Propane Tank wont fill

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Dan Corcoran
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Propane Tank wont fill

Post by Dan Corcoran » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:07 pm

My first time filling propane tank, the filling station cannot get propane to go in the normal nozzle.

Is there a trick? What is that extra large connector on the tank for, does the propane go in there?

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Re: Propane Tank wont fill

Post by Vento Solare » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:10 pm

Probably a broken stem or seat on the valve. It fills like any other propane tank through the outlet where the regulator attaches.

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Re: Propane Tank wont fill

Post by Dan Corcoran » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:03 pm

Does this then require a new tank, or is the valve replaceable?

Is there a good source for tanks already setup to mount in J109's?

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Re: Propane Tank wont fill

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Re: Propane Tank wont fill

Post by Dan Corcoran » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:34 pm

Float seems ok, I can here it moving inside at the angle expected moving the tank

As a temporary workaround, I found someone who can fill the tank through the additional connection on the tank

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Re: Propane Tank wont fill

Post by cercole » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:06 am

I ran into this two years ago. I believe the tank needs to be filled while on its side like when mounted in the locker.
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Re: Propane Tank wont fill

Post by Dan Corcoran » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:39 pm

Didn't think of that! Anyone sure?

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Re: Propane Tank wont fill

Post by fxalbert » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:18 pm

I had the same problem on my propane tank the one and only time I ever filled it. I don't use it much. The issue is the propane that goes in is a liquid, under pressure. For my tank they had to relieve the air pressure in the tank. When you use propane some of what's left in the tank boils away at normal air pressure becoming a gas in the tank. Between the liquid and the gas the tank is full. They have to bleed the tank in order to fill it.

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