How do you remove an old propane tank valve?
- Empty the tank of all propane and shut the valve tightly.
- Use the heat gun to heat the liquid weld that is around the valve threads in order to soften it and make unscrewing the valve easier.
- Attach the wrench and cheater bar to the valve.
- Lift on the cheater bar gently at first and then with a little more force.
Just so, can propane be removed from a tank?
Underground propane tanks can be removed and disposed of, but the amount of work involved is quite often not the best option. The preferred method of underground tank disposal is recovering all of the gas and pressure from the tank and then filling the tank with water or sand.
Herein, how do you fix a stuck propane tank valve?
The remedy: shut everything off, wait one minute, open the tank valve, turn the grill to the LIGHT position, attempt to light. If the valve is still stuck, a small bit of oil applied to the stem will help loosen it up. Do NOT use a wrench since too much torque may result in the valve coming apart.
Using a heat gun, soften the weld between the propane gas valve and the cylinder. Open the propane tank nozzle to bring the tank to regular atmospheric pressure. Next, turn the valve counterclockwise using a pipe wrench to remove it from the cylinder. You can discard this old valve.