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Old 10-06-2012, 08:34 PM   #1
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Propane - never have seen this

I had one of the original tanks on my travel trailer that would never empty. On my last trip I even made sure I flipped the regulator switch to use that tank and it never emptied. And yes the valve was open. I brought the tank to my refill store of choice. Come to find out the tank had lots of air in it. There was some propane too but lots of air. They bled the air off and refilled it with propane. What's frustrating is it came from the manufacturer this way. Apparently they (or their supplier) didn't properly purge the tank before the initial fill.
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:11 PM   #2
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The person who fills it first should purge it anyway. Manchester tanks have a sticker that say they are vacuum purged . . . I still purge them with LP anyway.
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:26 PM   #3
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The person who fills it first should purge it anyway. Manchester tanks have a sticker that say they are vacuum purged . . . I still purge them with LP anyway.
Same here, however I learned my lesson the hard way and messed up a nice barbeque
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:00 PM   #4
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The person who fills it first should purge it anyway. Manchester tanks have a sticker that say they are vacuum purged . . . I still purge them with LP anyway.
How are you purging your tanks??
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:17 AM   #5
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Regardless of whether they are purged or not, it would always be possible to get some liquid propane into a tank on first fill. Any air in the tank would come out first, followed by propane gas once all the air had gone. It would make lighting the flames a bit difficult until all the air had gone, but then on second and subsequent fills, all the air should have been bled off so the problem would only arise after the first fill.

One of the ways of purging the tank is to put a small amount of liquid propane into the tank and then open the valve to release the pressure. Air comes out first leaving just propane inside.
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How are you purging your tanks??
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One of the ways of purging the tank is to put a small amount of liquid propane into the tank and then open the valve to release the pressure. Air comes out first leaving just propane inside.
That way
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One BIG advantage of the composite translucent propane tanks is that you know exactly how much is in the tank. They are also significantly less weight.
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Haven't seen a production clear one yet, just one for teaching purposes, and it's SWEET.
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