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geoffbeaumont
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What needs to be done when dropping LPG tanks from a vehicle? I've seen second hand ones advertised as containing LPG and people complaining the ones they fitted where horrifically heavy because of it, so I presume they're self sealing? Can I just disconnect them?

The ones in question have about 200 miles worth of LPG in them, so I don't really want to risk venting it because:

1) I'm far to tight to waste it

2) If it explodes it'll flatten the entire street...

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What needs to be done when dropping LPG tanks from a vehicle? I've seen second hand ones advertised as containing LPG and people complaining the ones they fitted where horrifically heavy because of it, so I presume they're self sealing? Can I just disconnect them?

The ones in question have about 200 miles worth of LPG in them, so I don't really want to risk venting it because:

1) I'm far to tight to waste it

2) If it explodes it'll flatten the entire street...

Older tanks had knurled knobs on the multivalve to shut off the gas before disconnection. Most modern valves have electrical solenoids and provided these are disconnected from 12v, the gas will stay in the tanks. When you disconnect the pipes, you may get a small release of pressurized gas which was trapped in the pipes.

Empty LPG tanks are heavy, full ones will be VERY heavy. 200 miles worth is probably 70 to 75 litres which will weigh approx 40 kgs or 88lbs + the weight of the tanks.

Regards,

Diff

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