New Propane car

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New Propane car

Post by FLSTEAM » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:27 am

Still have a few details to add and need to get the second 30 lb. tank. I have quick connects on each end and can isolate each tank.

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Re: New Propane car

Post by Berkman » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:37 pm

Very nice. What type of quick disconnects do you use?

also do you permanently mount the tanks inside the car then take the car in a trailer to be refilled or have a way to quickly swap tanks inside the car?

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Post by FLSTEAM » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:22 pm

Steel plates are mounted on the car frame. A slot is provided at the back of each plate that holds the footplate of the tank. The front tank bracket has a hole which a 5/16 bolt is used to secure the tank. The tanks are removed for filling. The 30# tanks are designed to fill in the vertical and use in the horizontal. You can buy propane rated disconnects from MRheater.com but I have installed air hose fittings for Harbor Freight. HF sells two different kinds and I have found the universal ones do not leak ( at least not on my shop air )

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Re: New Propane car

Post by NP317 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:45 pm

Go the extra route and get Propane certified quick connect fittings. Cost is minimal to go the safer route.
Some railroads might not allow anything other than fittings rated for gas fuels.
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Post by dash9 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:48 am

Just make sure it all certified hose for propane. you can tell by the outer cover it has a million holes in it.

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Re: New Propane car

Post by NP317 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:47 am

dash9 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:48 am
Just make sure it all certified hose for propane. you can tell by the outer cover it has a million holes in it.
I had my propane hoses and connections made by a Propane Supplier Company.
Fortunately it was a small business happy to make custom items.
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Re: New Propane car

Post by rkcarguy » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:27 am

The cold temperature the propane can reach can cause the seals to get hard and crack on the quick connect air fittings, my boss made a weed burner using what he had kicking around and all the sudden he had a fire at his quick connect.

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Re: New Propane car

Post by FLSTEAM » Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:49 pm

The cold temperature the propane can reach can cause the seals to get hard and crack on the quick connect air fittings

Good thought...……..

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Re: New Propane car

Post by dash9 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:38 pm

If you going to use quick disconnects, just make sure you change out the rubber seals that come with them. Listed below is a list of approved for propane service, https://www.efunda.com/designstandards/ ... SC=Propane

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