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Old 06-15-2013, 11:05 AM   #1
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20# Propane Tank Theft Deterrent - by THE $5 MOD SQUAD

I was inspired by anothers creativity and decided to design my own cheap solution to deter theft of my 20# propane tank. It's not about the cost of replacement (worst case $50-$60)....it's more about the inconvenience. Again, the goal is deter a grab-and-run.....Ciao!

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Old 06-15-2013, 11:11 AM   #2
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That is simple and it works too.
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That is simple and it works too.
Yes it does...after test fitting, I wanted to remove the tank and run some paint around the bare metal of the new hole before final assembly. I pulled up on the tank 2X before remembering why it wouldn't budge. (Amazing how short my memory is sometimes)
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In the interest of sharing ideas, here is my idea for another way of achieving the same result:
Propane-tank-lock
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In the interest of sharing ideas, here is my idea for another way of achieving the same result:
Propane-tank-lock
It was your thread that inspired me, Tail_gunner...I just had make it work for the single 20# tank bracket


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Old 06-15-2013, 03:06 PM   #6
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Too easy drill sergeant! I love no-dough solutions to problems like this!!
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:26 PM   #7
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Keep the lock well oiled with road grime it maybe hard to unlock when the time comes
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:19 PM   #8
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Our local police department hands out free gun locks...they are the cable type with a small key lock attached I snaked one thru each of the tank bottoms and attached them to the length of chain and padlock I have around my battery box.
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I just had make it work for the single 20# tank bracket


I see now!!
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:50 AM   #10
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That's a cool idea. I used to use a chain and lock. This is much cleaner and less noisy when on the road!
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