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Old 01-04-2010, 04:13 AM   #1
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Default Where did you get your propane tank?

I really don't want to pay 40 bucks for a propane cylinder...The easiest place I know to buy one is Blue Rhino, but I don't want to be limited to where I fill the tank. No one seems to be selling tanks on Craigslist...at all...for the past few weeks...So I'm wondering, where'd you guys get yours? Is there a good place online to order one?

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Old 01-04-2010, 04:18 AM   #2
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I have 4 tanks, two came with grills I have bought, one came from Lowes on sale for 24 dollars, and the last one a neighbor gave me when he moved out. I fill them at a place locally, costs me 12 dollars per tank last time I filled them


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Well, I don' tknow where to get one cheap, but after you have one, don't pay anyone an exchange rate... find a place that refills (I know this is common but some do not know). Exchange rate around here = $35 - $40; Ace Hardware = ~$18
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i have 250 gallons in my yard... soon to be underground. i don't worry.
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Yarrrr....I think I'll go check Costco tomorrow. I heard they sell em'. I know there are a ton of people out there with tanks sitting in their garage, waiting to be given away. I would like one!
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Costco's are great. I don't recall how much they go for, but they do have a little gauge that gives you a rough idea of how much propane is left.
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...The easiest place I know to buy one is Blue Rhino, but I don't want to be limited to where I fill the tank.
Just FYI, even with Blue Rhino you aren't limited. The tank is yours and you can exchange if you want or take it to a gas station to get refilled. Your choice.
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blue rhino is at ralphs, and where i would take my out of hydro tanks. then just fill at uhaul every other time.
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Just FYI, even with Blue Rhino you aren't limited. The tank is yours and you can exchange if you want or take it to a gas station to get refilled. Your choice.
Most of the Blue Rhino's you can refill anywhere but some have a special valve that cant be filled by just anybody. The non refill-ables have a triangle on the valve body to identify them. Blue Rhino took a lot of PR flak when they tried to sneak them into their stock a couple of years ago.
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I got mine at costco for ~$25, but I think they only carry them seasonally.. You can check, but I doubt they'd have them now.


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