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Old 01-23-2013, 11:39 PM   #1
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Leaky propane OPD valves- lesson learned!

Hello everyone,

Just wanted to share a fix.

My trusty 01' 29BHS had one propane valve that leaked a tad when I would hook it up. I could mess with it and get it to seal off and on but it was a crap shoot, and not a comfortable one at that. I started researching if I could replace an o-ring, rebuild the valve, etc. I am generally a fix it guy so it seemed simple to do. As the winter passed I then discovered tank #2 having the same issue, and soon I couldn't get either hose to seal up, even with new hoses.

All of my net research was leading me to believe I needed to simply buy new 30lb tanks from Lowes for roughly $65 each. Seemed like a waste.

Long story longer, I found a local propane shop that replaced both valves, re-certified both tanks, and filled them for a tad over $100.

So if yours start leaking/seeping, hunt around for a local shop that will replace just the valve. The valve itself was only $19.95.

Northwest Propane here in Lewisville, TX took care of mine and I am all tuned up for hopefully another 10 years of use!

Just thought I would share!

Greg
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:19 AM   #2
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That's good to know, Greg. Thanks for the tip !
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My local mom & pop RV repair shop sells OPD's right over the counter. Don't even need to go see Hank Hill.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:39 PM   #4
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I looked at getting the valves and installing them myself, but after seeing the apparatus they used to strap the tank down, and then the size (probably 3 feet) of the wrench tool they used to get the old ones out, I figured I would be wrestling the tanks across the front yard like a monkey on a greased football, and for the price, it was much easier to let them do it.
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