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Old 05-19-2012, 10:50 AM   #16
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You guys do realize that the tank exchange places usually only put 15# of propane in a 20# tank right? Look closely at the label sometime, it's a MUCH better value to get your tank filled.

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You guys do realize that the tank exchange places usually only put 15# of propane in a 20# tank right? Look closely at the label sometime, it's a MUCH better value to get your tank filled.
I intend on keeping my tank and just getting it filled. What's the best meter to get?
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I intend on keeping my tank and just getting it filled. What's the best meter to get?
None of the meters in my experience have worked very well, I have multiple tanks so if 1 runs out I have another close by.
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None of the meters in my experience have worked very well, I have multiple tanks so if 1 runs out I have another close by.
I just don't like the thought of another one on stand by especially with kids around, etc...
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I just don't like the thought of another one on stand by especially with kids around, etc...
My extra is stored in the shed.not an issue with the little ones.
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Tell your kids not to touch them... I also have kids (1 & 5) and they do what they're told. You're kids would have to be pretty destructive to do something to a propane tank. Even knocking them over is safe (unless you have an old style tank where the valve can be broken off, but as you said yours is new)
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The RV dealer connected to my shop will fill grill tanks for employees for $10 flat. Within reason. There are 2 gas stations close to my neighborhood that always seem to have propane price wars, right now a tank exchange runs $12.95 at one of them. Not bad at all.

I'm pretty sure even a 20 lb cylinder can only be filled to 15 lb. They have to leave 'X' amount of volume for expansion. I use them for my grill and for my torpedo heater in the garage in the winter so I'm always looking for cheap fill-ups and exchanges.
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Is the meter the only way to know how much has is left?
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I'm pretty sure even a 20 lb cylinder can only be filled to 15 lb. They have to leave 'X' amount of volume for expansion. I use them for my grill and for my torpedo heater in the garage in the winter so I'm always looking for cheap fill-ups and exchanges.
NOT true at all, that is what they are trying to make you think. The true capacity of the tank IS above 20# but the fill limit is 20#.
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Not according to the labels on my cylinders.
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NOT true at all, that is what they are trying to make you think. The true capacity of the tank IS above 20# but the fill limit is 20#.
Let's just put this to a stop. They fill tanks 80% of the max, so that there is room for expansion. If you fill it to max, you will have problems.
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Let's just put this to a stop. They fill tanks 80% of the max, so that there is room for expansion. If you fill it to max, you will have problems.
That's what I had always thought. I'm no propane expert (house is on NG) but I thought that 80% was the magic number. Thank you sir.
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Well I take my advice from a guy who has been filling talks for over 30 years. Btw blue rhino had a class action suit filed against them for that lie. Look it up.
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Let's just put this to a stop. They fill tanks 80% of the max, so that there is room for expansion. If you fill it to max, you will have problems.
That's why I said the tanks can handle more than 20 but 20 is the max they'll fill it because of expansion. http://www.elivermore.com/propane.htm

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That's why I said the tanks can handle more than 20 but 20 is the max they'll fill it because of expansion. http://www.elivermore.com/propane.htm
You do know that is the weight of the tank, not the weight of the LPG. The max that they can fill these tanks is aprox 5# of LPG. They have a lee-way of anywhere from 4.3 to 5 pounds. If you fill it until it is full, the tank will freeze up, and the LPG will not turn into a gas, so you can light your grill. What you will have, is a sitting bomb.

So stating that Blue Rhino is in a class action, is just stupid. What it is, is people that do not understand that BR is going by the min. they can fill the tanks, and still state that they are within reg's. Also has to do with the fact that the cabinets are usually sitting out in direct sunlight, and the fuel will expand while sitting waiting for people to purchase them. BTW, it was also Amerigas, and the fact also remains, that the prices were lower at those rentals, because they knew they were filling them less, which meant more turn around. I see no cheating of the customers, other than the majority that rented these units from both companies, should read the fine print before making the sale.

The U.S. has become the land of the stupid, illinformed, and sue happy society.

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