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Old 05-03-2015, 05:29 PM   #15
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Thank you all for your suggestions.

I think I will go North for a camping trip and let my furnace use it up then come home.

One more question; The gas station attendant mentioned I need to have my tank re-certify (something like every ten years, I don't remember). What does that involve? does it mean if I don't get the tank recertify, they will not fill my tank anymore?
As far as I am aware you only have to recertify carry bottles. If the tank is mounted on the MH it should not have to be.
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As far as I am aware you only have to recertify carry bottles. If the tank is mounted on the MH it should not have to be.
This is correct. Only portable tanks need to be recertified. Permanently mounted ones do not need to be recertified.
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A small flat point nail set with a hammer.... Place it where you can "squeeze" the tank wall to the indicator stem. Usually one good smack will seal it. - if not it needs fixing anyway Ps. Brass nail set won't cause sparks.
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A small flat point nail set with a hammer.... Place it where you can "squeeze" the tank wall to the indicator stem. Usually one good smack will seal it. - if not it needs fixing anyway Ps. Brass nail set won't cause sparks.
Hehehe ... i am not sure if you are SERIOUS.

However, your suggestion is not as ridiculous as it first appeared, The tiny leak is at the thread where the indicator screw into the tank. by "jamming" a bit of the old sealant together may just stop the leak - temporary anyway.

Temperature in Phoenix is 92F , not sure what the pressure is inside the tank? call me coward if you like, but I think I will do a camping trip in the white mountain area (temperature around 40 - 50 at night) and let my furnace eat it up.
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Thank you all for your suggestions.

I think I will go North for a camping trip and let my furnace use it up then come home.

One more question; The gas station attendant mentioned I need to have my tank re-certify (something like every ten years, I don't remember). What does that involve? does it mean if I don't get the tank recertify, they will not fill my tank anymore?
Any LP tank over 100# does not require re-certification. Anything 100# or less is a cylinder and requires re-certification.
Here is the paragraph:
Cylinder Certification and Recertification

Cylinders are subject to recertification (also known as requalification) twelve years from their date of manufacture and every five years after that. For example, a cylinder manufactured in January of 2000 will have to be recertified in January of 2012 meaning if you take your bottle to the propane company in April of 2012 to be refilled, it will have to be requalified by authorized personnel before it can be filled. The recertification process is simple and does not take too long to complete. Think of cylinder recertification as an inspection similar to that of your car. A vehicle has to be inspected annually so that it may continue to operate safely on the road. Similarly, a propane cylinder must be inspected so that it may continue to operate safely in LP Gas service
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If the tank is permanently installed, no matter what it's size, it doesn't require re-certification here in the US.
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