domestic lpg gas tank,

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  1. Deansford Moll

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    HI there, i am looking to replace my 85ltr gas tank, can anybody recommend anyone,
     
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    Where abouts in the UK are you?
     
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    That does not sound right for a lpg tank, ours is a 1000 litres.
     
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    1000 Litres?
     
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    I'm now with you 1000 litres the OP said domestic tank.

    John.
     
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    I saw the word domestic and assumed he meant a tank for home use, obviously not.
     
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    autogas gasit tynley tech this is why its a good idea to put you location in your profile
     
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    Wot you been sniffing Mikeco ... ! :D The fumes from your gas tank???? :LOL:;)
     
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    What age is the existing tank?. Theoretically, they should be tested at 10yr periods, But most are good 30 years on, provided they have not been physically damaged!. There is (or was back in the 90`s) not a "statuary" limitation, unless used in a "commercial" environment.? Because of the nature of the Contents, it is unlikely to have internal "corrosion" to any significant level, Assuming external corrosion is light, and there are no sign of "Cracks" developing, especially around mounting points. With a good external clean and a light coat of Anti corrosion Paint, Please, NOT under-seal!!. Most are good for the next 10 years!.

    Pete.
     
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    Sorry forgot to mention, it's for my camper, we live in stoke on trent, my existing one is about 12 years old,
     
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    Bearing in mind what has been said above, I'd be tempted to just get it tested and if it passes, repaint it, to replace it won't be cheap.
     
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    Mines 25+ years old.:LOL: still going.(y)
     
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    OK. I AM assuming it`s a fixed Vessel?. At 12 years old it is likely that no significant defects have been incurred, Baring physical damage, and the potential for structural cracks where the tank mounting is. My background is as A (now retired) pressure vessel examiner. And I have in a 20+ year career examined LPG vessels for the likes of Calor Etc; both in service and under construction.

    If you are in any way doubtful about the condition, then by all means replace it OR have it examined and Certified by a "Competent Authority". I would warn that both / either are likely to be Expensive, unfortunately. I personally have "looked at" privately ( I now have no status, to certify) several vessels and was happy with what I have seen. The worst case was a vessel that had been "Grounded" (we suspect when boarding a ferry ramp). and had sustained some light grooving of the external shell. The owner elected to replace it.

    The R-V in my Avtar is one I owned in the United States until recent. When we had the Fill valve replaced, I borrowed an Endoscope, and looked inside. There was no sign of corrosion to be seen, that was at 16 years Old.

    Pete
     
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    Nahhh.. you need to replace it and sell that crappy old one to me really cheap !!!!!

    Seriously though, I would have a word with Dave Newall ( @dave newell lvs ) if you do decide to swap it out.. and just as seriously I would be interested in your old one !!
    Dave is at Telford so I reckon only about 30 miles from you
     
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    Hi Pete, the only thing was, when in France last month we could hear something dragging underneath the van, when inspected one of the straps had snapped and dragging on the road, apart from the broken strap and a bit of rust it looked ok, we replaced the strap, i just thought it might need replacing, but listening to everybody it could be still ok, thanks to everybody for there opinion,
     
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    Thinking about what you said, It sounds as if the tank relies on straps to secure it?. In which case the likelihood of stress being imparted to the vessel structure is low. (no welded brackets on the tank shell.) dependant upon where the pipework connects there could have been stress imparted to the fitting(s), and that may bear checking out?. Beyond that I would be extremely surprised to find structural defect in the vessel. Where it mine, I would check and possibly re-secure / replace the straps and carry on using it.

    Pete
     
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