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Old 08-13-2019, 03:51 PM   #1
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Propane tank expiration

Deja vu all over again. A couple years ago the powers that be reduced the propane tank expiration date from 12 years to 10 years and then reversed themselves. Yesterday I was getting my tank filled when the attendant filling it told me it had been reduced to 10 years again. Can anyone confirm this?
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Old 08-13-2019, 04:10 PM   #3
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I think Canadian expiration has been at 10 years for some time? When I have a tank close to expiration I tank it to my local propane dealer. I go in the office and pay for a tank of propane. Then I carry my old tank across the lot and put it with the empties as directed. On the dock, especially on Friday morning are about 25 full tanks. You can take your pick. I look them over and find one with several years till the expiration. That’s the one I take. Then I can get it filled anywhere without a hassle for a few years. The propane dock supervisor makes sure I’m happy with my choice. Last year one time there were no tanks on the dock about quitting time one afternoon. The dock guy went inside and brought me out a brand new (April 2018) manufacture tank and said
“That ought to hold you for a while”
That’s why I buy local regardless of the some times slightly higher cost. This includes lumber, propane, meat, sweet corn, honey, popcorn, hardware, you name it.
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I think Canadian expiration has been at 10 years for some time? When I have a tank close to expiration I tank it to my local propane dealer. I go in the office and pay for a tank of propane. Then I carry my old tank across the lot and put it with the empties as directed. On the dock, especially on Friday morning are about 25 full tanks. You can take your pick. I look them over and find one with several years till the expiration. That’s the one I take. Then I can get it filled anywhere without a hassle for a few years. The propane dock supervisor makes sure I’m happy with my choice. Last year one time there were no tanks on the dock about quitting time one afternoon. The dock guy went inside and brought me out a brand new (April 2018) manufacture tank and said
“That ought to hold you for a while”
That’s why I buy local regardless of the some times slightly higher cost. This includes lumber, propane, meat, sweet corn, honey, popcorn, hardware, you name it.
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Hi: Iowa Dave... Bourbon? Tank you... I've been saying "Buy local" for years. I also bought a re-certified tank, full of propane, at my local farm fuel/oil dealer, for my daughters new BBQ. One less to dispose of!!!
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:25 AM   #5
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Hi Alf
Around 25 miles down to Cedar Ridge Distillery with award winning spirits, why go anywhere else?. I cannot understand buying something like a generator on Amazon and then needing a small part or 5 minute face to face conversation with a service person and being concerned about local parts and service. I make friends with counter people, salesmen and service people. They take care of me all the time. I just bought four genuine dexter seals for the 21. Locally. They cost me $1.24 each plus 7% local tax. Then the guy says “hey if you’re still in town at 11:00, stop back in for a brat or burger, it’s a customer appreciation day, get yourself a pop out of the machine on your way out the door, it’s on free vend today.” Amazon never bought me a pop.
Bought a couple tubes of dexter branded wheel bearing grease too. Buy local,
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DOT dropped it to 10 years a couple years ago, but suspended implementation due to complaints by the propane industry. The DOT sent a notice allowing refillers to either use the 10 year or 12 year rule, so I guess it's up to whichever place you take it to.
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