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Posted: 11/01/18 07:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The recert is good if you don't plan on refilling tanks on a trip through Canada. Their recert is much more intense than what you'll receive from your local supplier.


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costco.com sells 30 pound replacements fairly low cost.


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Re-cert 12 yrs after date of MFG stamped on collar.
Visual re-cert good for 5 yrs then repeat AS MANY Times as you need.

Cylinders do NOT wear out.......they get damaged, rusted up etc but can be re-cert MANY MANY times.


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greende wrote:

I would get #30 recertified. #20 cylinders are easier to exchange at HD, Lowes etc and the clerks often let you paw through the cabinet to find the latest date. That is (out of date) a valid reason to exchange per the exchange companies.


Well I took my empty tank to the local full service Propane supplier. The valve assembly failed on both tanks (leaked) cost of new valve was only $20 less than new 30# tanks, so replaced both.

Took DD's 20# tank to same location as it was past date, and exchanged it for a new tank with likely 15# of propane, but the tank was brand new.


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Portable tanks are only good for ten years in Canada.

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My local supplier re-certifies them for free when I fill them. I never exchange bottles.

Interesting about re-certification. all 3 of my 500 gallon bottles that supply my house and shop are at least 30 years old and have never been 'certified'.


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I recently had our two older 40# tanks re-certified and knew they needed new OPD valves since the internal gaskets were shot. It was still less expensive to go that route. I keep 4 40# tanks with us when we're out tripping around with the camper.


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SidecarFlip wrote:

My local supplier re-certifies them for free when I fill them. I never exchange bottles.

Interesting about re-certification. all 3 of my 500 gallon bottles that supply my house and shop are at least 30 years old and have never been 'certified'.

Stationary tanks are usually ASME tanks, not DOT.





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A couple of things here (as the OP).

20# tanks do not fit my double cylinder bin. They have to be up on spacers and they bang around. So much for exchange.

I am not talking about a visual recert while getting a refill. That is good for five years and I wouldn't trust it myself.

I'm talking about a hydro-tank pressurization test (the same as used on SCUBA tanks, which I also have and use). The tank is submerged in a water vat (to absorb the blast if it explodes) and pressurized to 2.5 times the working pressure. The date and location of the test is then stamped on the collar. This is also the test for MIG welding cylinders (which I also have and use).

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(ASME tanks, including those in most Class As, are exempt.)


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Allworth wrote:

20# tanks do not fit my double cylinder bin. They have to be up on spacers and they bang around. So much for exchange.


30# exchanges are out there. Google it, or better, call around your area.


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