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Old 02-12-2013, 06:46 PM   #11
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Hubby's best friend is coming over to switch the tank for me and check all the fittings. I hate to be a helpless female, don't realize how much hubby does for me until he's not here. In the hospital right now(he will be fine, just simple surgery). I'll watch and learn.

 
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:51 PM   #12
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Hubby's best friend is coming over to switch the tank for me and check all the fittings. I hate to be a helpless female, don't realize how much hubby does for me until he's not here. In the hospital right now(he will be fine, just simple surgery). I'll watch and learn.
Good luck with the brew and I hope it's a quick recovery for him. Assuming he is a beer guy also, he will have something to look forward to in a few weeks!

 
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:54 PM   #13
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Your not helpless, you just dont know what to do and better to be safe than sorry when dealing with explosive gases. just watch what your husband friend does so you can do it yourself next time. Im sure your husband would feel the same way if you were out of the picture for a few days.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:59 PM   #14
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Hubby's best friend is coming over to switch the tank for me and check all the fittings. I hate to be a helpless female, don't realize how much hubby does for me until he's not here. In the hospital right now(he will be fine, just simple surgery). I'll watch and learn.
Isn't it just unscrewing the fitting with your hand? I have the old style wrench fitting on my pop up camper but almost all stuff now is the BBQ grill fitting ...
Also if it's a wrench type fitting its a left hand thread "righty loosey lefty tighty" and brass is softer than steel so it's easy to strip and destroy the fitting (I speak from experience )


Propane isn't dangerous if you are careful but it still is a hydrocarbon that demands respect
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:04 PM   #15
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If a leak in a propane tank catches fire, the tank can blevin. That means it explodes propelling super heated liquid propane. It can be incredibly dangerous. Get rid of it.

 
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:04 PM   #16
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Your not helpless, you just dont know what to do and better to be safe than sorry when dealing with explosive gases. just watch what your husband friend does so you can do it yourself next time. Im sure your husband would feel the same way if you were out of the picture for a few days.
Thanks. Friend said just wait for him to get here. Yeah, without me hubby wouldn't be able to find anything. Where's this? Where's that? Couldn't even find his way around the kitchen. Just poured a beer while waiting. The hissing sound coming from the tank just freaked me out. It's outside in the open. Must relax, all will be fine.

 
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:05 PM   #17
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Sounds to me like you would be better off just not using propane. It is a lot more dangerous than natural gas. It is heavier than air and settles on the ground. This is how you blow hell out of yourself. Mike

 
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:11 PM   #18
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Sounds to me like you would be better off just not using propane. It is a lot more dangerous than natural gas. It is heavier than air and settles on the ground. This is how you blow hell out of yourself. Mike
That's what scared me. Probably would be better off not using propane but not going to let it discourage me. I just need to learn how to use it safely. I am a quick learner. Hubby's friend will help me and I'm sure take his time telling me about safety measures. I can do this.

 
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:13 PM   #19
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Kind of a funny story but not 100% related to your topic... I read an article not to long ago that was saying that people who store their propane tanks in barns or closets or outside could be at risk for possible harm.

Apparently there's been a few cases where the mice colonize the storage shelter and actually chew the fittings around the propane tank and when you go to turn it on, it lights up and sometimes blows up. Apparently a few people have been torched this way.

Just sayin' check for leaks

 
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:15 PM   #20
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I've used propane for fuel in homes, and in campers, gas grills, and in turkey fryers. It's no more dangerous than turning on your stove.

Just don't use it in an enclosed area (co poisoning is likely!).

Mine go on by hand. You don't need tools to change them out. Just turn off, unhook, put on the new one, open the valve. That's it.
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