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    Can you exchange a propane tank from your grill with out the valve?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Motörhead View Post
    Can you exchange a propane tank from your grill with out the valve?
    Not here in northern Indiana, they have to be complete with the new style valve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Otto View Post
    Thanks, Tincankeith. I had seen that and may eventually get one, but I was hoping for something a bit cheaper. I won't spend a dollar I don't have to.
    If you do a lot of scrapping and ever come across some pipe galvanized or cast iron you can make your own tool to slip over the valve once you unscrew the knob that turns the tank on and off you notch out a piece of pipe so it will fit over the valve secure the tank somehow and unscrew the valve hopefully you have all the pressure out of the tank I use my receiver hitch on my pickup I have a receiver that slides in my hitch with no ball on it and I slide the propane tank on to it so it locks itself when I unscrew the valve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artie7700 View Post
    If you do a lot of scrapping and ever come across some pipe galvanized or cast iron you can make your own tool to slip over the valve once you unscrew the knob that turns the tank on and off you notch out a piece of pipe so it will fit over the valve secure the tank somehow and unscrew the valve hopefully you have all the pressure out of the tank I use my receiver hitch on my pickup I have a receiver that slides in my hitch with no ball on it and I slide the propane tank on to it so it locks itself when I unscrew the valve
    Can you post a pic of your setup? I am not quite understanding it. Thanks.


    My method is a large welding table, with a trucker strap looped under table/over the tank and cinched down. On the really tight valves the tank moves off center. Thinking of making a cradle out of angle iron. I made a socket which worked okay, but overall a pipe wrench has been faster.

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    My buddy in Alberta is removing the valves from 4,000 tanks, Nick made a cradle like chain vise similar to the ones Rigid made for threading pipe then using a hydraulic motor with a head attached that fits over the tank valves unscrews the valve in seconds.

    He said one of out 15 tanks the hydraulic motor struggles.


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