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Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Troy, Bradford County, PA
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 . .
Any help or info would be greatly appreciated.