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Jim, Aero in Apache Junction. Fuel extra of course. I'm not sure if AZ Propane's $40 price included propane or not - didn't ask but don't think it did.

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Hmm...so, I guess that I should probably get the tank for my BBQ recertified, then? Date on it is 12/1991.

(And yet, the tank on my uncle's welder is A-OK, date stamped 1947!)


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JeffCon wrote:

Jim, Aero in Apache Junction. Fuel extra of course. I'm not sure if AZ Propane's $40 price included propane or not - didn't ask but don't think it did.

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Jarlaxle wrote:

Hmm...so, I guess that I should probably get the tank for my BBQ recertified, then? Date on it is 12/1991.

(And yet, the tank on my uncle's welder is A-OK, date stamped 1947!)


Assuming it's a 20# tank, it would probably be cheaper to just swap it out. If you go that route be sure to check the date and condition before you accept one. Get the best possible so you can keep it and refill it.


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HappyKayakers wrote:

Jarlaxle wrote:

Hmm...so, I guess that I should probably get the tank for my BBQ recertified, then? Date on it is 12/1991.

(And yet, the tank on my uncle's welder is A-OK, date stamped 1947!)


Assuming it's a 20# tank, it would probably be cheaper to just swap it out. If you go that route be sure to check the date and condition before you accept one. Get the best possible so you can keep it and refill it.


I had it filled last September...the guy didn't say a word.

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Jarlaxle wrote:

HappyKayakers wrote:

Jarlaxle wrote:

Hmm...so, I guess that I should probably get the tank for my BBQ recertified, then? Date on it is 12/1991.

(And yet, the tank on my uncle's welder is A-OK, date stamped 1947!)


Assuming it's a 20# tank, it would probably be cheaper to just swap it out. If you go that route be sure to check the date and condition before you accept one. Get the best possible so you can keep it and refill it.


I had it filled last September...the guy didn't say a word.


Ahhh, it's wonderful that so many propane dispensers are so poorly trained. Either that or they don't care about the safety of their customers.

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They can be re-certified by a full service propane dealer like Amerigas


True but that recert is only good for 5 years and must be done again in 5 years and some state laws might effect the orginal cert and limit the number of recerts. Depending on the recert cost just buying a new tank good for 12years might be more cost effective in the long run.

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That is exactly what my local propane dealer told me. It would cost me $52 to recert one. He could get me a brand new one for $76. So on a yearly basis, the recert costs $10.40 per year and a new one costs $6.33 per year.


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My brother works for a Blue Rhino Distributer. The exchange tanks you get are mostly all recertified.
They take in old bottles remove the valves pressure test, sandblast and paint install the new style valve, restamp date, fill and distribute.

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While on the way to Alaska in BC Canada, at a truck stop, a clerk told me to fill my own propane an tell her how much I used. That is what I did. WOW!


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I just had a 30# one recertified for $5 and the cost of the propane. The cost at my propane service provider depends on whether or not they have to replace the valve on the tank to a new OPD type one. My tank already had the OPD so it was just a matter of "highly trained, certified(?)kid" looking at the tank, top to bottom and pronouncing it "good." Then he restamped it and filled it. I have a second one I need to take down to the propane depot to get it recertified as well. Propane is no more dangerous/difficult, to use, despense, fill, etc. than is gasoline, IMHO.


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