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Old 07-12-2017, 03:22 AM   #1
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I am restoring a xplorer 260. The propane tank is old and a guy over pressurized it and I was wondering if you can put a new valve on it that will fix this from happening?
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If it is the original tank then that would make it 41+ years old. Replacing it might be the way to go.

If it is confirmed to be in good condition then yes you likely can replace the the fill and bleeder valves.

Your valve might even pre-date the Auto Stop valves. I haven't come across a filling station attendant who knows how to fill one of those yet.

Auto Stop Valve info: http://www.classbforum.com/forums/f5...pane-1746.html
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thanks for the help. I was in St Mary montana at glacier park. I had propane in it for 5 years as it has been parked. The tank has held the gas for that long. I think I will replace it to be safe.
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A new tank is a must. I would not trust a 40 yr old tank.

The new ASTM tanks have safety valve to prevent overfilling.
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