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Old 01-05-2020, 09:33 PM   #1
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Propane Tank Repair?

Iíve got a slow leak coming from around the threads of the fitting of the propane tank gauge (where the fitting threads into the tank). Iíve got the Manchester 26.2 gal tank on my 2016 Hurricane 29M.

I put soapy water all over the various fittings and I can see some very slow bubbles coming from around the threads.

Can this fitting be removed and replaced? Or is this an automatic tank replacement?

And if it can be repaired, what kind of a place would do this? All the places I know of around here will fill your propane but thatís it.

Appreciate any help . .

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Old 01-05-2020, 10:22 PM   #2
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I would think if it is leaking at a threaded part where something is threaded in you should be able to unscrew it, clean the threads, apply plumbers dope and reinsert it.
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Old 01-05-2020, 10:25 PM   #3
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I don't know about this procedure; but I'd suggest that you contact a business that fills propane tanks. They should have the answers that you need.
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Old 01-06-2020, 12:33 AM   #4
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If itís a threaded fitting I would think it should be repairable. Have you tried to tighten it yourself?
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You say the coach is a 2016. How old is the tank?
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Old 01-06-2020, 01:51 AM   #6
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Haven’t tried. Tank is more than half full of propane and I’m a bit nervous about making the leak worse by messing with it.

I plan to call around to some propane places tomorrow to figure out the safe way tI deal with it.
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Old 01-06-2020, 03:40 AM   #7
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I would try to tighten the gauge. If your tank is half full, it will probably be empty if you remove the gauge to clean and dope the threads. As to a repair facility, I use a local propane service company. Places that fill bottles aren't always staffed with the required knowledge to do things like fix leaks or determine the serviceability of equipment.
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Old 01-06-2020, 05:00 AM   #8
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Presumably 2015 or 2016 as I bought the coach brand new.
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Old 01-06-2020, 06:13 AM   #9
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Presumably 2015 or 2016 as I bought the coach brand new.
Like another member mentioned, you can tighten a bit. Sometimes it only takes a 1/4 turn or so, then put the soap on it and see if it still leaks.
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Use LOTS of caution... if you try tightening it up yourself.
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Old 01-06-2020, 03:19 PM   #11
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I would try to tighten the gauge. If your tank is half full, it will probably be empty if you remove the gauge to clean and dope the threads. As to a repair facility, I use a local propane service company. Places that fill bottles aren't always staffed with the required knowledge to do things like fix leaks or determine the serviceability of equipment.

So true...went last week to get house tank filled at the local CG I always take 20# and 30# bottles to. The young kid said..."wow, this is the first one of these I've seen this way". I said..."they're all this way"...then left.
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Old 01-06-2020, 07:48 PM   #12
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If your tank gauge is on the side of the tank then the float has to be oriented so it works up and down. You can't tighten it just a bit it has to go in 180 degree increments. With a very slow leak the best thing to do is use the propane until the tank is empty. Remove the gauge and use Teflon tape or Teflon paste and install the gauge paying attention to the proper orientation. Not a hard job at all, just takes a bit of time
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Old 01-06-2020, 07:58 PM   #13
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Yeah I figured there might be more to it . . . thanks for the info
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