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ScottG

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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.


I certainly respect your position and commend you for your ethics. That sort of thing is so rare anymore.

Rest assured it isn't a problem. I managed a couple of ACE Hardwares that sold Blue Rhino refilled cylinders. In their literature they told retailers the only thing we shouldn't accept is deep rust pitting or dents. Bad or outdated vavles and anything else seemed to be fine as none of that was addressed and we never got any grief for taking them in.

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ScottG wrote:

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 certainly respect your position and commend you for your ethics. That sort of thing is so rare anymore.

Rest assured it isn't a problem. I managed a couple of ACE Hardwares that sold Blue Rhino refilled cylinders. In their literature they told retailers the only thing we shouldn't accept is deep rust pitting or dents. Bad or outdated vavles and anything else seemed to be fine as none of that was addressed and we never got any grief for taking them in.

Cheers,
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I would agree with Scott, had an older tank that I was trying to get re-certified at a propane dealer, I could buy a new tank from them, or a exchange tank which was also new and filled with 4 gallons of propane. I could also have the exchange tank topped off for the cost of a gallon of propane. Choice was simple.


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One of my tanks was leaking. It was an Amerigas tank. The other wasn't. So I took the bad tank to Home Depot and turned it in. I told them it leaked. Then I bought a new tank and had it filled down the road.

I could have just exchanged it. But I preferred to buy a new tank and refill, rather than exchange and risk another leaky tank.


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theoldwizard1 wrote:

time2roll wrote:

Are any of the exchanges still a proprietary fill that needs a special key?
I have never seen a propane tank that required a "special key" to refill.
This may have disappeared. I think it was the TS2 valve that had a magnetic interlock required to refill.

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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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time2roll wrote:

theoldwizard1 wrote:

time2roll wrote:

Are any of the exchanges still a proprietary fill that needs a special key?
I have never seen a propane tank that required a "special key" to refill.
This may have disappeared. I think it was the TS2 valve that had a magnetic interlock required to refill.

Blue Rhino 2004

I had one of those Blue Rhino tanks one time. Uhaul could not refill it, and when researching I learned about the Blue Rhino locked valve. I came on this forum to complain, and someone told me it was impossible because Blue Rhino had quit doing that.


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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.


Not at all. The exchange companies specifically say that they will accept any tank, because they inspect and if necessary repair, or dispose of, every tank they get. It's part of their business model. Their customers know they are always getting a good tank, and they will always be able to exchange an empty, even if it fails while they are using it.


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danimal53 wrote:

thanks for the quick replies, consensus seems to be just swap and move on.

It's only a single tank on the tongue, so no worries of matching collar heights or anything like that. Seems weird that my tank, which came new with a brand new TT 3.5yrs ago has a bad valve already. But I'll just swap it. thanks again everyone!


If I owned such a refill operation I would inspect the tanks before filling. I wouldn't want an old out of date or defective tank to become a liability.

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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.


And order a cyber tuck!! Now....

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Only on rvnet, 4 pages and climbing about a propane bottle.....

I’m going to start a new thread, “What kind of toothpaste is best to use depending on what RV you have?”

Do some people actually go through life ruminating about propane bottles longer than it takes to turn one on to grill a steak or heat a camper?

Trade it in, buy a new one, play dukes of hazard and shoot it and blow it up, who cares. what’s to ponder here?
“I’m afraid if I get an exchange it will leak and kill me.....”. Paranoid much?

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