So ... picking this thread back up, unfortunately my life has been sucking rather hard lately and I haven't had time to actually work on any of this. That and there was some shipping issues with the propane tank which finally arrived last week.
Unfortunately, I think made a mistake with the tank selection, and I'm going to probably need to return it and get another one.
You guys can chime in if I'm off on this, but I'm 90% sure the horizontal tank will not work for the way I want to use it. Obviously being able to fill the tank easily is a key design - if you design something that is a pain in the ass to use, you'll hate it and not want to use it, and that's what the tank I bought would entail:
I went with a Machester 20lb horizontal tank
, thinking I could just add on the NashFuel remote fill kit
Problem is the 20lb horizontal tank doesn't have a fill port on it and is designed to be filled vertically because it is fitted with a overfill prevention device (OPD) Valve on it which only functions correctly if oriented vertically. This means I would have to crawl under there unbolt all the connections and then reinstall a 45lb propane tank while lying on my back each time I need a fill ... most likely in freezing weather because that's when I'll be using the heater the most ... F-That!
I think this is the correct tank that I need
Note that is has ASME valves fitted on it which has a separate vapor pressure port, fill port, "in use" (for lack of a better term) port, and whatever the hell the H12C port is for, maybe an accessory gauge or something bought separately.
Ugh, oh well, I think this is the first mix up on buying something since the van build started so that's how we learn
Does anyone have experience with this? Am I on the right track, and am I correct in saying that the linked 20lb horizontal manchester tank will not work for a remote fill option?