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Old 06-20-2013, 11:04 AM   #15
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As a responsible adult I wouldn’t shoot the tank or try to pawn it off on some unsuspecting retailer to deal with, call a large propane dealer and ask what the proper procedure is for dealing with a damaged tank. It is yours and I am sure if someone is injured a good lawyer could track back the chain of custody right back to you and your postings here. The internet never goes away. But what do I know?

Thanks for the tip on the locks, set going on mine this weekend.

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Old 06-20-2013, 12:25 PM   #16
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Actually propane will not come out of the valve unless a hose fitting is screwed into the valve. I shot a small propane torch cylinder with a .22 rifle when I was shooting at the dump once. Assumed it was empty. We were about 50 or so feet away. Cylinder bounced and spiraled over our heads like an unguided rocket from the propane escaping. Definitely not a smart move.

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Old 06-20-2013, 02:03 PM   #17
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Like the lock idea, but somewhere else didn't I see someone who had made a propane tank "garter belt" out of nylon strapping? I think it went up the back of the holder, through the top ring holes and down the front - there might have even been horizontal straps to tie the two tanks together.

Both are clever ideas. And I think both have life saving potential. (I LOVE this group just for ideas like this!)

As far as propane exchanges, most of the time untrained personnel are doing the swaps... so you could possibly get away with swapping a bad 20 lb steel tank. I simply wouldn't try.

And of course my airstream (to be) has 30lb. steel tanks. If you have aluminum tanks even the newest employee will probably question the different look, weight, etc.

Over the long run you'll never be sorry you did the right thing! And if you are too cheap to pay to have the tank drained, barbecue til the fuel runs out! Then give the tank to a big propane co.

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Old 06-20-2013, 02:39 PM   #18
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thanks paula, dont know where that idea came from but probably right here on the forums, and it is a real easy fix. I guess I should have said "peace of mind".

FYI, there are two worthington tanks for sale right now on craigslist for 125.00.

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