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Old 07-17-2015, 03:57 PM   #15
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2.6 gallon LP Tanks

[QUOTE=The Minimalist;535310]The 11 pounders,2.6 gal, are $56.97 through Home Depot with store delivery.
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I paid $73.85, tax included for a new 2.5 gallon shorty tank, that included purging and first time filling.

For those that don't know, there is a purging process that has to be followed with new tanks, otherwise you will never get them properly filled.

Local LP outlet charges $10 to purge a new tank. <40 lbs.

Also, when swapping tanks there is a good chance, unless you have two tanks and run them dry every time, that you will be giving them back LP in your tank.

Speaking of LP Stations.... In Prescott, AZ, the COSTCO store has an LP filling station, only one I have seen in a COSTCO, super cheap as well
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Watched them purge and fill the first time. No charge for the purge. Some do, some don't.
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WDavidG: More to the point, you have a very clean installation. Have you put lock nuts on the turnbuckles? Be careful about quick release. There may be others who would want to use your feature too.
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Old 07-18-2015, 12:33 AM   #18
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I've never heard of propane tanks being referred to in gallons only by weight.
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Old 07-18-2015, 01:21 AM   #19
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I've never heard of propane tanks being referred to in gallons only by weight.

A newer valved 20Lb tank holds less than 5 gallons because of safety concerns. I was told they only can be filled to around 80% now. I've heard them referred too by either name forever. When you have them filled it shows the gallons, not the pounds. No matter what you want to call it, I don't want to run out....I like cold beer
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I've never heard of propane tanks being referred to in gallons only by weight.
In the U.S. you almost always buy LP by the gallon, hence the common interchange of the two measurements.
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Thanks guy's just the difference between Canada & the USA I guess.

I was confused when I started reading the thread the one gallon for me is really a five pound tank.
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Ah but the tare weight will be in kg in Canada

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I'm old but use both, its the young today that can't convert so they are very metric.
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I too find the nomenclature confusing - particularly since neither the stated poundage nor the volume is in fact accurate.

And, Clif, definite yes on the lock nuts. Good point on not making it too easy!
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