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Old 05-03-2010, 10:07 PM   #121
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Does anyone with propane experience know if you can store a tank on its side?
From what I read you can not operate a regular propane tank on it's side. Inside the tanks is liquid. The valve must stay above the liquid.
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:20 PM   #122
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Hey BB. Got the stove from Aery Corp on Ebay. Model is 402 and it is propane. The glass is not the cooking surface. It flips up to expose the burners underneath. $500 shipped which I think was pricey considering it does not have a regular oven. Just a small broiler. But it was the styling that sold me.

Good news Bus has a similar one but I believe he has the 401 model with the bigger oven.

If you are curious just do a search for "italian oven" on ebay and he will come up. He imports them from Italy and is the only one that has them.
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:29 PM   #123
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Does anyone with propane experience know if you can store a tank on its side?
From what I read you can not operate a regular propane tank on it's side. Inside the tanks is liquid. The valve must stay above the liquid.
I know that operating the tank on its side wont work, but if you are just storing the tanks under the bus can they be mounted on their side?
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:20 AM   #124
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I know that operating the tank on its side wont work, but if you are just storing the tanks under the bus can they be mounted on their side?

Nope....if they vent, and vent liquid as opposed to gas.........
Can you imagine a liquid propane explosion?

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Old 05-05-2010, 08:03 PM   #125
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Does anyone with propane experience know if you can store a tank on its side?
From what I read you can not operate a regular propane tank on it's side. Inside the tanks is liquid. The valve must stay above the liquid.
I know that operating the tank on its side wont work, but if you are just storing the tanks under the bus can they be mounted on their side?
ALWAYS store LP tanks upright, full or empty!
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:02 PM   #126
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Well, I've been working on the LP frame for the last several days. I used the same method as Bunedoggle. I figured I would try to do some welding myself. The frame is made from 1"x1" square tube and 1x1 angle iron. I stick welded it all together and then bolted what I could for extra security.

The method of securing the frame to the bus is similar to the way Thomas secures there belly bin boxes.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:08 PM   #127
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3/4" inch plywood undercoated. Frame completed and painted.

I have such a hard time cutting the rub rails straight. i don't have a closeup but the cuts to the bottom rails are not straight at all. Maybe if I find an RV door or similar I could change it out.

I also need to figure out a way to keep the compartment door open when I'm switching out tanks. Any ideas?
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:09 PM   #128
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Sorry about the distorted I-PHONE pics. Looks like someone bent my bus.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:10 PM   #129
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Sorry about the distorted I-PHONE pics. Looks like someone bent my bus.
I was gonna say, that pic must be from an iPhone, but you beat me to it.
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Old 05-13-2010, 01:16 AM   #130
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If you need a tank that you can lay on it's side, I think the tanks on a forklift are mounted sideways. You could try to find one out of a RV like this.

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