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Re: Storing spare propane tank

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It seems that my steel tanks at home are only certified for ten years. When I went to make a recent fill on one of my older tanks and they would not fill it because is was over 10 years old. Maybe there is a way to re-certify it?
yes after 12 years from date of manufacture you can get your local propane company to do a visual inspection that is good for 5 years and as long as the tank passes the DOT requalification test you can do that every 5 years but you can only requalify a composite tank two times for a total of 15 years
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Re: Storing spare propane tank

I have a composit tank and love it. It's light and see through so you can tell how much gas is left. Yes they cost more than steel , less than alum. but (in Canada any way) they are good for 15 years.

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Google "fiberglass propane tanks" for a link to Amazon and others. gts1544
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Re: Storing spare propane tank

I'm liking the prices shown by some of the vendors after a search. My regular propane dealer wants $104, purged for anew 11lb. steel tank!!!!!!
Hmmmm.. $99 plus shipping for a 10# composit; pre-purged or $104 for a similar sized steel tank??

I think I know where my $$ are gonna end up!

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For a DOT certified propane tank there are 2 makers in the USA that I know of Manchester Tanks and worthington tanks
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If you use a stanchion Tank Holder then you can use the Propane Tank storage for dirty laundry?
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Re: Storing spare propane tank

The Lite Cylinder composite tanks are DOT certified. Less than the price of Aluminum and don't rust like steel tanks.
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