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Old 11-17-2005, 12:00 PM   #15
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Excellent, then that is my plan. Thanks all, for your suggestions.

By the way, were the 100 lb propane bottles to which you refered, steel or aluminum and do you recall the price?
Steel, painted white, but John has a good point, a local propane dealer would most likely set you up! (for a fee)
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Hey John, that makes a lot of sense and I will explore it tomorrow. I like the idea of them doing the work.

Good luck hunting. Where do you go? I gave it up after the last time I went out I saw so much orange, I thought I was at a Denver Broncos football game.
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If you do choose to lubricate, do not use a petroleum based lubricant because it may deteriorate the rubber in the regulator. Silicone should be no problem.
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That would rule out WD 40 then , would it not? Thanks for the tip.
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Hey John, that makes a lot of sense and I will explore it tomorrow. I like the idea of them doing the work.

Good luck hunting. Where do you go? I gave it up after the last time I went out I saw so much orange, I thought I was at a Denver Broncos football game.
elroy/new lisbon area... not too many hunters up that way yet...

why don't you wait and have the propane guy look at your regulator when they are there.

rickstream got his brand new fisher regulator for about 60 bucks from the coop. (yes the exact one that everyone else says is no longer available and charge 200 bucks for!!!)

let a pro handle it.

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Automatic switchover....

don't the orginal Fischer valves come with an automatic switchover? I.E. - one tank empties, and the other comes online? My new Fischer does this, and gives me an empty flag on the tank that emptied (that the selector is pointing too).

That should save you the trips in the night too.
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Well put John, I will post results of the quest.
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That would rule out WD 40 then , would it not? Thanks for the tip.
I believe it would.
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Old 11-17-2005, 03:34 PM   #23
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Hey Marc,

That has not been the case with mine as I've had to switch every time one tank is empty. Perhaps it is faulty. At any rate, it would not have swithced over last night. It was just plain stuck. Another problem arises for me with present setup if I should run out of gas just after leaving in the AM or I should be out of town. Then I have to restart the furnace etc. All in all a damn nusiance.
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I'd be all over a new automatic switchover regulator by now. They're not that much money, considering the convenience and safety they offer.
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120 gal. tank

Just to second the suggestion of having a tank delivered... the company I used out here was Amerigas, they dropped off a 120 gal tank for about $70, will take it away for free if I want to move. It is white painted steel. I didn't want the hassle of filling up a tank every 2 weeks either, and without the discount of buying in bulk. I still have a half full tank on the tongue.
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pending fixing it, pour some hot water on it.
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pending fixing it, pour some hot water on it.
Would that not really make it freeze badly right afterwards?
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Would that not really make it freeze badly right afterwards?
I guess if you had fast fingers, you could switch it over before it refroze. Although if you think about it, you are changing the switch because you are out of propane, and if you are, there will be nothing to heat the water...
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