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Old 01-18-2003, 08:16 AM   #1
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Rivet new or old propane tanks

should i keep the old propane tanks to my 1966 overlander or should i get new ones? i would like to keep it as close as i can to the way it was when it was new but would getting new tanks lower the value or not.






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Old 01-18-2003, 08:26 AM   #2
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go with new, there are aluminum ones available. they are pricey.

or go to menards, they have steel tanks painted white. but you can fix that with a can of silver paint. (just dont paint over the labels)

i'm sure someone here has a link for worthington tanks.

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Old 01-18-2003, 08:50 AM   #3
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www.worthingtoncylinders.com is their website.

I just called to see about having my cylinders updated to opd. Told no problem as long as they're not over 12 years old, mine are, so we'll see what this leads to.

Note, if upgrading Aluminum Cylinders to opd, there is a different size valve needed, the dip tube length is different, read more under tips at the WBCCI website, I was unaware of it!
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most propane places will recertify your cans if they are not rusty, dented, or don't have a ring on the top for a nominal fee.

when i got my new valves last summer, recertification was 2 bucks each. they stamped new dates on the ring.

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I'm hoping they'll recert them. No hurry right now, our place looks like your yard pictures, snow and cold (7 degrees this morning). Speaking of, I'm going to try and post the first picture of the '55 later today and go out and shoot some this weekend and try and post them. I'm at work now (as always, it seems)
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Cost to revalve??

I haven't done any research in my area yet, but what's the going rate to upgrade the valves?? My "new" Sovereign has two 30lb tanks in great shape, I would think that's the better way to go...

Also, who did the upgrade? Dumb question, I know. I would guess any local propane dealer, right?

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Last time I had it done it was $45 including a purge and fillup. Make sure they install OPD valves with a 6.0" dip tube, NOT a 4.8" dip tube, which is specified for a 30# STEEL tank. They installed the wrong size on the first one I had done, but they will fix it for nothing. I just hope it doesn't take a million years for them to get the valves in, as they had to special order them.
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revalved/recertified my two tanks for around 60 bucks for both, and filled them.

dropped them off on a friday and picked them up the next day.

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When I bought my tailer last yr, my tanks didn't have the opd valves.

Since they were 9 yrs old, I bought 2 new 30#'ers full w/LPG for $45 w/the opd valves.

Sounded reasonable-John
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John, Sounds like new might be the way to go if I can get a deal like you! Was this just from a local propane dealer? I wasn't sure if many places would even carry the 30lb tanks.
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Jason,

Local RV shop was selling them. I brought my old ones in to be recert, but then he told me about this deal.

So it was a no brainer!

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i see from your tag you are in the southeast, here in the sub zero midwest i would imagine propane and propane accessories are in higher demand. therefore a larger array of tanks may be available here.

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Good point! I'll check w/ propane dealers and the RV guys. No rush, I won't need for several months. Might even be cheaper when it starts to warm up a little... (I'm in Birmingham and it's supposed to be 10 Degrees here this weekend, it was 11 last weekend!!)
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