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Author Topic: Where can I install my propane tank?  (Read 2855 times)
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« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2010, 06:18:34 PM »

Jack, that was what I needed.
Thanks
Jack
PS, will be in Fort Myers tomorrow, will it be warm!LOL
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« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2010, 05:43:21 AM »

PS, will be in Fort Myers tomorrow, will it be warm!LOL

    For you, compared to what you are getting in NC, it will be a heat wave, for us, a little on the cool side.  I think the high Sunday will be around 62 and mostly sunny, Monday will be 70 & sunny.
   Stop by if you have a few extra minutes.  We will be home.  Jack
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« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2010, 10:29:46 AM »

I will be using two 40# cylinders. Looks like I will have to custom fabricate an air tight box in my front bay where there are no electronics and put holes in the floor. Smiley

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« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2010, 01:12:42 PM »

I don't recall where I read it but.... propane CAN NOT be stored forward of the front axle. The idea is to prevent fire in the event of a frontal collision. My concern would be the liability in the unlikely event that a fire did occur. Those Insurance folks look for any excuse along with Lawyers.
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« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2010, 02:48:58 PM »

I bought a professionally converted bus circa late 80's.  The propane tank 45-50 gallons is horizontally  installed in the middle of the bus.  Located with the but end over the house batteries, on the passenger side and the business end next to the generator on the driver's side.  There is a wood floor?shelf (?) covering the batteries which are on a slideout tray just above the compartment floor.  There are a couple 6X9 vents in the compartment floor.  One under the batteries and the other under the top end of the tank. 

The nozzle is under the bus facing out on the passenger's side in a steel box just in front of the tire.  The pipe to the nozzle is flexible and travels about 7 feet to the tank.  The rest of the piping looks to be soldered copper.

Most of the propane tank installations I've seen are similarly located.  Out of harms way as far as possible toward the center of the vehicle.

Mike

 
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« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2010, 03:00:18 PM »

I guess having my tanks bungeed together and sitting on top of the furnace is a bad thing? lol
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