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Securing A Propane Tank To Wall..


I'm getting rid of my propane service and buying a 100 lb tank that I can take and get refilled. I've looked for straps made to keep this tank attached to the wall but have come up empty.

The diameter is 15" and the circumference is 47".

Anyone know of anything? Thanks.
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Water heater straps?

Chain/cable with a coiple of turnbuckles to make R&R easier...

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Piece of e-track or two single links on the wall, ratcheting strap, done.

https://www.uscargocontrol.com/shop/...cet=Horizontal

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Piece of e-track or two single links on the wall, ratcheting strap, done.

https://www.uscargocontrol.com/shop/...cet=Horizontal

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Thanks. I was thinking something commercial and wasn't thinking outside the box.

Straps and e-tracks it is.
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Thanks. I was thinking something commercial and wasn't thinking outside the box.

Straps and e-tracks it is.
You’ll have to spray the ratchet with a good lube about 4 times a year.

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Dittos with above but could also look for RV propane carriers based on gallon size
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any fire code issues being that close to the house?
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any fire code issues being that close to the house?
The big one there now is probably 2" away. Don't think so.

I'm having it professionally hooked up as there are some different regulators I'm not sure about.

The only propane appliances in the house are the stove and oven. I was "prepping" almost 12 years ago (still am) and decided to go with a big tank...just in case. They topped it off 5 years ago with 7 lbs or gallons. It's almost empty now.

The reason I'm changing is...they get you coming and going. I didn't use enough for watchdog service so let's charge him $75 for the wasted non-delivery. I stopped that so they decided to charge me $50 per year for tank rental. Plus, I called about propane a few months ago and since I'm not buying that much....almost $5.00 per gallon.

I know they have to cover costs so that's not a complaint. I can get this 100 lb tank filled for $67.00. Move it onto my trailer...tie it down vertically and off to the station.
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Thanks. I was thinking something commercial and wasn't thinking outside the box.

Straps and e-tracks it is.
How about a 100lb propane tank bracket.

https://www.amazon.com/4Bs-Bracket-T...MKZXKBC3D61N1F
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How about a 100lb propane tank bracket.

https://www.amazon.com/4Bs-Bracket-T...MKZXKBC3D61N1F


I searched a couple of different nights using different search terms and never found that.

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$2.80ish a gallon. Still kinda high. But then again I'm buying 300+ gallons at a time.
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"100lb propane tank straps" is what I searched in Amazon.
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"100lb propane tank straps" is what I searched in Amazon.
I guess "gizmo" was the wrong search word.....
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If you're looking for this fella, Gizmo is the perfect term

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I was paying 1.99/gallon at TSC to fill tanks pre corona.
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Feelin' yer oats? That 100 lb tank will weigh ~170 lbs when full. How are you planning on wrassling it?
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Feelin' yer oats? That 100 lb tank will weigh ~170 lbs when full. How are you planning on wrassling it?
Appliance cart and helper.

Trailer hinges down in the front.

Tailgate almost lays flat on the ground.
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Just like anyone does. You roll it at a 20º angle from vertical.
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Buddy of mine has a pair of those tanks that live behind some shrubberies. He uses his little John Deere backhoe to hoist them in & out.

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