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Old 03-10-2014, 06:55 PM   #21
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Also for the same reason we have a security system on our house, and security cameras placed around our property, with a flood light and one camera pointed at our 5er.
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Guess I need to pick up a few more padlocks and a couple hundred feet of 3/8th chain before we head NE later this year....
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:03 PM   #23
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eDad,

I just checked ours. They have a very heavy duty (steel?) thick band around 'em, with a long bolt and wing nut between the two ends to tighten 'em down.

If ever pressed on the lock issue, FR could just say that hole on yours was for a cotter pin, a backup for the latch/buckle mechanism.

We *could* remove the bolts/wing nuts and put a large padlock through the two ends of our bands I guess.
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:47 PM   #24
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Not sure I care about the fire scenario because I would run really fast. However, in the event of a leak I'd like to get to the valve before the fire. Sure the keys are on my ring, but those things happen when you least expect. Like the middle of the night, when i can assure you i don't have a pocket.

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Also for the same reason we have a security system on our house, and security cameras placed around our property, with a flood light and one camera pointed at our 5er.
Good stuff,but will they detect incoming drones?
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no sense risking an insurance company getting out of paying you because you put a lock on the door, but if no regulations about securing tank, that's the way to go.
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I don't have a door on my tanks, but I still keep them secured with a lock. I drilled a hole through the wing nut and the cross bar holding the tanks in place and purchased a good quality pad lock (Brinks) with a long shank so I could lock mine . In case of a fire I have access to the valves if need be.
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I just started to lock my tanks about 2 months ago. No tampering to my unit was ever noticed. Just wanted to keep them secured.
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I don't have a door on my tanks, but I still keep them secured with a lock. I drilled a hole through the wing nut and the cross bar holding the tanks in place and purchased a good quality pad lock (Brinks) with a long shank so I could lock mine . In case of a fire I have access to the valves if need be.
That's what I did on our last trailer.
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Best way to secure propane tanks is to drill a hold thru the large wing nut and another at the same position thru the cross piece that holds the tanks down. then place a good pad lock thru both holes. No need for cables and a good clean install

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