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Old 01-20-2008, 02:59 PM   #16
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IF thats an old one that doesnt meet specs for refilling,,,they ARE good for air compressor tanks,,,or a big portable air bubble. You can get a fitting to screw into the valve to hook your air compressor up to. makes for a much better air tank than any purchased one. Care should be excercised so the valve doesnt get dinged in transit,,,dont let it roll around in back of a truck,,,keep the lid screwed on too OR you can weld a guard around it. IF you can get this in series with a small a/c it will provide alot of cushion to keep running with a air gun nailer or whatever!!

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Old 01-20-2008, 03:11 PM   #17
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does the tank have the new safety valve that can be filled in NY
Ayuh,...... Your tank definitely Doesn't........

The question is somewhat of a two-fold question.......

For 1 thing,..... OPDs are Not required on 100lb. tanks, but on All Smaller tanks....
Over-fill Protection Devices are identified by their Triangular shaped valve Handle......
And, as noted, used only on tanks Smaller than 100lb.ers.......

A Quick-Fill valve looks like This,......
And are for filling tanks from a delivery Truck.......


Hope this Helps.......

Btw,.......
Where exactly is this tank you're getting rid of,..??......

Anyways,...... Back to Topic,......

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he wants a quick acting Kerosene heater which is why he's looking for a torpedo type. I have to ask around if using the K-1 will produce no smell but I need to hear from someone who's actually done this and then there's the noise issue too.
Unfortunately,..... Your Bud can't have his Cake,+ eat it too.......
Just by their nature, Forced-air Kerosine Heaters are Noisy,+ whether they have a T-Stat or Not,..... Every time they Fire-Off, there's a short time lag between start,+ Ignition,..... That's the times you get the raw fuel smell.....
And,......
They're ALL Noisy,..... Kerosine fired, Diesel fired, or Propane fired,.....
The Fan causes the bulk of the Noise,+ is unavoidable........

Have a look around over at NorthernTool.com,..... They have a Great selection of heaters,.....
But, I'll warn you, you Can't have it Quiet,+ Super Quick heating,...... It's usually 1 or the other.......

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Appreciate the explanation and the pic, thanks! As luck would have it, just spoke to a guy who wants to trade the tank for a kerosene heater.
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A propane garage heater or propane radiant heater would do the trick. You'd need to vent the combustion products, but your Kerosene odor problems would be gone. Propane garage heaters are quiet, propane radiant heaters are almost silent.

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I'm assuming that stitch works for that h-mac.com site. He's posted several times today and all posts contain links to that store.
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I just read over the rules and realized I should not have been linking. Links have been removed from all my posts.
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Not a problem! I was just making an observation.
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IF thats an old one that doesnt meet specs for refilling,,,they ARE good for air compressor tanks,,,or a big portable air bubble. You can get a fitting to screw into the valve to hook your air compressor up to. makes for a much better air tank than any purchased one. Care should be excercised so the valve doesnt get dinged in transit,,,dont let it roll around in back of a truck,,,keep the lid screwed on too OR you can weld a guard around it. IF you can get this in series with a small a/c it will provide alot of cushion to keep running with a air gun nailer or whatever!!
Before you weld the pressure tank, can you send me your address, phone # and the name of the attorney who will be handling your estate. I would like your air compressor. Hey, would you also give me your welder?
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Before you weld the pressure tank, can you send me your address, phone # and the name of the attorney who will be handling your estate. I would like your air compressor. Hey, would you also give me your welder?
I realize this is a facetious remark,.....
But,....
Just because You don't know the proper way to utilize throw away Propane Tanks,....
Doesn't make it a Bad Idea......

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