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Old 06-06-2007, 07:06 PM   #1
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I was just checking the Blue Rhino website and I noticed there is a $3 rebate for propane exchange. One per household per year. I'm going to pickup a spare tank today since I'm going to brew today or tomorrow and my tank is running low

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Old 06-06-2007, 08:00 PM   #2
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That's mighty big of them to give a $3 rebate when you buy $8-$10 worth of gas for $16. Especially now that it's almost summer and propane sales have slowed to a crawl. I buy from Blue Rhino whenever my tank has expired otherwise I'll keep going to a propane outlet and only pay $12 for my 4-5 gallons of gas.
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Old 06-06-2007, 08:09 PM   #3
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I have two Blue Rhino tanks. At Wal-Mart it costs almost $16 to exchange for a full Ace Hardware it costs about $12.88 to have a tank filled. Since my tanks were inherited I just have them filled rather than exchanging them.

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Old 06-06-2007, 08:14 PM   #4
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i think i paid 30$ for a brand new tank at lowes, told them i wanted it filled they charged me another 18$ to exchange it with an old rusty ****ty tank
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Old 06-06-2007, 08:43 PM   #5
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I bought a blue rhino because I need the tank and the hardware stores weren't open. I want to get it refilled and get a spare. I know that Blue Rhino is adding "saftey" features that don't allow hardware stores to refill them. Does anyone know how you can tell if mine is that type? Also, how much does an empty tank cost at say Ace?

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Old 06-06-2007, 08:55 PM   #6
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Blue rhino isn't the only refill company. Just swap your Blue Rhino for an AmeriGas or whatever and be on your way...
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Old 06-06-2007, 08:56 PM   #7
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*shrug* I just use the Home Depot fill station. It's open 24 hours and you just slap your old tank in and grab a new one.
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Old 06-06-2007, 08:57 PM   #8
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empty tanks are about $30 (maybe a couple $$ less at one of the evil boxes).

Then most places (i think) charge a fee for purging the air out of new tanks ($5 in my expereince) then to fill it is about $10 round where I am.

I believe the tank is good for 12 years from date of manufacture so check the date on the tank you buy. After that, you have to get a new one I believe.

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Old 06-06-2007, 10:00 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by kornkob
*shrug* I just use the Home Depot fill station. It's open 24 hours and you just slap your old tank in and grab a new one.
Those automated ones are awesome... however they are more prevalent in smaller cities than in metro areas. None in Phoenix, AZ (5th largest Metro are in the US) but saw one in Payson, AZ (you never heard of it?)
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Old 06-06-2007, 10:03 PM   #10
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Ouch I have a friend who owns a store and they refill tanks. They charge 9.50 for a fill. Best price in town!
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