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Old 12-31-2009, 09:19 PM   #15
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Nice find! Thanks for sharing! Might offer some peace of mind for a stored propane tank...kind of a kiddie lock. Great Job!
I use a crypton cable and lock my tanks to my trailer. If they want to steal the propane, have at it. That's only approx $40. The tanks on the other hand... over $200, each.
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Old 12-31-2009, 09:49 PM   #16
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:49 PM   #17
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On a 1970 AS that I had there was a lock that screwed onto the threaded pipe, down and over the bolt, and when locked made removing the tanks very difficult. (See the picture sent by OB Bambi above for the bolt I mean) I am sure it was a after market item. Made of brass, a few ounces in weight, maybe 1 1/2 tall. When I replaced that AS with a newer model it would not fit under the propane cover. Was a good idea though. I have never had bottles stolen but a few dollars spent on protection is not a bad idea.
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:00 PM   #18
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I have a lock that I got from LEWSTER, it is a nut with a locking cover. There is no way of getting the bottles off short of set of bolt cutters or a torch.
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:32 PM   #19
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I use a low-tech bicycle cable lock as a mere "deterrent" (plus I'm a notorious cheapskate)... but that padlock is a neat kit..
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:46 PM   #20
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Locking tanks to the trailer is a good idea. The replacement cost of the Alum. tanks is bad enough but the polishing makes them at least triple the cost......Tim
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:06 PM   #21
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That looks like an effective lock for loss of propane, but unless the scum-bag sees the valve lock, he may just cart the whole tank away before realizing he can't use the gas...
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