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Old 03-23-2010, 03:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Propane tanks

Is there any safety reasons not to buy these? What should I check if I was going to buy some?

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Price is right. Buy at least 2 of em, if not 3.



Only issue I have with them (as I have stated in the other post) is that you cant see the fuel level in them until it runs out. I prefer the fiberglass ones, I can tell EXACTLY how much fuel is in it.
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Only other thing is you might need to have the seals replaced if it has been awhile. Itís not that expensive to do.

Or you can rent a tank and never worry about them getting old. I paid $1 per month to rent a tank in the past. They even let you pay a whole $12 at a time for the year!
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check the dates on them. they are not supposed to fill them if the inspection is out of date. i rent mine so i dont know what an inspection costs
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X2 on the dates, though most corner gas station attendants don't even bother to check. Get the aluminum ones. I have steel and they are heavy. Heck, I might even want some of those for $50/ea. I think I paid $250 for three steel tanks. I'll let you call first, but if there are extra aluminum ones post back up and let me know about the dates.
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Price is right. Buy at least 2 of em, if not 3.



Only issue I have with them (as I have stated in the other post) is that you cant see the fuel level in them until it runs out. I prefer the fiberglass ones, I can tell EXACTLY how much fuel is in it.
Ya I don't really want to spend $320 a tank though...
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X2 on the dates, though most corner gas station attendants don't even bother to check. Get the aluminum ones. I have steel and they are heavy. Heck, I might even want some of those for $50/ea. I think I paid $250 for three steel tanks. I'll let you call first, but if there are extra aluminum ones post back up and let me know about the dates.
I talked to Carrie at GotPropane and he didn't say no, he just told me to pull some liquid out of them and see what color it is. He wasn't exactly recommending it to me though....I think I am going to pass on that so feel free to call Donald

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Only other thing is you might need to have the seals replaced if it has been awhile. Itís not that expensive to do.

Or you can rent a tank and never worry about them getting old. I paid $1 per month to rent a tank in the past. They even let you pay a whole $12 at a time for the year!
Mind I ask where your renting the tanks from? Just a local propane supplier? I just installed one of Carrys kits and am in the search for tanks now
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Not to sound like a for sale thread.. but I have a few extra aluminum tanks here in Atlanta area if anybody is local and looking. I usually get $75 for aluminum empty and get them filled for less than $20 lately. Probably work out an F-toy discount and getting them around to the east coast comps.
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Ya I don't really want to spend $320 a tank though...
Call Cary and get the info on the supplier he uses for his tanks. I don't remember the name of the business, but I think I payed $130 for each tank new.
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303 422 3403 is the place I called to get my fiberglass tank, dont remember how much it was though but is wasnt much ...... even with shipping
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303 422 3403 is the place I called to get my fiberglass tank, dont remember how much it was though but is wasnt much ...... even with shipping
Thats the place, just can't remember the name. Its in Denver Co
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Call Cary and get the info on the supplier he uses for his tanks. I don't remember the name of the business, but I think I payed $130 for each tank new.
http://www.protanksupply.com/ this is the company he told me to use and if you tell them you got a gotpropane kit he will give you a deal
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What about running an older style rv tank? They sit horizontle and all the hardware is mounted in the middle. It seems like you can get a larger gal. tank that will be a smaller overall size. What are the fiberglass tanks? is it the forklift style? I'm putting it in a f-toy, and don't have a lot of room. right now it looks like I will be mounting it high in the back above the small trunck space. My other issue is that I am running a gm 350, so I will need a little extra propane
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What about running an older style rv tank?
Only issue is it needs to be a liquid draw not vapor. I believe most RV tanks are like BBQ tanks and are vapor draw. Might be able to have it converted (have dip tube added) though. Maybe better to find a government surplus propane van tank.
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The fiberglass tanks are forklift, they are the same size and fit in the brackets. The problem I'd have with an RV tank is that they are meant to be permanently mounted. You can't take it out and run it down to the gas station to be filled, and you can't change it out for a spare full one out on the trail.
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Mind I ask where your renting the tanks from? Just a local propane supplier? I just installed one of Carrys kits and am in the search for tanks now
I rented mine from AmeriGas.

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Only issue is it needs to be a liquid draw not vapor. I believe most RV tanks are like BBQ tanks and are vapor draw. Might be able to have it converted (have dip tube added) though. Maybe better to find a government surplus propane van tank.
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The problem I'd have with an RV tank is that they are meant to be permanently mounted. You can't take it out and run it down to the gas station to be filled, and you can't change it out for a spare full one out on the trail.

I have a motor vehicle tank in my Jeep. Yes, it is permanently mounted. It does draw liquid I have been using it for 6 years now. It is two tanks mated together and holds a total of 28 gal. When I tubed the back I built it in and put a flat bed on it and a tail gate to fill the tank. I do have a spare tank I set in the bed when I need use it but with 28 gal I've only had to use it once.



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http://www.protanksupply.com/ this is the company he told me to use and if you tell them you got a gotpropane kit he will give you a deal
Did you actually get a deal when you called? He basically told me he doesn't discount for gotpropane.com when I called he said use his website...
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303 422 3403 is the place I called to get my fiberglass tank, dont remember how much it was though but is wasnt much ...... even with shipping
Call these guys.
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Call these guys.
I did their price is pretty much the same as protanksupply.com
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Who sells the lightweight fiberglass tanks? I'm sick of the heavy tanks it takes 2 guys to get a tank in. I'd like to be able to do it by myself without a broken back.
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303 422 3403 is the place I called to get my fiberglass tank, dont remember how much it was though but is wasnt much ...... even with shipping
These guys have the 8 gallon one for 170 I believe it was I asked them today. The guy at protanksupply.com was telling me that fiberglass tanks only have a temporary dot number because they havent even been proven safe yet does anybody know anything about this?
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I have a ~30gal propane vehicle (liquid draw) tank here in MT. Free to any FToy peep who wants it. You pay shipping (~50lbs?) or we'll figure out a ride for it.
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I would like what ever feedback I can get from you guys. I was told my customers would get the same deal I get which is supposed to be somewhat of a good deal. I do understand that costs have gone up significantly since I started but having someone blinldy sending you customers with no effort requires something special IMO.
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I would like what ever feedback I can get from you guys. I was told my customers would get the same deal I get which is supposed to be somewhat of a good deal. I do understand that costs have gone up significantly since I started but having someone blinldy sending you customers with no effort requires something special IMO.
Hey Carrie (Cary? how do you spell it anyways?), I told him a few timeso n the phone that I was told to give your company name and there was some special deal...he told me when people call to order over the phone he just types their info into his website just like they could do themself. The place in Colorado that is refenced above has cheaper prices by a few bucks...
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