This is probley going to sound lame, but can you exchange any brand of tank at one cage? I have a mix of Rhino and ameri-gas or what ever its called and would love to take all 4 to the same place for exchange tomorrow?
Well i doesnt matter about the brand of the tank but.... it does matter if the tank is a new tank or an older tank.the new style tanks will have a triangle on-off valve and the older tanks will have a round on-off valve.the older tanks may or may not taken in on trade unless state law say's they can.nearly all states have passed laws that require all 20lb propane tanks to be aquipted with an OPD valve ...which shuts off the filling when the internal valve closes. works like a toliet water rise's the arm and the water stop. some place's will charge for the upgrade from old to new and im sure the price will vary.we charge $16 to fill them were i work but we dont exchange.this is what i would suggest if you can. dont exchange!!! take it to you local propane dealer and let them fill it!!! most 20lb tanks hold 4-5 gallons but it depends on the empty weight of the tank. i have had some tanks brought to the shop from the local exchange and have found that some of the tanks are short 1/2 to 1 gallon short on the total weight.why exchange your tank and lets say $18 and only get 3 -4 gallon when for the same money or less you can see your tank filled and know how much your tanks will hold and know that the tank is full. if every tank sold had 1 gallon less that means more money in there pockets!!!!!
Blount County Propane delivery driver and service tech for the last 10 years.
They don't care as far as I know. I have heard however, that Blue Rhino is fitting some of their tanks with proprietary valves that can't be filled, only exchanged.
Just something to look out for....
That's true. Don't ever take a refillable tank back to blue rhino. That thing is worth its weight in gold and they'll give you a non-refillable tank back instead.
I take mine to Walmart, they are way retarded and barely know what a propane tank is!! That means i can work any evil plan there without fear.
At my Walmart at least, they don't even have a bar code for a new tank, so they give you a new tank for the same price as a refill.
Use Walmart, it's like dealing with particularly stupid babies.