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Old 05-14-2014, 08:59 AM   #15
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Is there a temporary way to fix a propane tank leaking at the weld.

NO, get it done right, or replace the tank, Temporary repairs are very simply NOT POSSIBLE on propane tanks.. And trying to jury rig something can result in another round of RV EXPLODES posts.. I would much rather not read about your RV going up in flames.

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Old 05-14-2014, 09:35 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Prospector57 View Post
I have a 30 foot 1995 Holiday Rambler Endeavor. My wife in in it away from home and there is a small propane leak at where the shutoff valve is welded to the tank. The tank is full. Is there a SAFE way to do a temporary repair? JB Weld? Epoxy? Anything? T
Any help would be appreciated.
The shut off valve is NOT "welded to the tank"..it's screwed into a fitting, (which IS welded to the tank).
IMO, (because the tank pressure of LP is at least 177 psi), no DIY "tank repair" is possible while there is propane in the tank.

Most propane distributors can/will repair a gas leak, (however they may have to empty the tank).
Take the coach to one and have them look at it, give you a price for the repair and have it done professionally.
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Old 05-15-2014, 07:44 AM   #17
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[QUOTE=mel s;2051254] the tank pressure of LP is at least 177 psi.

Propane tank "pressure information" can be found here: Propane Regulator Facts , High pressure and low pressure propane , propane 101
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:23 PM   #18
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If you attempt a "hot" weld you will most likely regret the catastrophic result. I insure the oil and gas industry and have seen the unfortunate result of the accident.

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Old 05-15-2014, 03:24 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by DegoRed View Post
Tanks can't be welded and reused to hold propane.

That being said, I have drained several propane tanks, filled them with water and welded them into BBQ's, storage tanks, processors, etc, so not saying its impossible to weld on a tank, just that it can never be used to store propane again.

These tanks are pretty inexpensive, certainly not expensive enough to warrant risking your life over.
You may be correct - my tank was welded once in Portland, Oregon and a few months later at Winnebago in Forest City. A year later Winnebago in Forest City replaced the tank.

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