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Re: Bad news, composite propane tank recall

Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
Personally, I don't get why I would buy a composite 20 lb propane tank for 80 bucks.

That's the cost of three to four regular tanks that I could just dispose of every 5 to 10 years. For that matter, I'm not familiar with whether the composite tanks have a lifespan. If they do, I'm even more perplexed.
Absolutely NO rust/staining... featherweight when lugging it up to the 'nearest' refill station (heavier bringing it back, but still lighter and often somebody takes pity and offers a ride).. the ability to 'see' the level in the tank and not get surprised half way through cooking a meal..

We're quite happy with ours despite the premium and it looks like the prices are coming down. I think the 'life span' varies but starts at 15 years - isn't that longer than steel?


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