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Old 05-13-2010, 09:20 PM   #131
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Re: CHANGED AGAIN! THIS WILL BE IT!!

Smitty, I was using a skillsaw with a metal cutting blade. I do have an angle grinder with a cutoff blade also. I will try your method. That sounds good. I wasn't planning on making a full box around the tanks.


I would have loved to have had a horizontal propane tank. But they are so expensive new and its hard to find one used. I had these tanks laying around anyway.
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:28 PM   #132
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Dude the tank mount looks sweet. What were we worried about? Those 30 pounders fit like a glove under there!
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Old 05-15-2010, 12:15 PM   #133
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I know BB! I couldn't believe it! And I have a couple inches to spare! I ended up trying the stick welder at work. Your frame idea is SOLID!!!

I figure I'll use these and can always store a couple #20 tanks in the bus just in case.

Smitty, I might consider that idea enclosing the tanks. Thanks.
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Old 05-15-2010, 05:15 PM   #134
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Wow, the tanks do look good!!!
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Old 05-15-2010, 10:32 PM   #135
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I have plenty of sheetmetal laying around. So maybe I will do that.
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Old 05-15-2010, 11:15 PM   #136
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You cannot operate a regular LP tank on it's side. You should not store an LP tank on it's side. It must be stored to where the relief valve can function.

http://www.propane101.com/propanecylinderstorage.htm

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http://www.boatus.com/boattech/casey/18.htm
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Old 05-16-2010, 02:04 PM   #137
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My tanks will certainly be upright. The only ones you can put on there side are the horizontal RV style. But they are ridiculous in price.
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Old 05-21-2010, 08:53 PM   #138
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Got the LP all plumbed up.

One thing that was bothering me was the driver's side skirt had quite a wave in it. (probably from the bus driver hitting a snow bank). So I decided to borrow the hydraulic body repair tool from work to see if I could push the panel and posts back out.

Thomas has vertical posts that run from the roof all the way down to the bottom of the skirt panels. This hydraulic tool is basically just a manual piston that comes out and presses in between two solid surfaces.
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This is what the panel looked like before it was straightened.
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:49 PM   #140
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Got the LP all plumbed up.

One thing that was bothering me was the driver's side skirt had quite a wave in it. (probably from the bus driver hitting a snow bank). So I decided to borrow the hydraulic body repair tool from work to see if I could push the panel and posts back out.

Thomas has vertical posts that run from the roof all the way down to the bottom of the skirt panels. This hydraulic tool is basically just a manual piston that comes out and presses in between two solid surfaces.
I SO wish I had known that trick when I had my B-700. That might have saved me all sorts of hassles.
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