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Old 04-20-2012, 09:40:37 AM
c east c east is offline
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Default Propane tank safety

I have an old John deere propane tank (40 Gals) that I have replaced a leaky valve on...What needs to be done to purge the air from the tank....?
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Default Re: Propane tank safety

I believe there is a purge fitting used by propane people that will allow them to purge air until the tank starts to fill completely. I have seen something used but didn't pay close attention, as they were standing with their back to me so it was hard to see.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:28:11 PM
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Default Re: Propane tank safety

They have either a screw head in the side of the valve ,or a small thumb screw . Open this when filling to vent air until you get a good vapor flow. Your propane fill station will know how to do this properly.
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