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Old 12-02-2008, 01:44 PM   #29
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I'm in the NY area and I have had no luck finding anyone to add the OPD valves and to certify the tanks. Anyone have a source here on the East coast? I've tried Paraco, Suburban Propane so far with no luck.
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:27 PM   #30
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I have the original aluminum tanks and I want to keep them. I have called every gas service, hardware store, and RV place around metro Atlanta and I have not found anybody willing to change the valves. Does anybody know where I can go to find a place to change out my valves in the atlanta area?

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Old 12-02-2008, 10:05 PM   #31
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Brian, I'm in the same boat. If I find a place, I'll let you know. If anyone knows a place, please post.
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:12 AM   #32
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So you've found places that do valve changes, but nobody willing to do your cylinders? Or is it that you haven't found any places that do any valve changes?

If it's the former, then maybe you could order the valves and have them do the labor.

It is actually a fairly simple operation, and you could do it by yourself. The challenging part is to strap the cylinder in place so that you can do it.


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Old 12-03-2008, 10:37 AM   #33
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I have not been able to find anyone to change valves or to certify the tanks. I have the new valves that I purchased from Out-of-Doors Mart which I could install, but I would feel more comfortable if the tanks could be tested since they are probably close to 40 years old. They look good polished up!
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Boy, it really isn't rocket science for a facility to recertifiy cylinders; it's done all the time. (I would do it here, but it does require a separate licence to do so in New Mexico.)

Testing won't be much. The most common recertification is visual, meaning that they'll look for corrosion, dents, and bent collars, any one of which could cause failure. If you have none of that, then it's just a matter of having the proper valve. A visually recertified cylinder will have new figures stamped into the collar, an "E" followed by new [month] and [year].

Get back to your yellow pages and keep on until you find somebody who can recertify small horizontal propane cylinders (#20, #30, #40, depending on your rig). THey'll probably also be able to exchange the valve for you.


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Old 12-03-2008, 02:37 PM   #35
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Here is a link to the place that changed mine (30# tanks)over to the new type valves. You will have to contact them and see if you can ship them to them and have them fitted with new valves. I am sure they will not fill them and ship them back. You can get them filled at home or you can make an appointment and bring them in and wait I would guess. These are nice folks to deal with.
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Thanks David,
I contacted them and will let you know what I find out. If it does not work out, I may have some 40 year old Aluminum tanks for sale, just in time for the holidays!
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Thanks David,
I contacted them and will let you know what I find out. If it does not work out, I may have some 40 year old Aluminum tanks for sale, just in time for the holidays!
Just sell them the way they are and let the proud new owner do the work.Dave
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I would like to get the Fisher Propane Regulator that came with the original Airstream Trailers, working or not....Much appreciated....
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You might want to start a new thread rather than hijack this one. Just remember that the lot of the 70's have RegO as well. ;^)
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