Monday, November 12, 2018

AmeriGas

6:25 am:
This morning I am driving to AmeriGas to have my new Manchester propane tank hooked up and filled.

I've encountered a question concerning the tank's output valve [You may look of an image of that valve in my blog published yesterday].

From that image, you may see a "left-pointing" arrow which indicates a left-hand pipe thread. That thread is a good idea because that allows the piping to be joined without a union.



7:01 am:
The question that I encountered was that the thread is smaller than a 1/2" NPT. And, larger than a 3/4" NPT.

So, what is it?

I am counting on AmeriGas to answer this question. And also, to hook my Camco Horizontal 2-Stage Propane Regulator [Link].



3:55 pm:
Our Manchester Propane tank was filled by AmeriGas located near the Marine Corp Naval Air Station at Miramar [That's Maverick's base!].

AmeriGas also purged our tank of oxygen.

18.05 gallons! 
Now THAT is a filled propane tank!


PS: None of those puny 4-gallon fillups for the Box Van Team!


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5:33 pm:
Heat!! 




11:35 pm:
First Drawer!

How about that! 😎



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20 comments:

  1. Don't forget to have the attendant purge the tank first, as it's the first fill.

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    1. John,

      Yes! They did that at AmerIgas!

      I got heat at 5:33 pm!

      George






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  2. That's not for pipe thread ... it's for the POL fitting with a cone tapered head and O-ring that does the actual sealing of the connection.

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    1. Lou,

      POL fitting.

      Got me one of those!

      George

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  3. It takes a P.O.L. fitting it is a propane connection fitting. Does not connect directly to a pipe fitting.

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  4. hi george,

    you need a P.O.L. fitting which will allow you at the other side to go to NPT fittings. You will notice the POL fitting has an "o" ring on the end of the taper. Install the POL fitting then adapt from there in national pipe thread. and Yes the valve is left hand thread. Hopefully the gas place will have the POL fitting.

    Best of Luck!
    Earl

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    1. Hi Squire,

      Thank you sooooo much! 😍

      George




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  6. George, I was not a fan of this build but I was not looking at the big picture. It is not what you "should do" (other opinions are smarter decisions) but you "NEED" to do this. It gives you purpose in life (always a good thing). You are the most alive I have seen you in years. Good luck my friend.

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    1. Squire,

      Do you know me, face-to-face?

      George

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    2. No George, I do not know you face-to-face but have followed you from the start and have observed for writing demeaner through the years.

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    3. Squire,

      In your opinion, has my "...writing demeanor.." changed thru the years? If yes, how?

      George

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  7. If you have a West Marine anywhere's near you here is a suggestion for you

    https://www.westmarine.com/buy/caframo--compact-2-speed-12v-dc-fan-white--593392?recordNum=2

    With your gas heater on, all your doing is making the heat rise and then work its way down.
    But if you have a small fan it'll push the air around the box. For even distribution even if you don't have your heater on.
    West Marine has a 2 speed 12v interior boat fan it uses so little power (magnetic motor no brushes )(High: 0.55 Amps
    Low: 0.36 Amps)
    They're basically used in the boating industry for safety confined areas and move a lot of air
    The unique part about this fan is the blades are made out of rubber
    when the fan is running on high you could literally stick your hand into the blade and it won't hurt
    But the plus of this fan it uses so little amperage it could run for days at a time


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    1. Ed,

      Another fantastic idea from you! Thank you sooooo much!

      I just ordered one of these fans. 😎

      George

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  8. Beautiful drawer! Love that fan!

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    1. Thank you, Joan!

      Wait until you see the flooring of my new living quarters!

      However, I'll have to get the cabinet that I am building now complete before that I am able to work on my living quarters.

      The reason for that is with the completion of the cabinet, I will have a place to put most of the stuff that is now in plastic containers and occupying the space of where my living quarters will be!

      George

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