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Re: Bad news, composite propane tank recall

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.


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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.
Can you share where you buy your refillable tanks for under $80? I went to several RV dealers to see about replacing my metal tank and they were all about $200.

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Home Depot has them for 29.95.

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Home Depot has them for 29.95.
Thanks. The standard backyard grill size tank won't fit in my propane locker. By the time I remove and redesign the locker I'm back up to the price for a tank that will fit without doing all that work.

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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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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.
Are they steel tanks? I can't imagine putting any tank on the boat that is not either aluminum or composite. I would think that steel would have serious rust issues. Maybe you touch them up every year with paint. They are sure MUCH MUCH cheaper.
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Re: Bad news, composite propane tank recall

Darn. My tank fits the recall and according to the PHMSA, the company is out of business and so no refunds or replacements are available.

Anybody know of another composite tank maker?

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Darn. My tank fits the recall and according to the PHMSA, the company is out of business and so no refunds or replacements are available.

Anybody know of another composite tank maker?
Yes, Ragasco, Norwegian made. Trident also sells it under their name.


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Re: Bad news, composite propane tank recall

good to know that other people make them. I am thinking of getting a 5hp lehr this summer and want to run a big tank with some smaller ones for backup

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Are they steel tanks? I can't imagine putting any tank on the boat that is not either aluminum or composite. I would think that steel would have serious rust issues. Maybe you touch them up every year with paint. They are sure MUCH MUCH cheaper.
I "painted" the bottom 3" of my new (2 years ago) steel tanks with West System epoxy. Let's see how they hold up.

But yes, corrosion of the steel ones is a big problem. My old ones that came with the boat looked OK, until I removed the tanks.... the bottom 3" of tank stayed in place, while the top 9" of tank came out! Rusted completely through.

I think the problem is, on a port tack, the bottom of the tanks is in salt water if you bury the rail.

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