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Old 12-29-2009, 12:57 PM   #1
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Propane Tank Lock

Just ran across this and thought I'd post it for info:

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Know nothing about this company and have never used this product.
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Old 12-29-2009, 01:13 PM   #2
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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!
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Old 12-29-2009, 01:15 PM   #3
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It looks like a pretty common key and probably there are a lot of them around. My tongue lock has a similar key and before this I never thought about whether that key is common. Maybe I should get a different lock…

It is a clever idea though. I wonder if there's a problem with propane tanks being stolen?

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Old 12-29-2009, 01:24 PM   #4
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Tank Lock

Look's like if i take the tank ,all i need to do is take Channel Lock's or Vise Grips to Thread out the Device ?
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Old 12-29-2009, 01:31 PM   #5
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I think it would ruin the threads if the lock is effective at all.

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Old 12-29-2009, 01:35 PM   #6
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No, the exposed part swivels. You could always use a cutting torch. Oh, wait....
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Old 12-29-2009, 02:25 PM   #7
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Wouldn`t keep them from stealing the tank then taking their sweet time to drill the lock.
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Torch ! why didn't i think of that ! I was thinking 18v DeWalt to Drill it out. It look's like the insert would thread out and only the insert threads would be Damaged.
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lock through the bottom of the tank, also?

I have been thinking of bolting the bottom of my tank to the mounting ring-just an extra measure to keep the bottles in place...instead of a bolt, I guess another lock would keep the tanks from being taken-and then one of these beauties would keep the gas in my tank where it belongs. Seems like a fair amount of hassle that on THIS side of a theft may be too much and on THE OTHER side of a theft would have been very easy. Pay your money, take your choice.
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Use the 18v DeWalt to drill a hole - pour some nitroglycerin in - and light it with the torch. Bet that'll work!
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You won't need the drill or the torch. Just pour in the nitro and throw the tank on the ground, hard, or hit it with a hammer. Or, take some dynamite, soak it, let it dry and throw at the tank. It's good to know there are lots of way to get the lock off if you lose the key, though just go stop the Pepsi or Coke guy when he opens the soft drink machine and borrow his key. Of course, there's no cool fireball that way.

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I drilled a hole through the strap across the top of the tank cover and a hole through the aluminum cleat that screws down to retain the tanks. I have a long padlock that goes downward through the holes. The key slot points downward and it is a bit hard to get the key in, but I remove and install tanks so seldom that it is not a big problem. I probably refill 2 tanks a year.

I feel a lot more secure with my aluminum tanks locked in place while the trailer is in storage.
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Tank lock Ideas

Great Ideas! I think Phaska's or Wmarsha's Ideas are "Safer" When it get's warm I'll check out the idea of a bolt and nut on bottom. Sound's simple.
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Same Idea

I think that John (Pahaska) and I had the same idea.
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