RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-31-2018, 07:34 PM   #21
Rivet Master
 
A W Warn's Avatar

 
2000 25' Safari
1999 34' Excella
Davidson County , NC Highlands County, FL
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 4,336
Tell them you need new OPD valves (overfill protection device).
similar to this>
https://www.amazon.com/Cavagna-82-9-...ords=opd+valve
My local propane supplier refurbished my 40 lb tanks with new OPDs and recertified them a few years ago. Cost me around $50 each.

You will need new pigtail hoses to fit them (goes between the ODP and the regulator). Pigtail length varies with placement of regulator/tanks.
Example:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DC1KYGQ...i-a=B07DC1KYGQ

If there is another flexible hose between the regulator and the copper/hard pipe, might as well replace it too.

If you told them to refurbish the regulator, they will not do that. Regulators are generally replaced when they malfunction.
This is the one I used>
https://www.amazon.com/MARSH-EXCEL-M...tage+regulator

The old gauges were a combination dial gauge and an electronic sending unit. I have been unable to find a source in a long time. (Worthington used to, you could call them) Some people have replaced them with a sending unit for an oil pressure gauge from a GM engine. I do not know the details. I've seen the gauge holes plugged with pipe plugs.
https://worthingtonindustries.com/Pr...pane-Cylinders
__________________
Alan
2014 Silverado LTZ 1500 Crew Cab 5.3L maximum trailering package
A W Warn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2018, 08:03 PM   #22
Moderator
 
eubank's Avatar

 
Airstream - Other
2016 Interstate Grand Tour Ext
Bosque Farms , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,767
THey may think you're crazy because you're asking the wrong question. WHat you want to know is about replacing the old-style valves with OPD valves.

It is not a difficult job per se, though your dealer will want to know the "DT" figure that is stamped into the collar of your cylinders. That number will tell them which OPD valves to order for you.

Since you still have the old valves, I assume that your cylinders are also beyond their certification date. This being the case, you'll want to have the cylinders recertified while in the shop for the new valves. (Visual recertification is often free of charge, but you'll need to fill your cylinders at that place as a courtesy.) For recert, be sure your cylinders are in good condition: No bends (especially along the collars and base), no corrosion, etc.


Lynn

Quote:
Originally Posted by summer3 View Post
Hi all!

I have two original 40# aluminum tanks from my 1968 Overlander. Been on the phone with about half a dozen propane suppliers and have visited two in person. They all think I'm crazy when I ask them to retrofit my tanks for the new regulator! No one has any idea how to do what I'm talking about. I believe the new regulators are female and my hookup is also female (maybe I got this backwards?) and I need new gauges and recert. It seems to me like it wouldn't be that hard but all I've ever gotten is blank stares and shaking heads.

Thoughts?? I've tried Ferrelgas and Amerigas and some local places. I'm in Santa Cruz CA for reference!
__________________
WBCCI 21043
eubank is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Propane Tanks... Sneakinup LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 10 01-31-2004 06:15 PM
Propane Tanks: 30# or 40#? Navigator LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 11 12-14-2003 04:08 PM
new or old propane tanks striker LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 30 02-22-2003 03:32 PM
propane tanks david h Our Community 5 01-12-2003 08:49 PM
Propane Tanks - New OPD Needed? montanaandy LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 18 06-17-2002 01:11 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.