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03-08-2013 03:45 PM
kellysails
Re: Storing spare propane tank

The Lite Cylinder composite tanks are DOT certified. Less than the price of Aluminum and don't rust like steel tanks.
The Lite Cylinder - Revolutionary Propane Cylinders > Products > Details
03-08-2013 10:25 AM
Mervs1
Re: Storing spare propane tank

For a DOT certified propane tank there are 2 makers in the USA that I know of Manchester Tanks mantank.com and worthington tanks
dont know web site.
If you use a stanchion Tank Holder then you can use the Propane Tank storage for dirty laundry?
Merv
03-07-2013 11:22 PM
deltaten
Re: Storing spare propane tank

I'm liking the prices shown by some of the vendors after a search. My regular propane dealer wants $104, purged for anew 11lb. steel tank!!!!!!
Hmmmm.. $99 plus shipping for a 10# composit; pre-purged or $104 for a similar sized steel tank??


I think I know where my $$ are gonna end up!
03-06-2013 03:12 PM
gts1544
Re: Storing spare propane tank

Google "fiberglass propane tanks" for a link to Amazon and others. gts1544
03-06-2013 02:59 PM
norahs arc
Re: Storing spare propane tank

I have a composit tank and love it. It's light and see through so you can tell how much gas is left. Yes they cost more than steel , less than alum. but (in Canada any way) they are good for 15 years.
02-20-2013 02:28 PM
rwlpatrick
Re: Storing spare propane tank

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Originally Posted by kellysails View Post
It seems that my steel tanks at home are only certified for ten years. When I went to make a recent fill on one of my older tanks and they would not fill it because is was over 10 years old. Maybe there is a way to re-certify it?
yes after 12 years from date of manufacture you can get your local propane company to do a visual inspection that is good for 5 years and as long as the tank passes the DOT requalification test you can do that every 5 years but you can only requalify a composite tank two times for a total of 15 years
02-20-2013 01:38 PM
kellysails
Re: Storing spare propane tank

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two problems with these cylinders
one they cannot be requalified like steel and aluminum cylinders they have to be pressure tested and that costs more to do.
two they are only have a 15 year life cycle and need to be taken out of service
It seems that my steel tanks at home are only certified for ten years. When I went to make a recent fill on one of my older tanks and they would not fill it because is was over 10 years old. Maybe there is a way to re-certify it?
02-20-2013 01:16 PM
rwlpatrick
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Originally Posted by kellysails View Post
Holy cr$p, that is cool, and cheaper, wow



This is exactly why I love SN, never would of thunk it!!!!!!!!
two problems with these cylinders
one they cannot be requalified like steel and aluminum cylinders they have to be pressure tested and that costs more to do.
two they are only have a 15 year life cycle and need to be taken out of service
02-20-2013 12:52 PM
kellysails
Re: Storing spare propane tank

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Exactly where is this "2" X 36" air passage slot" and where does it open to ?
Is this a european boat ?
Sister ship photo's

This pic is with the transom up. You can see the two vent holes down low. One vent is for the propane locker, the other is for the wet locker. Right behind the opening in the transom is a 2" x 36" gap for ventilation of the wet locker.


In this pic with the transom down, you can see the wet locker. To the left of the wet locker is the propane locker that holds one bottle.
02-20-2013 12:31 PM
kellysails
Re: Storing spare propane tank

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Originally Posted by deltaten View Post
Saw some in pix at my gas dealer the other day. I was asking about squat, 11# cylinders. They were pricey enuff! I'd hate ta see the price on FG tanks! I was inquiring originally about litle aluminum tanks.. no joy, so....
When compared to the Manchester Aluminum tanks, the composite versions from Lite Cylinder were MUCH cheaper. They seem a bit higher than steel.
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