times when we are using a tank of propane we turn the valve on
very quickly. How
to turn on a propane tankis important to
know. I worked with an underground mechanic, after he
retired from that business, and he explained to me that turning
one of those tanks on swiftly could produce and explosion.
He had seen several expositions caused by that very thing when he
was working as a mechanic underground. He illustrated to mehow
to turn on a propane tankand it was done very
How to turn on a propane tank
propane tank valve is mechanical, like anything else it could be
faulty. But, the one thing to consider on a propane tank
valve is the amount of pressure that valve is holding back.
Pressure inside a propane tank can be anywhere from 100 to 200
pounds per square inch. Usually it is at the higher
amount. So think about that valve holding back all that
pressure. Should the valve have a fault in it, meaning there
was some sort of defect in it, the valve may work fine for many
months or years, but then that one time that you turn that valve
on to rapidly it blows loose. How to turn
on a propane tankis
simply done very slowly. The second thing that can happen is
that if you turn that vale to fast it may not release the pressure
to a hose fitting, such as on an RV. The newer type propane
tanks have a release valve at the valve outlet and the connecting
hose pushes in that valve to allow propane to escape.
Sometimes turning on the valve to fastwill
the propane gas up into that valve. So, be safe and turn on
propane tanks very slowly.