Non-mobile Propane Tanks
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?