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Old 07-29-2017, 05:34 PM   #1
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Anyone recertifying their propane tanks

My trailer tanks are still pretty new, but I just checked the manufacturer dates on a couple of tanks I use for the grills. They are way past their recertification dates. No one even pays attention when I get them refilled. Has anyone had a problem refilling an old tank?
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Old 07-29-2017, 06:12 PM   #2
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Yep. Wouldnt refill my old tank. Had to buy a new one. In fairness the old tank was 20 + Years old and was rusted pretty bad. Had I sanded and painted it I probably would still be filling it up.
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Exchange them for Blue Rhinos. They will recertify and use them again.
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Exchange them for Blue Rhinos. They will recertify and use them again.
If I turn in my old LP tanks as an exchange tank with Blue Rino or similar, can I then start having that tank refilled or am I committed to exchange for ever.
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If I turn in my old LP tanks as an exchange tank with Blue Rino or similar, can I then start having that tank refilled or am I committed to exchange for ever.
Depends on the tanks age...if it's still good age wise, then yes it can be refilled.
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If I turn in my old LP tanks as an exchange tank with Blue Rino or similar, can I then start having that tank refilled or am I committed to exchange for ever.
The tank you receive from Blue Rino is yours to do with as you please. They fill their tanks up only 3/4 of the way and charge you a lot. I guess that makes up for the people that stick them with old tanks.
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If I turn in my old LP tanks as an exchange tank with Blue Rino or similar, can I then start having that tank refilled or am I committed to exchange for ever.
All tanks have expiration dates on them. The Blue Rhinos as well. When turning in your old tanks for Blue Rhinos, Look at the dates stamped on them. Get the one with the ones with the closest date to the date you are looking at them.
All propane cylinders require recertification 12 years from the date it was manufactured, and every 5 years after that.


So what do you do when itís time to recertify your tank? Just follow the quick and easy steps below, and youíll be grilling (safely) in no time!

  • Visit www.amerigas.com and enter your zip code to find the nearest AmeriGas location.
  • Contact your local office to schedule your recertification appointment.
  • Bring your tank into your local office for recertification. Youíll receive a sticker on your tank with the inspection date and recertification date.
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I have never used the exchange tanks, I don't believe I ever will, way overpriced, there are plenty of places to get my tanks filled who will only charge me by the actual quantity added.
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It is more costly whe exchanging but not much, it's about $14 here. I don't exchange every time only when the date is close to expiring.
The one take I will get certified is the larger one, I can't remember the size but a new one is about $120.
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I had to have an old 100# tank certified, it was free at the local propane place. They put a gauge on it, filled it with air and it sat for a few days, it held pressure fine so they stamped a new date on it.
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