120 Gal propane valve removal

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120 Gal propane valve removal

Post by MikeInMiami » February 16th, 2013, 11:53 am

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I should be finished with burning off all the propane that was left in the tank today. Next step is to remove the valves. This is a 120 gal horizontal tank. Should i keep the weed burner that I used to burn off the fuel connected and open so I know that there is no pressure in the tank? Or is there anouther way of removing the valves? It seems simple but I would rather ask....
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Re: 120 Gal propane valve removal

Post by The Czar » February 16th, 2013, 1:52 pm

Once the flame is dead you should be able to unthread a valve or something on top and then fill up with water.....

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Re: 120 Gal propane valve removal

Post by MikeInMiami » February 16th, 2013, 2:10 pm

Thanks DCMAN, The last few gallons are taking FOREVER!!!!!!!



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Re: 120 Gal propane valve removal

Post by The Czar » February 16th, 2013, 5:28 pm

Always do.....it will still stink after you take a piece out and while your filling it up with water so don't freak out!!

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Re: 120 Gal propane valve removal

Post by Tom_Heath » February 16th, 2013, 9:46 pm

HEHEHE ... DC said Freak out.!!!


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Re: 120 Gal propane valve removal

Post by Frank_Cox » February 16th, 2013, 10:03 pm

biggest thing to remember about burning off a propane tank is if there is frost on the tank there is still liquid propane in it. even if there is no pressure coming out of the tank. the level of the frost IS the level of the liquid. best thing to do is to shut off the burner and wait for the frost to completely melt. then start the burner again.



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Re: 120 Gal propane valve removal

Post by The Czar » February 17th, 2013, 9:35 am

Being in Miami I don't think weather should be a factor for that but who knows eh?


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Re: 120 Gal propane valve removal

Post by MikeInMiami » March 2nd, 2013, 10:57 am

Got it cut!! No boom.... BUT the one thing that I made sure of and I hope everyone else is aware of is using a GFI. That was my main concern .
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Re: 120 Gal propane valve removal

Post by The Czar » March 2nd, 2013, 11:14 am

You have got more safety equipment then HQ! =))


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