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Old 11-23-2020, 08:58 PM   #41
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How do you know this? Propane is always temperature corrected.
The swap tanks are not filled manually so they leave a bigger safety margin to ensure plenty of airspace

Less contents and higher price so only for rich or time-poor people
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Old 11-24-2020, 02:00 PM   #42
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25.4 LB propane tank to old to refill

Safety is more important than shopping to squeeze an extra ounce or two of propane in your propane tank, the people here that speak to 80% capacity are right on.
Nothing wrong with swapping tanks, they are professionally maintained and thatís certainly worth a few ounces of propane more or less to me.
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Old 11-24-2020, 03:27 PM   #43
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i would get the tanks from Costco. Those sold by Costco has build in gauge so you would know how much propane you have in the tanks.
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Tim S. Don't waste time or effort trying to re-certify...If you look at your 3 pic you can see the tanks do not have the "triangle" Valve. This means no OPD valve in tanks. they can't pass inspection unless you have OPD valves installed. But being steel tanks just buy new steel 30lb tanks or if budget allows go with Worthington Aluminum. Stay safe
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i would get the tanks from Costco. Those sold by Costco has build in gauge so you would know how much propane you have in the tanks.


To my knowledge, Costco only sells 20 lb tanks, not 30.
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Old 11-25-2020, 03:55 AM   #46
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i would get the tanks from Costco. Those sold by Costco has build in gauge so you would know how much propane you have in the tanks.
Thanks for suggestion. I did get them recertified, cost $15 at local full service gas company, they filled also. Do have a question about Costco since I'll replace with new next time. I checked online at Costco and there doesn't appear to be any 30lb lp tanks for sale, any chance they no longer sell the tanks? Costco did have 100lb tanks, but no 30lb.
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Thanks for suggestion. I did get them recertified, cost $15 at local full service gas company, they filled also. Do have a question about Costco since I'll replace with new next time. I checked online at Costco and there doesn't appear to be any 30lb lp tanks for sale, any chance they no longer sell the tanks? Costco did have 100lb tanks, but no 30lb.
Did you ask the place that did the re-certification about getting new tanks next time around? They can probably get you exactly what you need and likely in a better quality than Costco. There are different levels of quality in all things sold, including propane tanks.

Propane tanks can be configured in an almost limitless number of ways, and you'll get exactly what you need working with a propane dealer who will set them up for you to fit your application. Even little things, like having the gauges & valves pointing the way you need them can make a huge difference.

More important to me in a situation like this is having a relationship with the local dealer. Not just because it supports them, but it supports you too. When something in your propane system goes awry, having an established relationship with them makes it much more likely that they'll go the extra mile for you to find that odd widget you need to get things made right.
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I saw 30 # tanks online at Costco but then they vanished! Walmart sells Flame King 30 # tanks. A pair (two) goes for $110 delivered. Now that I've said that watch them sell out.
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Thanks for suggestion. I did get them recertified, cost $15 at local full service gas company, they filled also. Do have a question about Costco since I'll replace with new next time. I checked online at Costco and there doesn't appear to be any 30lb lp tanks for sale, any chance they no longer sell the tanks? Costco did have 100lb tanks, but no 30lb.

guess the online services ran out of 30# but some Costco warehouse still sell them in obscured areas.
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