attention.
03-13-2017 11:31 AM
fusil fire A word on propane tanks. The metal actually expands and contracts as the weather changes or at the time of filling.On a cool day and the tank is being filled it will feel warm to the touch. The paint also has to stretch and contract. I have been told that the modern pumps allow for vapor equalization. I still try to fill tanks when the weather is cool going into winter, same as filling a tank on an automobile.
01-12-2017 09:57 PM
Jagged That is very comprehensive. I'll read over that during the next little while and follow up if something I was wondering wasn't answered. Thanks for the link, this forum is rather huge and finding specific information is a tad tricky at times.
01-12-2017 09:28 AM
Old Soldier
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Originally Posted by Jagged View Post
I haven't used Propane just yet but we're considering doing so in our BOL. I don't know much about it honestly. Can you just choose to buy the tank? Is 250 gallons the size of a "big tank"? if you just run an oven on a tank that large, wouldn't it last for years? Can you install a line from the tank to a valve you could use specifically to fill smaller 5 and 10 gallon RV tanks?

Thanks for any help you can offer.
Many of your questions are answered here: https://www.survivalistboards.com/sho...rimer+preppers
01-11-2017 10:51 PM
Jagged I haven't used Propane just yet but we're considering doing so in our BOL. I don't know much about it honestly. Can you just choose to buy the tank? Is 250 gallons the size of a "big tank"? if you just run an oven on a tank that large, wouldn't it last for years? Can you install a line from the tank to a valve you could use specifically to fill smaller 5 and 10 gallon RV tanks?

Thanks for any help you can offer.
12-27-2016 01:41 PM
Old Soldier
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Originally Posted by djm1204 View Post
They will only fill my underground and above ground tanks to 80 % here in West central Florida
80% is an industry standard "max" fill.
12-27-2016 12:00 AM
djm1204 They will only fill my underground and above ground tanks to 80 % here in West central Florida
10-27-2016 09:18 PM
elek I can't say I've ever had this problem and my tanks have been covered outside since the late 70s. We have pressure release valves on them though, and the outside temp doesn't ever get above 35C in very rare cases. We always make sure they aren't getting rusty and we change the lines every couple years.
10-14-2016 08:13 AM
Old Soldier
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Originally Posted by Tony_agr View Post
I won't argue with that, I agree that the hotter the weather, it would be wise to replace PRV, In Texas if I'm not mistaken the relief valve is rated at 250 or 275PSI? here in CA they make their on rules
Its good to have another propane guy on this board, I'm not real good at following up on my posts
Yep, 250 PSI is the standard. While we primarily follow NFPA 54 & 58 Texas also publishes their own LP gas rules that we're also subject to. Nothing really strange in there but sometimes you have to string the rules together to get to the correct destination.

Arkansas has written their own rules completely separate of 54 & 58, it largely mirrors them but they're most certainly a different critter.
10-13-2016 07:51 PM
Tony_agr One thing to remember, it is important to transport DOT Cylinders in the upright position, the valve on top of the tank is not designed for liquid, additionally if you hook up the tank after it was horizontal there is a chance that you can introduce a small amount of liquid into the system that is designed for vapor.possibility of blowing out gas control , I will say hat after 30 years doing the propane thing I've never seen this happen but.... it makes sense to clear the valve just in case.. this really only applies to none "OPD" valves
10-13-2016 07:44 PM
Tony_agr
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Originally Posted by Old Soldier View Post
Tony while I agree that it doesn't always need replaced, here in Texas where it routinely hits the high 90's for long periods of time, once they go they're pretty much done. 80% is our max fill but in the summer on older tanks we cut the max fill back to 70%.
I won't argue with that, I agree that the hotter the weather, it would be wise to replace PRV, In Texas if I'm not mistaken the relief valve is rated at 250 or 275PSI? here in CA they make their on rules
Its good to have another propane guy on this board, I'm not real good at following up on my posts
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