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Posted: 06/13/22 03:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We don't have too many places in town that actually refill them. Most do swaps of 20lb tanks. I guess I'll call around to the places that do refill and ask them. I know the local Uhaul refills them, but I don't think they will recertify because I've been turned away from there before when I had expired tanks.


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Njmurvin wrote:

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Can't answer your question. But if you're a Costco member it's half that price. My local Costco used to stock the cylinders in the warehouse. But I don't recall seeing them on the floor in last year or so.
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I was going to say just replace at costco.com
A few years ago I paid just over half that amount IIRC.


Thanks. But, I think the Costco tanks are the 20lb BBQ size tanks. Mine are 40lb tanks which are quite a bit larger.
The link is a 30 pound. Might be OK if the 40 is getting heavy lately.


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We don't have too many places in town that actually refill them. Most do swaps of 20lb tanks. I guess I'll call around to the places that do refill and ask them. I know the local Uhaul refills them, but I don't think they will recertify because I've been turned away from there before when I had expired tanks.
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By me in nj they wanted like 80 bucks for recertification. They do a pressure test. And thats for 5 years, not worth it. They did take my almost new looking tank and for 10 extra dollers gave me one that was beat to hell and would be food for the 5 years. So, depends on the place and if you can find one. To me it looks like they just look it over and slap a date sticker on it. And they probably do it that way. If you can get it dont for any of the above prices I would do it.


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No idea about there, but here the rule is 10 yrs. It is close to a wash
with 30 lbers to get new cylinders or get new vales (BTDT). Got to time your " when empty" and cost, because you lose whatever propane is in there when getting new valves.

No idea about 40 lbers. Was a guy with a bigger portable tank than a 30 (I thought) ahead of me last time which had the same filling set-up as the big tank in our C. Not sure what that was all about! With the big C type tanks there is no time limit rule.


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Try AmeriGas in Oxnard


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Any propane dealer will do them, as for cost, my last one was free, as my Daughter works for one.


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Take it to blue rhino and trade it in for filled one. I traded for about the price of filling it.



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FlatBroke wrote:

Take it to blue rhino and trade it in for filled one. I traded for about the price of filling it.


The OP has a 40# and Blue Rhino only has 20#. Doug

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One thing to keep in mind. If going to Canada, they don't accept US re-certification. The re-cert is good for 5 years and new US tanks now have a 10 year date until re-cert needs to be done.

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