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Old 06-12-2016, 09:28 AM   #15
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I replaced mine for the bit of weight savings and what I was told- longevity. I got one with a gauge which I consider as tank 1. It helps to determine usage and remaining LP.
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Old 06-12-2016, 09:36 AM   #16
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need to keep in mind that all of them have to have a hydrostatic test performed ...I think every 12 years
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Old 06-12-2016, 09:36 AM   #17
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I wandered into the set of aluminum tanks I have now for free, I would not have paid new prices for aluminum over steel.

Is it wrong that I painted my aluminum tanks?


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Ah, that would be news to me. Generally, these DOT 4 series cylinders must be recertified at 5, 10, OR 12 years of service on the current certification. Most folks just go with the 5 year (i.e., visual) recert, which is available for free at some dealers.
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Here in California one of mine was refused when the stamped year was over 12 years old must have been one of the 12 year tanks, they are Worthington. Not sure about the steel tanks but I would bet most of the aluminum tanks would be in that 12 year period. Here is a link that helps explain;
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New cylinders have been hydrostatically tested at the time of manufacture and are, therefore, good for 12 years beyond the date stamped into the collar.
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Here in California one of mine was refused when the stamped year was over 12 years old must have been one of the 12 year tanks, they are Worthington. Not sure about the steel tanks but I would bet most of the aluminum tanks would be in that 12 year period. Here is a link that helps explain;
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Here in California one of mine was refused when the stamped year was over 12 years old must have been one of the 12 year tanks, they are Worthington. Not sure about the steel tanks but I would bet most of the aluminum tanks would be in that 12 year period. Here is a link that helps explain;
http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/staticfiles..._cylinders.pdf
I just had my two 30 year old Worthington alloy tanks recertified this year...
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Opps. I goofed up. This is in the United States. Canadian regulation is different. I don't recall how it differs, however.
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My 30 and 40 lb. tanks were recertified for second time and 30lb. were 49 yrs. old. 40lb. 40 yrs. old. Plant stated as long as no damage or welding aluminum tanks only visual inspection. Steel much dif. plus rust and other issues when recert. and life span less than aluminum. Plant operator stated 12 yrs. max for steel would not cert past 12 yrs. because of liability. Only reason recert. this yr. some one noticed dates.
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