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04-15-2013 10:20 AM
aa3jy
Re: propane tank

..and how many refill places/stations check for tank qualifications before refilling?

Propane Cylinders - LP Gas Bottles
04-15-2013 09:59 AM
brokesailor
propane tank

Minne no it won't fit.
04-15-2013 09:45 AM
Minnewaska
Re: propane tank

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.
04-15-2013 09:36 AM
brokesailor
propane tank

The price for an 10 lb aluminum tank at WM $199. Same exact tank at Amazon $129. What a ripoff!
04-11-2013 05:30 PM
Brent Swain
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.
04-11-2013 05:59 AM
SimonV
Re: propane tank

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Originally Posted by brokesailor View Post
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 $$.
04-11-2013 05:50 AM
Minnewaska
Re: propane tank

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.
04-11-2013 04:25 AM
brokesailor
Re: propane tank

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)?
04-10-2013 07:07 AM
Minnewaska
Re: propane tank

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Originally Posted by Lake Superior Sailor View Post
And the tanks are never full; weigh them & learn how you get taken advantage of!..Dale
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.
04-09-2013 11:40 PM
Chili Palmer
Re: propane tank

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Originally Posted by Lake Superior Sailor View Post
And the tanks are never full; weigh them & learn how you get taken advantage of!..Dale
I recently worked part-time at a gas station that filled propane tanks and had the exchange tanks. One day a regular customer came in and said the tank he received on exchange didn't feel full, I brought it over to the filling station and ended up putting almost a full gallon in. I decided to call the propane company and ask and they said "Oh yeah, instead of raising the price we started putting less gas in the tanks". I guess it would have been nice to have known that from the beginning.

As far as the OP goes, my guess is the person who filled it either didn't open the release valve. There's a lot of pressure in those things if you don't fill them correctly.
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