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Old 12-11-2009, 08:38 PM   #1
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Default Old Propane tank change to a new type valve?

I've got an old propane tank that seems to have a leak around the valve stem. It is from the mid-50s and in good shape(other than the leaking valve stem) It is also a 100 pounder.

Is it possible to get someone to change out the valve to the new type valve on a tank that old? The second problem is that it is full

Can a reputable place evacute the propane, replace the valve and refill it for a reasonable price? I hate to lose the propane, but I don't dare use it since it leakes.

No leakes when the valve is closed but I need to get this fixed so I can get some heat in my garage.

Thanks for any input
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:42 PM   #2
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Default Re: Old Propane tank change to a new type valve?

I once borrowed a tank that would leak when the valve was open part way. If you opened the valve all the way it would quit leaking.
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:29 PM   #3
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Default Re: Old Propane tank change to a new type valve?

Red Green -

I thought of that one already and tried to tighten the "packing". No lUck
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:35 PM   #4
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Default Re: Old Propane tank change to a new type valve?

when you go to get the tank recertified they pressure test it and change the valve. i just had my 15yr old 100 pounder. pressure test was 20, valve was 24 and the fill brought my total to 125 with tax.
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:39 PM   #5
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Default Re: Old Propane tank change to a new type valve?

You will lose the propane, the cylinder will be checked for corrosion & it may require a paint job. The next step will be a new valve , pressure testing then restamping the expiry date. This is done on the thickest part of the cylinder , usually at the top where the valve is screwed into.
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:50 PM   #6
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Default Re: Old Propane tank change to a new type valve?

they actually didnt stamp mine, the put on a foil decal and stamped the date into that
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:52 PM   #7
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Default Re: Old Propane tank change to a new type valve?

I had a tank that looked like crap, the neighbor gave it too me bacaude it looked real rusty and he thought it leaked. I took it to a convenince store that sold propane in canisters, ou left your old tank as a core instead of refilling. They didn't even look at the old tank, just set it in the trade in cage and gave me a new one. I am sure there is somewhere near you.
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Default Re: Old Propane tank change to a new type valve?

I've never seen a place that swaps 100 pound tanks.
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:05 PM   #9
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Default Re: Old Propane tank change to a new type valve?

Red Green you are correct, that is a common occurance with valves on cylinders. Also guys a part of the recertification is a internal visual inspection. As a rule I believe NFPA phamplet 58 ( lp gas code) also includes a new coat of paint on the 12 recertification process. A reputable LP gas dealer in your area can usually fix you right up! As always "ALL HAIL PROPANE" Just like Hank Hill Says I recomend propane and propane accesories.
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