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boosTT

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Posted: 07/26/18 06:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One of my 30lb tanks was near empty and when I tried to fill it the guy said it was 1 year expired. How difficult is it to get re-certified? How long does it take?

I'm thinking about just going around to different stations until someone fills it as is. It has worked in the past for me.

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Takes a few minutes at a propane dealer. I have never been charged! If it does not have new style of valve then it will take longer and cost for new valve.


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The same thing happened to me here at the local RV dealer.
It wasn't difficult for me in Florida at a LP gas distributor. He stamped the handle which bought me an additional 10 years, I think. You don't want the tank to be rusty; maybe a coat of spray paint will help the inspector decide to certify it.


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About ten dollars and 30 minutes of your time. Drop them off, and go shopping. Pick them up full later.





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Under $10 where I live... very little time involved. Better just to get it done than drive around a "maybe" find a place to fill it.

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Posted: 07/26/18 07:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Take it to one of those Propane tank exchange places.

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Get a new one at Costco.com


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troubledwaters wrote:

Take it to one of those Propane tank exchange places.


It's a 30 pound tank.


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Posted: 07/26/18 07:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Usually, you can shop around and someone will fill it but not a big issue to get it re-certified.


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troubledwaters wrote:

Take it to one of those Propane tank exchange places.


I recently took a tank that I had obtained by an exchange to be refilled. The dealer told me that the tank needed to be recertified. I asked him to show me the date. He did and the tank had expired ten years ago! The tank looked to be in good condition so the dealer said "I'll refill it just this one time for you."

Another thing about exchanges: they may be very convenient, but they are more expensive because the refilled tanks are not filled to their rated capacity. It's generally better to refill tanks at a dealer that meters the propane. That way you only pay for the propane actually put into your tank.

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