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I was wondering what is the minimum size for a vapor draw propane tank. I heard you can't use just regular bbq tanks. What about a size like 10" diamatier by 27" tall would that be good enough?
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What are you using the tank for? I have seen 13.5:1CR 428s run off a bbq tank for 2 hours.
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BBQ tank is fine as far as volume.
But it is not to safe bouncing around with a regulator on it.
DOT would frown if they saw that.
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Ok, definitly not legal. If you didn't mind the looks, a saddle tank off a pickup or a smaller tank from a car of some kind would do, but I assume it would have to be D.O.T approved for that purpose, otherwise I would even say a forklift tank.
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A RV horizontal vapor tank can be frame rail mounted or bed mounted. Horizontal tanks are ASME approved which means they can be permanently mounted. They come in all sizes. A 10 x32 is 7.9 gallons and will fit in between the frame rails of the Ford if you want to mount it underneath. Larger diameters such as a 12 x 32 is about 10 gallons so if you go in the bed, you can use one of these.

You can use vertical style tanks with a vapor draw system. They are DOT approved, which simply means they can be transported full or to be filled. Think of every travel trailer/pop up. They have to be mounted upright and secured so that they can't tip over. Mounting them in a vented toolbox for example works well.

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Sounds good so pretty much anything will work just depends how much i want to refill it. So a couple on ebay for like $50
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