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Have you checked the service date on your gas cylinders lately??

The "in service" (either new or recertified) date is stamped on the collar, month and year. Cylinders more than 12 years old cannot be legally refilled under DOT (Federal) regulations. I think Transport Canada has the same rule. This applies to RV, BBQ grill, an any other cylinders.

The refill-jockeys at most retailers don't check, but I just had both of my 30# cylinders refused by a clerk who was paying attention.

My fault and I have ordered replacements, but interesting to know about.


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Been awhile since you've refilled tanks?

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Around here recertify is only about 10 dollars plus gas. So unless the tank is all rusty I aee no reason to buy new ones.





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Posted: 11/01/18 04:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

yup,
had to replace my little 11# grill cylinder this summer.. I knew it was a matter of time before it was seen as it went out of date last year..


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I agree with the others advocating getting the tanks re-certified rather than buying new ones.


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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 That is (out of date) a valid reason to exchange per the exchange companies.


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Recert and fill was only $20. Exchange at Home Depot gets you short filled propane tank.

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philh wrote:

Recert and fill was only $20. Exchange at Home Depot gets you short filled propane tank.


My local propane company recertified two 30# cylinders and threw the recert in with a tank refill.


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If I'm correct a new tank is good for 12 years versus a re-certified tank which is only certified for 5 years. I guess you have to weigh the cost difference for a new tank (12 years) verses a re-certified tank (5 years). I am still on the fence as I am undecided which is best. [emoticon]


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Once the 12 expires, I start trading for full ones. Trying to weasle the seller into newer tanks each time. A new 5 years just isn't that interesting. It's harder to find 30# swaps though.


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