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Old 08-09-2018, 06:31 PM   #29
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My understanding is that in Canada you cannot re-certify steel tanks - they must be junked. But aluminum tanks are good forever since they do not oxidize (significantly) - you just have to re-valve them every ten years (only certain places do this) - it's cheap, but well worth the initial cost of aluminum tanks (plus the weight savings for lugging these around).
We can actually get 10 year old tanks recertified here in British Columbia. Not sure how it is handled elsewhere in Canada
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You can all tanks recertified except BBQ tanks. They don't do them because it costs more than a new one.
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I paid $15.00 for my 2 tanks to get certified with a sticker last week. They are now good for 5 years. They had a 1999 date inscribed in the collar. Never had a question getting them filled. The only reason I did was that we're going on the SW Caravan and figure that if there would be a problem, it would be as far away from competitively priced supplies was possible.
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If I needed tanks I would buy the Al. Not “needed” but nice. My 2 sets are 30 years old each. And hidden under the cover. They are shaped nice and easy to handle.
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You can all tanks recertified except BBQ tanks. They don't do them because it costs more than a new one.
If you mean the little 1lb ones yes. If you mean the 20lb which I call BBQ tanks then it's cheaper to recertify them where I live.
$20 vs $30 then you are not adding to the landfill problem!
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If you mean the little 1lb ones yes. If you mean the 20lb which I call BBQ tanks then it's cheaper to recertify them where I live.
$20 vs $30 then you are not adding to the landfill problem!
1lb no those are garbage. 20lb are not recertified where I live. You need to buy an exchange. The exchange with the tank filled is around $25-30 here. Filling a 20lb alone is anywhere from $13-18. All depends upon where you go. The exchange ones are obviously all recertified and they come a new paint job. So the only ones that contribute to the land fill are the 1lb.
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