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Old 05-13-2013, 04:24 AM   #21
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Same as everyone else, refill only.. and Costco here is about half what everyone else is.. or less.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:12 AM   #22
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I certainly wouldn't recommend trading in newer tanks for exchange either.

As to the age of the tanks being a problem...
The entire idea of inspection and re-certifying a tank is to get the bad ones out of circulation. A properly cared for and inspected propane tank should be fine. Does anyone have any data to show where a propane tank should be discarded based only upon age?

My used trailer came with one Blue Rhino tank and another exchange tank. both are 20#. I exchanged the Blue Rhino tank because my refill station doesn't service them. I see no real problem with exchange other than trading in and losing a newer tank, and higher cost for the fuel. For many people the convenience of swapping may be worth the extra cost for fuel. FWIW. vic
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:19 AM   #23
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I believe the tank's end of life date is stamped into the metal ring of the tank
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I believe the tank's end of life date is stamped into the metal ring of the tank
Of the 5 each 20# tanks I just inspected there was no expiration date. They all did have "Must be requalified after 12 Years" stamped on the neck ring. Some of the (I presume) newer tanks had "Must be requalified after 12 years of manufacture date".

So it doesn't appear there is an age expiration on 20# tanks. I can't speak for the 30# tanks because I have none in my possession. vic
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