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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer View Post
    Grab hold of the thin copper tube and pull. It will move because the POL fitting has been removed from the tank valve and capped with that yellow plastic cap. The silver looking thing that is installed in the tank valve is the plug. You need a special key to remove it. The gas in the tank has been paid for by the previous owner but the tank is owned by the gas company and their contract allows them to keep you from using their tank without signing a contract with them so unless you do that you won't have access to the gas in their tank even though you paid for it. I hope that clears this up.
    Yes, this certainly clears it up. It's a decision I'll have to make.
    Thanks for all the help.

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    quote; Thats a plug the gas company installs. You have to call them to remove it so they can charge you for the gas.

    The "gas company" does not install a plug which has to be removed. They charge you for the gas when they FILL the tank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer View Post
    The silver looking thing that is installed in the tank valve is the plug. You need a special key to remove it.

    The Head of a bolt ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    quote; Thats a plug the gas company installs. You have to call them to remove it so they can charge you for the gas.

    The "gas company" does not install a plug which has to be removed. They charge you for the gas when they FILL the tank.
    Sorry HJ, but yes they do. Its standard procedure when a home is vacated or the customer owes them money. They do indeed charge you when you fill the tank but thats a different issue. I know this because I have installed more of those plugs than I care to recall over the years. They do it to keep unauthorized people from using their equipment.

    Don L, Nope a bolt won't take it off and truthfully, if you mess with it you run the risk of distorting the brass valve and then the POL fitting won't seat properly.
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