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Old 02-22-2015, 01:19 PM   #15
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This crazy Canadians and their strange laws.
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Old 02-22-2015, 01:20 PM   #16
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It's propane...... It burns, and can cause an explosion.

Do it right. Have your tanks checked and fitted with the new valves. You will never be sorry that you did. You may be sorry if you don't.
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I have Americian tanks on Belle and had them recertivied a couple of years ago while on a trip thru the New England States. I paid $75.00 to get the two tanks done, pressure tested after valve replace. I had to pay for refills but I had the tanks empty b4 refit. Now, they are good until 2022.
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Old 02-22-2015, 02:05 PM   #18
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Leaking valve

I had my propane tanks re-certified recently and come to find out I had one valve that was bad. Even though some places will fill the tanks when they are expired it is still a good idea to get them checked out once in a while.
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I know I need a new valve, but I discovered this when I pulled off the highway on a trip- in the middle of the desert. Duct tape is all I had. I am home now, but could not find anyone that was even open today ( Sunday) to call. I will go tomorrow.
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I guess it must be leaking out of the stem?

Otherwise you could hook up the bottle and the leak wouldn't matter till the cylinder is used up.


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When I get my tanks filled, I watch how they do it. It is very rare for them to check the certification. Once in Minnesota, I think, they gave me a sticker that state law required on the tanks and said it should be on the tank, but I have 2 tanks and they only gave me one sticker. They had already filled the tanks, but I put the sticker on one to make them happy.

There are a number of safety issues with filling tanks—they are considered important enough that a notice should be posted near the tanks. I read them and watch the guys ignore them. I move further back, but maybe I should move much, much further back, like behind a building.

Certification in the US is 12 years, Canada, 10. Some provinces require you turn off the tanks while traveling in them, though I haven't. I figure the dangers of spoiled food in the fridge is more likely than a propane fire.

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Yesterday, I finally found a propane dealer that would look at the tank ( most re-fill places would not even consider looking for leaks, or do repair ). It turns out that I did not have a leak after all ( it had stopped 'leaking' ). Apparently The last time I had it re-filled, the guy over filled it, and the heat on the tanks( I was in Palm Springs ) caused the expanded propane to leave out of the pressure relief valve. I knew these valves had that, but never expected propane to come out as fast and for as long as it did. You could hear it come out from inside, and the smell surrounded the whole area. I do feel stupid that that is what it was, but never would have guessed that it would have reacted in such a powerful way. That seems dangerous to me. And by the way, this is an original tank and valve from 1985, and no one seemed to care about the date. I am changing the valve anyway.
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A propane leak outside is much less dangerous than a liquid gasoline spill.

I know it doesn't SEEM that way because in America gasoline is common, and aside from bar-b-q, propane is an "exotic" fuel.


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