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This is exactly why I don't do the exchange. Additionally, I have relatively brand new tanks and the exchange tanks all seem to be repainted old tanks with a new sticker on the outside.

I know that many like fancy fiberglass tanks, but I just buy a new 20lb grill tank when the ones I have starts looking too rusty. They aren't that expensive, maybe $30. I know that some of the smaller or odd sizes can cost more.
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I got my leaky tank off the boat and brought it home. I was getting wiffs of propane the while way. How do you dispose of a propane tank if it comes to that(after emptying)?
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Most municipalities have a day/place to bring hazmat for disposal.

Is the tank still partially full? I would find a safe place to purge it, before putting it in my car. To do so, you may have to screw a hose that you've removed from your grill. Most have a safety that won't allow you to turn the valve on, unless attached. Ironic, isn't it.
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I got my leaky tank off the boat and brought it home. I was getting wiffs of propane the while way. How do you dispose of a propane tank if it comes to that(after emptying)?
As long as it is still in date, take it to a swap and go where they will give you a 3/4 full one in exchange plus $$.
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Re: propane tank

Several have told me that as long as any tank is less than 7 years old they wil give you an exchange tank for it. You can keep them updated that way and get them refilled until you have to swap. The last exchange tank I got looked brand new. You can still get them filled anywhere, just exchange them before they get over 7 years old.
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The price for an 10 lb aluminum tank at WM $199. Same exact tank at Amazon $129. What a ripoff!
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Can you find room for a standard 20lb grill tank? They are least expensive ($30 ish) and virtually disposable every 5 or so years, although, you could repaint and get more longevity.
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Minne no it won't fit.
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..and how many refill places/stations check for tank qualifications before refilling?

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