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Old 11-24-2006, 08:45 AM   #15
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Welll, it boils down to the propane recommendations in the National Fire Safety Assn propane manual, which individual states are free to adopt or to modify. For example, NFSA says to fill DOT bottles as on RVs either by weight (a scale) or by volume (using the bleed valve), but NM wants fillers to use weight unless volume is necessary. (It's an environmental thing: Filling by volume always shoots a certain amount of propane into the air.) Noteworthy is that the NFSA does not mention or suggest using the OPD valve as a means of filling.

But, again, the NFSA manual is a set of recommendations. It's possible that some state someplace could permit filling with the OPD valve. (And it's also true that a number of fillers in states that disallow using the OPD do so anyway.) Personally, I wouldn't: It's like trusting a mechanical device that sometimes fails with somebody else's well-being. Ultimately, if a filler illegally uses the OPD to fill, overfills a bottle, and an accident results, the filler could (and should) be held responsible.


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My 40# tanks usually take 9 gallons when empty. I'm glad to see that they weigh almost 100 lbs, I don't like carrying them, blamed it mostly on my age.
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Old 11-25-2006, 02:21 PM   #17
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Propane weights and measures

Thanks everybody for your input, now feel safer knowing things
are ok. The weights I listed on the full and empty tanks were
done without actually weighing the tanks. Gypsy George
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You guys are good ! No where else on the internet could a person get better information with such good detail and discussion. That is why I read here quite a lot.
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Old 03-17-2007, 09:34 PM   #20
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LPG tank size

Duh, what size are my tanks???

My Manchester steel tanks are marked W.C. 71.4#

multiplying that by .42= 29.988

TW=25.6 (tare weight)

My old original steel tanks are marked PST WC 66.7
multiplying that by .42=28.014

Does that mean these are considered 30 pound tanks?
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Call it manufacturing tolerance

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