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danimal53

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Posted: 12/05/19 10:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Flute Man wrote:

Personally, I would not turn in a tank that I knew was defective. You might take your old tank to a propane dealer and see if they could repair the old tank. To me, turning in a defective tank is the same as lying and cheating.


I may be wrong, but I believe it's generally expected that this is done. They are inspected and repaired or disposed of before being refilled and put back into circulation. The woman who was filling and mentioned the bad valve even suggested I swap it and was ready to do it for me, but I wasn't sure if there was a difference between TT tanks and BBQ grill tanks, so I didn't do it yet.


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kmac7800 wrote:

@GrandpaKip: Do happen to have a picture of yours? Where did you get them with the float gauge?

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FYI, I saw this one at Menards that got me interested:
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Don't rule out operator error yet. I would go to a commercial propane dealer and see if the fill works.


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Flute Man makes a good point. I agree.


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Flute Man wrote:

To me, turning in a defective tank is the same as lying and cheating.
It's not. Those tanks are thoroughly inspected and certified, and they expect to get some junk.

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With just a single tank, nows the time to get a 30# tank to get some more campin' time!
If the tank is over a certain age, they have be tested or replaced anyways, just like when the industry changed out the valves. Exchange the old one for newer.


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Do humanity a favor and declare that the tank you are turning in is defective so nobody will have an accident trying to reuse or refill it.

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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

Do humanity a favor and declare that the tank you are turning in is defective so nobody will have an accident trying to reuse or refill it.


REALLY ?? " do humanity a favor "?? Would that cause Armageddon ?

That system was put in place to MAKE MONEY.. They just made money on you by charging a higher amount for less LP.. It is ALL factored into the bottom line for the company.
NOT 1 of those companies just take those traded in bottles and re-circulate them WITHOUT a multi point inspection.... age, valve,weld, ect . . . If they didn't, they would have 1 HECK of a Law Suit in the event of an incident.

* This post was edited 12/05/19 01:29pm by ford truck guy *


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ford truck guy wrote:

NOT 1 of those companies just take those traded in bottles and re-circulate them WITHOUT a multi point inspection.... age, valve,weld, etc . . . If they didn't, they would have 1 HECK of a Law Suit in the event of an incident.
x2.

The clerks who exchange your tank couldn't care less what condition it's in, nor is that their job.

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Flute Man wrote:

Personally, I would not turn in a tank that I knew was defective. You might take your old tank to a propane dealer and see if they could repair the old tank. To me, turning in a defective tank is the same as lying and cheating.


Suggest you check the cost of repairing the old tank and buying a new one$$$$ Repairing is costly in my area. Always check the mfg. date imprinted on the top of the tank especially if you decide to do the exchange from i.e. WallMart.

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