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pipercub1772

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gas tank
« on: January 24, 2024, 03:19:09 pm »

Hi i am replacing the gas valve on a gas tank maccsteam i think, Can i use a blower valve or a globe valve screwed directly into the gas tank i
do not see any specific gas valves for sale in steam fittings, regards Allan.
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Re: gas tank
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2024, 05:00:10 pm »

Bonjour Allan,In theory, you could but to my opinion a blower valve works in the wrong direction and could possibly leak if the pressure raises.
About globe valves, much more concerns because, based on my experience, 99,99 % of them have even very small leaks, and gas allows 0 % leak.
In France, we commonly use manufactured valves as "Legris" ones fo example : https://youtu.be/eez9ACLowcQ
Besides this; my mechanic friends also like using Schrader  valves https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=valves+schrader found on car inner tubes.
Hope that will help you  :-))
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Re: gas tank
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2024, 05:19:11 pm »

Hi Pipercub 1772,
Have a look at Clevdon Steam    htpps://www.clevdonsteam.co.uk/index.html


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Re: gas tank
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2024, 10:26:57 pm »

I would also suggest looking at the offerings from Forrest Classics .
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Re: gas tank
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2024, 11:32:13 am »

Thanks for all your reply's i will do some searches today regards Allan. 
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2024, 09:43:54 pm »

Clevedon steam for this sort of thing. Jerry knows his business and will definitely help you out. Do not put the wrong type of valve in a gas line
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