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Propane tanks..new law Apr. 1

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by StoneyK5, Feb 25, 2002.

  1. StoneyK5

    StoneyK5 1/2 ton status

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    That's a fact..new Fed. law goes into effect Apr.1 for the vertical tanks only like for bbq's and older mohos, but the horizontal tanks like in newer motorhomes are ok. The tank fitting is larger but has threads on the inside for the old hose to fit inside the new tank fitting. I just got a new motorhome mag. and just skimmed the article. Right now I have 5 tanks to trade but the're all full.. [​IMG]

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  3. behemoth

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    ...so are you gonna tell us what the law says or are you gonna make us guess?

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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    for the vertical tanks only like for bbq's and older mohos, but the horizontal tanks like in newer motorhomes are ok.

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    hmm..



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    im discombobulated too. i dont get it
     
  6. StoneyK5

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    Ya.. I was at the end of my break at work so was trying to type fast. The law says you wont be able to get the old tanks filled after April 1, '02 and that you'll have to trade the tank in or buy a new model tank with the bigger valve that the hose connects on the outside of the valve on the tank. Some places wont fill a tank now unless it's the newer one or you have to sign some forms releasing the shop from all liabilities. I think the old hose will still fit inside the new tank valve so ya wont need to replace the hoses, just make sure the new valve inside thread is QCC Type 1 for the old pigtail. The new valve is the Type 1 ACME with an overfill prevention device (OPD) and the old was a POL valve that they used a screwdriver or wrench to let the vapor escape until the tank was full. This article stated all cylinders 4-40 pound vertical nonstationary DOT cylinders regardless of whether they've been recertified within the last 12 years (10 years in Canada). Thought I would give everyone a heads up on this cause I would think the tanks will be going fast very soon.

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    Our you could buy the new vavle for $15.00 and it screws in to your old tank.... That is the way to go....Dan

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    I thought you could trade the old tank in for a new style for 17bux filled, and get another 12 years if they still stamp the date on the carry handle.

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    yeah, just do a tank swap at a local supermarket with one of those APX vendors. as long as they don't implicitly demand that your swap tank has a newer style valvegear on it, you should be fine.

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    As far as I know, My little b-que tank has both a cource thread on the out-side and the normal left-hand thread on the insid. I'm pretty sure it's got a Overfill prevention Device on it, but they still use a screw driver to vent it when filling.

    Am I going to be O.K.? or do I need another tank?

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    Ya, they still have to fill the tanks the same way, with the filler connected to the inside of the tank valve. That's why the old hose "pigtail" will still work in the new tanks. I was trying to let folks know before bbq and camping season starts about the new law.

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    i fill at home anyway. I can use my old tanks, no adapter required.

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    Thanks for the clarification. You had me scratchin' the ol' noggin'! My bbq is over 30 years old (don't fix it if it ain't broke) so I think I'll just try to find four or five adapters for all the tanks that I now have.

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    Anybody know how much a propane carb or propane TBI unit might be? I have engine work coming up (someday), and one of the ideas I'm tossing around is a propane conversion (pirate4x4 idea).


    BTW, thanks for the info thread!

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