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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.
That's why I referenced the 20lb tank, which can be purchased for $25-$30. The math doesn't work on odd sizes.

To other posters replies...... Sure the steel tanks rust. Not horrifically, but I toss them every 5-10 yrs and buy new. I never repaint them. Therefore, the three standard tanks I can buy for the price of one composite have a combined life span that seems a lot longer than a single composite.

Someone mentioned that their propane locker gets wet. That would be a deal killer, I'm sure.


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Biggest problem (except for dollars) is finding tanks that fit the locker.
Welcome to my world. Not because of recall- because There are not tanks in existence that will fit my current locker. I'm putting off building a new one because I know it will look like sh*$ when I'm done.

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That's why I referenced the 20lb tank, which can be purchased for $25-$30. The math doesn't work on odd sizes.

To other posters replies...... Sure the steel tanks rust. Not horrifically, but I toss them every 5-10 yrs and buy new. I never repaint them. Therefore, the three standard tanks I can buy for the price of one composite have a combined life span that seems a lot longer than a single composite.

Someone mentioned that their propane locker gets wet. That would be a deal killer, I'm sure.
In the PNW, everything gets wet, or maybe at best in a permanent state of dampness. I would think steel would be completely out here, although if painted a bit once a year it might be fine. The cost differential is huge. Worth a thought.
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Re: Bad news, composite propane tank recall

I leave tanks out on the backyard deck in year round weather without much issue I would think saltwater a bit worse but could be controlled

I would think the weight and correct size are the big reasons as well as the visible fuel level
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The Trident 10 lb. tank will not fit the Trident 10 lb. locker. Huh?
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Re: Bad news, composite propane tank recall

Well.. I finally got around to checking, ( I was reminded in this month's Practical Sailor)

and.....

I have the bad ones...

They are coming off the boat ASAP..

Fortunately, I still have the old steel ones until I get a replacement.

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Re: Bad news, composite propane tank recall

I wish I was where you guys are throwing those cylinders away.

I only want two.


Pity about it is I was in the USA 12 months ago. If the recall had happened then I could have stocked up.

Oh well.

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