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Old 02-26-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,

Not sure exactly where propane fits in the forum categories, so if it's not here, my apologies.

I'm looking at buying a used tank, either a 150 or 250. For the time being, everything I have is electric, but want to change the water heater and stove. Maybe convert my grill and add some type of heating to my addition that is currently done with space heaters.

I would rather own my tank, as I really dislike "renting" anything. I'd rather maintain my own stuff. So, my knowledge with propane is limited to what I know about my grill & camper tanks.

If I buy a used tank from someone, I obviously check the condition of the metal and welds on the tank. I figure to check and make sure it has a placard. But what about the valve? What do I need to check out there? What factors would prevent a gas company from filling it?

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Around here that tank you purchase would be required to be certified by the gas supplier. It's in their best interest to do so.

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That's one thing I've never seen being sold is a used tank that size.
Any place I've lived do not charge you rent for the tank as long as I use at least 100 gal. a year.
My gas company also would not even fill up the tank if I did not get it from them. To much liabilty involved.
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Most places require you to have certified Hydro tested tank. It would be cheaper to just buy a new one or a used one from a gas company and 250 gallon may not be enough for doing what you want.
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