Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-25-2014, 08:05 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
1968 28' Ambassador
Ojai , California
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 13
Can old LP tank valves be upgraded to OPD valves?

I was told my propane tanks had the older, illegal valves and that I would need to get new tanks with OPD valves.
Is it possible to simply take off the old valves and install new OPD valves?
Thanks! Jim
__________________

__________________
jimblacker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2014, 08:06 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
wkerfoot's Avatar
 
1979 23' Safari
1954 29' Liner
Orange , California
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,667
Jim,

Yes I had new valves installed on the original aluminum tanks on my 1979 Safari.

Bill

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimblacker View Post
I was told my propane tanks had the older, illegal valves and that I would need to get new tanks with OPD valves.
Is it possible to simply take off the old valves and install new OPD valves?
Thanks! Jim
__________________

__________________
Bill Kerfoot, WBCCI/VAC/CAC/El Camino Real Unit #5223
Just my personal opinion
1973 Dodge W200 PowerWagon, 1977 Lincoln Continental, 2014 Dodge Durango
1979 23' Safari, and 1954 29' Double Door Liner Orange, CA

http://billbethsblog.blogspot.com/
wkerfoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2014, 08:58 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Minno's Avatar

 
1972 31' Sovereign
Lexington , Minnesota
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,323
Yes you can. Bring them to a propane dealer. They can re-certify your tanks and install OPD valves. We had that done to 30 LB aluminum tanks.

Chris
__________________
Minno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2014, 09:31 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
1974 Argosy 20
2014 20' Flying Cloud
Kooskia , Idaho
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4,591
Yes, valves can be replaced by a propane dealer at their shop, and the tanks re certified at the same time. Cost will probably be in the $40 each range. Call first to be sure that the shop does that work. I have never had a problem finding someone to do it, but in other posts on the forum I have seen some people having a hard time finding a dealer who will change the valves.

BTW, it is not a do it yourself job. The exact right valve for the tank size must be used, and the equipment to hold the tank and unscrew the valve is not all that easy to come by. It is worth the professional's time. And again, the re certification can be done then too.
__________________
idroba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2014, 11:37 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
mefly2's Avatar
 
2015 25' FB Eddie Bauer
Western , ** Big Sky Country ** Montana
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,283
Yes; around here they charge $10 for recertification of the tank and the cost of the new valve. Just had one done last summer ... a left over from 1970 !
__________________
mefly2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 12:48 AM   #6
1 Rivet Member
 
1968 28' Ambassador
Ojai , California
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 13
Excellent! Thanks so much for all your replies on this; very helpful!
__________________
jimblacker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 06:10 AM   #7
4 Rivet Member
 
2000 30' Excella
Toledo , Ohio
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 413
If you have aluminum tanks don't let them get replaced with steal ones . Like all the above have said have the opd valves installed , by a propane dealer .
__________________
woodfox45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 06:56 AM   #8
Huh?
 
Ultradog's Avatar
 
1975 27' Overlander
Twin Cities , Minnesota
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 494
Images: 8
I also had my valves replaced. I have two 30 lb aluminum tanks.
At first I thought I would just buy the valves and switch them myself.
The guy who sold me the valves said it was hard to get them out without the special wrench they use.
I tried it and found it was Much more difficult to remove the old valves than I expected without the tool.
I brought them back and he teased me a little but did it for me.
__________________
Ultradog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 07:07 AM   #9
Wise Elder
 
Jammer's Avatar
 
2010 30' Classic
Vintage Kin Owner
South of the river , Minnesota
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 4,119
Quote:
Originally Posted by idroba View Post
BTW, it is not a do it yourself job. The exact right valve for the tank size must be used, and the equipment to hold the tank and unscrew the valve is not all that easy to come by. It is worth the professional's time. And again, the re certification can be done then too.
I've done it. You can order the correct valves, and purchase the wrench.

Whether it is worth it or not depends on your situation.
__________________

__________________
To learn to see below the surface, you must adjust your altitude
Jammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Specifications for new OPD valves Phrunes LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 16 03-12-2013 07:56 AM
OPD valves for 40 pound aluminum bottle phred LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 7 05-30-2009 12:56 PM
OPD valves with wire to propane gauge eubank LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 2 09-29-2008 03:59 PM
OPD valves... FAILURE!! Silver Bullet LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 10 11-28-2003 09:07 AM
OPD valves, Sight Gauges & Remote Senders femuse LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 1 04-29-2003 08:41 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.