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Old 08-02-2003, 07:24 PM   #1
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I tried the search but didnt get it. assuming a 30# lb bottle holds 30#, with the new opd valve installed, does it now hold 80% or 24 #? Im trying to get a handle on propane cost...and topping off a tank not completely mt please give me a feed back or do you run the tanks dry to insure accurate replacement cost(honest) i tried several vendors and get several answers dont you know....
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Old 08-02-2003, 07:42 PM   #2
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A #30 aluminum tank holds #30 pounds with an OPD valve and sending gauge. You will never run out.
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Old 08-02-2003, 07:48 PM   #3
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thanx for your reply...

i have a 30#der im trying to finger out the cost of refilling...due to the fact other people charge differently....cenex for example told me $18 buckolas plus tax... they or he in particular didnt give a rats ass what was in the bottle at the time.....
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p.s. i also went to a place in the city..was told 5# in tank at time.....charged me 7 bucks for the topping off.. my bbq bottle feeels heavier....also found gauge on bottle defective...it read half full or should i say half mt..
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Norbert,

Try to find a place that will sell to you by the gallon. If memory serves the 30# tank hods 7.5 gallons. By the gallon is the only real way to compare prices. Most Flying J locations will sell by the gallon, or you can ask if they will do it that way.

I top off the motorhome a few times a year, I would freak if they wanted to charge me for a full tank every time, it holds close to 20 gallons.
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Old 08-02-2003, 08:08 PM   #5
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thanx new kid

this particular cheesehead must have needed an attitude adjustment...if you know what i mean.....
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Old 08-02-2003, 08:12 PM   #6
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Careful............................

You are chatting with a born in Wisonsin Die Hard Packer fan.

I still remeber all the names that us Cheeseheads had for the folks with Illinois plates.
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Old 08-02-2003, 08:14 PM   #7
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ok ill be nice...

what do you call a 250# girl from wis?......

anorexic......
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Right now here in Colorado I'm finding 2 dollars a gallon is the going price and some places charge 50 cents per pound. I was told a 20 pound cook grill bottle is 5 gallons. The bottom line is 15 bucks fills the 30 pound bottle. Most places charge 15 bucks before they even put it on the scale, doesn't seem to matter. I'm glad I don't have to pay for a full tank of gas everytime I fill up my truck.
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Re: ok ill be nice...

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what do you call a 250# girl from wis?......

anorexic......
and she plays better football than the bears!

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Around "here" they charge between $18-$22 to fill an empty 30# bottle at hardware AND propane distributers. Our local Flying J charges $1.40 a gallon, so it is around $10 there. Corner store started charging $22 for 20# exchanges when the OPD law went into effect.

I have noticed that not all Flying J's charge by the gallon. The one North of Columbus on I71 uses a scale.
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thanx pick...

yesterday i had a 30#der topped off ichecked it this morning with a not so accurate bathroom scale( thats why my weight doesnt change ) any how the scale said 45# and the aluminum tank says it weighs 16.5# one would deduce it to be full but it just doesnt feel like its filled.......
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Old 08-03-2003, 06:36 PM   #13
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thanx to all replies..

apprently the worlds nicest guy got schmuckd...but thats how we learn....i guess i sstruggled with stupidity and stupipity made me a little (not wiser, but street smart) the propane hose was attached, but the bleed valve was not open.....apparently i had 25# of air in the bottle...word......to yo mama....im just another dunce...dont let the bastards wear you down.....
p.s.an inordinate amount of air in the bottle makes the gauge not to function....
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