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Old 01-30-2013, 02:56 AM   #1
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I am starting to brew almost every weekend and using a lot of gas. Does anyone know of an inexpensive place to refill propane tanks in the Tampa Bay area of Florida?

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Old 01-30-2013, 04:01 AM   #2
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Not in Florida, but I use a uhaul facility (cheapest place I've found). Check for local ones online, you should be able to see if they do propane refills on the website. Other than that camping or RV places sometimes have propane.

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Old 01-30-2013, 04:54 AM   #3
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How much you paying for a standard size grill tank?

I paid $18 for a refill at a hardware store in Indianapolis.

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Old 01-30-2013, 05:01 AM   #4
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I would check out any welding supply shops in your area. I have one near me that sells at a market adjusted price, last time it was almost 13 for the fill!

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U-Haul is my go-to for propane in KC, seems to be the best deal I can find.

Also, check the date on your tank. During my last fill up, the guy pointed out that I have until December to use my tank, because they won't fill up tanks past the expired date. I will have to buy a new one. Apparently they are only good for ten years?

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U-Haul is my go-to for propane in KC, seems to be the best deal I can find.

Also, check the date on your tank. During my last fill up, the guy pointed out that I have until December to use my tank, because they won't fill up tanks past the expired date. I will have to buy a new one. Apparently they are only good for ten years?
uhaul here too

originally got a Blue Rhino at Wal-Mart, get it re-filled at U-Haul and when at expiration date will exchange at Wal-Mart.

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Ditto that. But make sure that when you exchange your tank you get one that you'll be able to refill... I took in an expired tank to exchange (a Blue Rhino at a Walgreens exchange center) and came out with a tank that was older than the expired tank I took in to exchange in the first place! The uHaul wouldn't refill it. Next exchange I double checked the date before taking the new tank.

Not a huge deal but the exchange is more expensive so it cost me some extra bucks.

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Amerigas usually has pretty good pricing.
Uhaul stores & Tractor supply are good options as well.

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Thank you all very much. i pay $20 bucks at a local convenience store. I'll check out U Haul

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Tractor Supply.

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