Is this for heating, or water heater, or just the kitchen stove?
A 30lb tank wont last long for heating, but for kitchen range or even a
water heater, it should work fine. Just be sure to make the connection
tight and proper for safety reasons.
When I lived in a house that used propane for ONLY the water heater and
kitchen stove, with a 100lb tank, several times I had to connect it to a
20lb tank, when the 100lb ran out.
I have a trailer house for guests and I run the kitchen stove
exclusively from a 20lb cylinder. It works fine and the tank lasts
fairly long for occasional use.
If however, you had a 300gallon or larger BULK TANK, you would have to
eliminate the FIRST regulator on that Bulk Tank, which would require
some adaptor on the pipe. But for a 100lb tank, a 20 or 30lb tank does
the same thing and connects the same way.
You'll probably have to sit the tank on a table or something due to the
height difference, if you have copper or steel pipe. But if it's a hose,
I guess it wont matter as long as it reaches the tank.
Remember, the threads are reversed on those tanks (opposite from normal
bolts and pipes).
Yea, thats some new fangled thing that's supposed to make connecting a
device easier for dummies that cant use a wrench! Good or bad, I have no
comment thus far. I have not yet seen any of the devices that are made
for this. But I know they make them.
On Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 1:28:01 PM UTC-5, email@example.com wrote:
There's a difference between "cant (sic) use a wrench" and "don't need
to use a wrench".
When they came up with the new connector, I'm pretty sure it wasn't
invented just for "dummies". I'm pretty sure "convenience" had something
to do with it.
When they invented gas/electric stoves, was that to make it easier
for dummies that couldn't start a wood fire?
On Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:25:20 -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
No, it is for the new QCC standard (Quick Closing Couler), with the
over-flow shut-off and other safety devices - mandated in the US on
all vertical tanks up to 40 lbs as of April 2002 to replace the old
Prest-O-Lite" POL valves.
Probably - based on the assumption that the 30 lb tank has the same hookup
fitting as the 100 . My 30 won't work on my camper , it has only the female
LH fitting and the camper has only the fitting for the male tanks . Your
only other problem might be the difference in height , can be solved using
boxes/whatever stacked up to set the small tank on .
email@example.com posted for all of us...
If you really want to flagellate yourself look in alt.hvac for his past
postings. He is one of the few that I have kf because he has given out
dangerous advice and admitted to scamming old folks. As my buddy says: He is
a waste of skin. I can take abuse but I don't tolerate immoral acts of any
kind. He has been told about his actions but yet refuses to improve his any
other life. At this point I have given up determining whether he is a troll
or idiot. I urge everyone to kf him and look for his posts to correct the
inaccuracies and malfeasance. If this was a moderated group he would have
been on his comet a looong time ago.
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