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Old 04-26-2016, 10:53 AM   #1
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Check your propane tank

Hi , I live in Ontario,Canada and have a 2006 3500DS. I just removed the 100 lb propane tank due to stone chips and rust. If you have one you should check to make sure you don't have any problems. I will try to add pics.Click image for larger version

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Old 04-26-2016, 11:09 AM   #2
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Are you replacing or repairing/painting?
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No, I am replacing with new and coated the bottom of the new tank with Stone Guard
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No, I am replacing with new and coated the bottom of the new tank with Stone Guard
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Old 04-27-2016, 11:39 AM   #5
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Are any of you using the Viking non metal tanks? If so, are they worth the extra cost for a lighter load and can you truly see the propane level?
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Old 04-27-2016, 11:48 AM   #6
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tanks here in NB are visually inspected at refill stations and can be condemned at any time. they also have a 10 yr max life before having to be recertified. Generally by that time they are trash anyway.
good idea to replace yours.
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Old 04-27-2016, 11:53 AM   #7
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Hi , I live in Ontario,Canada and have a 2006 3500DS. I just removed the 100 lb propane tank due to stone chips and rust. If you have one you should check to make sure you don't have any problems. I will try to add pics.Attachment 106162Attachment 106163
Who puts 100# propane tanks in RVs? I think the 30s are too heavy!
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Who puts 100# propane tanks in RVs? I think the 30s are too heavy!
It's in a MH.
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Old 04-27-2016, 11:58 AM   #9
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The 3500DS is a motorhome. It's pretty common to see 100# LP tanks in them.
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Old 04-27-2016, 11:59 AM   #10
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In a MH it would be called a "chassis tank",meaning it is bolted to the frame.
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Old 04-27-2016, 12:02 PM   #11
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It's in a MH.
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A 100 pound tank would last me 9 or 10 months, using it every day here in the South. That seems like overkill.
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Old 04-27-2016, 04:13 PM   #13
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Milcop4523 is correct about inspection and the reason I posted this was because it was inspected by a propane fitter and he filled and tagged it as ok to use. I didn't tell him I am a G1 natural gas and propane fitter, so I would like everyone to be careful and do make sure any parties involved with this process are doing it right. So when I got back to my shop I just took it out and I think I should give it to the guy that did the inspection as a gift.
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Milcop4523 is correct about inspection and the reason I posted this was because it was inspected by a propane fitter and he filled and tagged it as ok to use. I didn't tell him I am a G1 natural gas and propane fitter, so I would like everyone to be careful and do make sure any parties involved with this process are doing it right. So when I got back to my shop I just took it out and I think I should give it to the guy that did the inspection as a gift.
Give it to his boss ( if he works for someone still) and ask him if the people he hires have a vision plan for glasses.
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Old 04-27-2016, 04:26 PM   #15
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wana65stang that is a great idea
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Old 04-30-2016, 12:00 AM   #16
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A 100 pound tank would last me 9 or 10 months, using it every day here in the South. That seems like overkill.
You don't have to fill it necessarily, if you don't want to carry a full tank.
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