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Old 09-25-2012, 08:17 PM   #11
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I filled my empty 30 pound tank and it was just under $20. I go to a local hardware store. The fill by the pound.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:18 AM   #12
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We currently sell propane at .94 cents per pound. The price changes every time we fill the bulk tank and is cheaper in summer. In the winter the is priority to who gets the gas, Residential heating, commercial use and then resale so depending on how cold the winter is will effect the prices. Also if you exchange the 20lp grill size tanks you are probably not getting a full tank. For the convenience of exchanging a tank and the effort to keep the price down the exchange companies only put 15lbs in the 20lb tank. There is also a expiration date on all tanks as well which is 12 years from the date of manufacturing and 5 years if it was recertified. The date of manufacturing will be stamped on the collar as a month/year and the recerts will usually be engraved with the date followed by a letter. Once the tanks expire by US DOT law they cannot be filled, so check the dates on your tanks because if they are empty and you are in a bind, the seller may not be able to fill them.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:45 AM   #13
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We currently sell propane at .94 cents per pound. The price changes every time we fill the bulk tank and is cheaper in summer. In the winter the is priority to who gets the gas, Residential heating, commercial use and then resale so depending on how cold the winter is will effect the prices. Also if you exchange the 20lp grill size tanks you are probably not getting a full tank. For the convenience of exchanging a tank and the effort to keep the price down the exchange companies only put 15lbs in the 20lb tank. There is also a expiration date on all tanks as well which is 12 years from the date of manufacturing and 5 years if it was recertified. The date of manufacturing will be stamped on the collar as a month/year and the recerts will usually be engraved with the date followed by a letter. Once the tanks expire by US DOT law they cannot be filled, so check the dates on your tanks because if they are empty and you are in a bind, the seller may not be able to fill them.
You are absolutely correct about the expiration dates on tanks. I have been having tanks refilled for nearly 30 years and I have had a grand total of one (1) dealer that I saw that ever checked the date. YMMV
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:59 AM   #14
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Find out where the locals get their tanks filled and go there. When I get mine filled, they only charge for the amount filled.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:59 PM   #15
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I guess it is that time of the year again. I just called my propane supplier and booked my gas for this winter. I booked it at $2.569/gallon so to put it in 30 lb tank jargon, that would be $17.98 to fill a 30 lb tank assuming a 30 lb tank holds 7.0 gallons. I do have an external 150 gallon tank that I hook up to in the winter so I don't fill my 30 lb tanks very often. Usually only 1 a year due to some boondocking. But when the big tank needs filling it hurts. I usually have to fill one big fill and one partial. The tank right now has 65% in it and was last filled in February.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:21 PM   #16
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brought two of my empty tanks (one for TT and another for my home BBQ) to out local mom/pop hardware store. paid $14 to fill both if paid by cash, $16 CC.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:39 PM   #17
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brought two of my empty tanks (one for TT and another for my home BBQ) to out local mom/pop hardware store. paid $14 to fill both if paid by cash, $16 CC.

That`s a great price!
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:13 PM   #18
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Never before heard of anyplace that charges as if the tank is empty, regardless. Around my area, all the places weigh before and after, and charge for what they put in. 30# is usually around $19 depending on the season.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:23 AM   #19
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30 pounder here is $24 at the nearby Agway
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:51 AM   #20
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Check out Flying J, & use the Good Sam Card has been about $2.99 per gallon or less. Also check the LP Gas distributor, such as Amerigas I bought a 30# for $1.99 a gallon this past summer. Campgrounds it is a convienance and when you run out and are cold, you need the LP now! Happy Camping
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