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Old 07-02-2015, 11:59 PM   #31
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Old 07-03-2015, 12:19 AM   #32
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If it is cost wise ok i would go back to the 20's
If you do this I would carry a spare 20. I carry one for my grill / Colman stove but could swap it with a 30 if needed.


To get my 30's filled I take them out and get them filled at a supplier in town. Do you have a small step stool? You could lift it one step at a time, easier than lifting it up all at once.

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I have three of the 20# tanks on my Columbus the one on the drivers side is easy to get out the two on the slide rack are a pain to get out and put in so I mainly use the driver side tank
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Old 07-03-2015, 10:09 AM   #34
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I think Radio has the right idea for you. If they are too heavy for you after filing then about the only option you have is to have some one help you lift them back into place.
The boy next door, family members, etc.
If he's any kind of gear head at all then he can check tire pressure, sweep the roof, do a light check, clean the A/C filter... Meanwhile, his sister can start with the Windex...

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Just as an FYI. Places like Costco, Home Depot,Ect that switch out tanks instead of filling them only give you 17lb of LPG. Not the full 20lb LPG. That's why they sell it for "less".


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Just as an FYI. Places like Costco, Home Depot,Ect that switch out tanks instead of filling them only give you 17lb of LPG. Not the full 20lb LPG. That's why they sell it for "less".


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By law they can only fill the tanks 80% full, so .8 X 20 = 16 pounds of gas. On a 30 pounder you get 24 pounds of gas.

The reason they can sell it cheaper is because of the volume they sell. Same amount of gas no matter where the tank comes from.

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By law they can only fill the tanks 80% full, so .8 X 20 = 16 pounds of gas. On a 30 pounder you get 24 pounds of gas.

The reason they can sell it cheaper is because of the volume they sell. Same amount of gas no matter where the tank comes from.

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No, a 20 pounder holds 20 pounds of liquid propane when filled to 80%. The prefilled places jip you.
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By law they can only fill the tanks 80% full, so .8 X 20 = 16 pounds of gas. On a 30 pounder you get 24 pounds of gas.

The reason they can sell it cheaper is because of the volume they sell. Same amount of gas no matter where the tank comes from.

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Sorry Jim, but this an incorrect statement that usually gets told by the untrained people who work at the places exchanging them.

As stated, a 20 lb, or 30 lb, or whatever pound cylinder it is rated for ...is just that many pounds. The 20% expansion space has already been calculated into it.

The exchange places actually got sued and lost over this same thing. And most of them now state the the 20 lb cylinders that you are exchanging for have 15 pounds. Glance at the signs the next time you walk by an exchange cage.

I think I read where Ace hardware actually do have 20 pounds in their exchange tanks but have not verified this personally. Maybe somebody reading this thread can vouch for it.

We had a good conversation on this awhile back in the forum, Let me find that as it had many links in it.
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I found the older discussion I was referring to above. This thread (link below) has many good links, and propane calculators, as well what weights you will get with a properly "filled" cylinder. It may possibly help for those who don't fully understand their cylinders and the refilling process.

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EDIT: I see a couple of my class action lawsuit links are dead in the older thread above:

Here is the jist. They were already not filling the cylinders to capacity, and then even started putting less. So if you use Blue Rhino or Amerigas exchanges on a 20 lb cylinder, you are only getting a 75% filled cylinder:

http://antitrust.weil.com/federal-tr...-price-fixing/
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I found the older discussion I was referring to above. This thread (link below) has many good links, and propane calculators, as well what weights you will get with a properly "filled" cylinder. It may possibly help for those who don't fully understand their cylinders and the refilling process.

propane

EDIT: I see a couple of my class action lawsuit links are dead in the older thread above:

Here is the jist. They were already not filling the cylinders to capacity, and then even started putting less. So if you use Blue Rhino or Amerigas exchanges on a 20 lb cylinder, you are only getting a 75% filled cylinder:

Blue Rhino and AmeriGas Agree to Settle FTC Claims of Propane Tank Price-Fixing - Weil - Antitrust / Competition Perspectives - Weil – Antitrust / Competition Perspectives
Thank you for correcting me on this. I can remember 30+ years ago being told by a bulk filling station that they were only allowed to fill to 80%. He was coming to our hunting camp qnd filling 2 100 pounders. He only charged for what the tanks actually took so it really didn't matter to me. Maybe it was the old style tanks?

II always try to use the bulk station in town so rarely do an exchange. I filled a 30 a month or so ago and it cost me a little over 21 bucks.

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