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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-02-2019, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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Need some help/advice on propane tanks

A few years back I got 2 forklift style propane tanks from a guy who was getting rid of a hot air balloon. I heat with wood and I cook with propane. I've used these tanks for more than a few years. Last year the tank that was in use started frosting the copper line to the stove. An " expert " told me it was because I was using them in an upright position. They were used in the balloon in an upright position and as I said, I used the tanks in an upright position without this happening. The tank is in a closed heated area. I switched to a traditional tank, approx. 30 inches high, and the problem stopped.
If I open the valve in the forklift tank, gas comes out. I know it's not close to being full but don't know how close it is to being empty but I would guess from the weight, it's a lot closer to empty . .
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The horizontal (forklift) cylinders are designed to deliver the propane to its appliance in liquid form and the vertical tanks in gas form.
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Tank is getting empty
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-06-2019, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Fatdawg,
Thanks for the reply but that doesn't help. As I said in my post, these tanks were used in a vertical position in the hot air balloon and at my house to supply my gas range without a problem. This particular tank worked for over a year in the vertical position.

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Thanks, I think you're correct. I'll have the tank filled and see if that solves the problem.
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