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frozenrice
06-14-2009, 10:27 AM
What is the expiry date of a BBQ propane tank before it is unusable?

Amysicle
06-14-2009, 10:37 AM
Well I think it's typically 10 years after the manufacture date, and it isn't technically unusable, but it has to be checked and recertified before someone can refill it with propane.

ExtraSlow
06-14-2009, 10:49 AM
ten years is correct. not sure where to get then recertified though. i just buy a new one every ten years.

Amysicle
06-14-2009, 11:07 AM
I remember someone saying sometimes the gas station will trade you a newer filled tank for an empty expired one if you pay for the propane plus an additional $20 for recertification. Dunno if this is true or not.

Kritafo
06-15-2009, 10:03 AM
yup lots of gas stations with propane have them for sale. I always buy my new ones at Costco last time I bought one it was $25.00 first fill free.

theken
06-15-2009, 10:47 AM
Damn. 25 is a good price. I got mine at crappy tire and it was like 45 no fill

Kritafo
06-15-2009, 11:04 AM
Originally posted by theken
Damn. 25 is a good price. I got mine at crappy tire and it was like 45 no fill

It was a couple of years ago I bought it, they were a weekly special. Not sure of the price this year, but they always do the free refill with purchase.
If I am there today I will check the price.

lint
06-15-2009, 11:19 AM
http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=744384&highlight=propane

urban.one
06-15-2009, 12:55 PM
The Coop gas on 11th and 1st will fill up any tank.

frozenrice
06-15-2009, 01:07 PM
I was looking at the manufacture date instead of the certification date. One of my tanks says that it was manufactured in 1984 but it was certified in 2007. Not noticing the 2007 certification stamp, I was thinking I got shafted seeing as I just got it in the last two years.

v2kai
07-09-2009, 06:22 PM
anyone know of a good cheap location to refill in the NW area? i'd rather not make a trek too far if there is decent pricing nearby

Doozer
07-09-2009, 07:08 PM
Originally posted by v2kai
anyone know of a good cheap location to refill in the NW area? i'd rather not make a trek too far if there is decent pricing nearby I don't know if it's the cheapest, but I just traded in my old empty tank for a new full one at the Esso on the corner of Nose Hill and Country Hills Blvd. Took 2 minutes, and I think it was $29...

Amysicle
07-09-2009, 07:20 PM
Originally posted by v2kai
anyone know of a good cheap location to refill in the NW area? i'd rather not make a trek too far if there is decent pricing nearby I think Costco refills are about $10 if you can haul it up there.

spikerS
07-09-2009, 07:31 PM
Originally posted by Amysicle
I think Costco refills are about $10 if you can haul it up there.

less than that, i filled a new tank up about 2 weeks ago, was like $9.50 for a 20lb tank

v2kai
07-09-2009, 08:52 PM
Originally posted by spikers


less than that, i filled a new tank up about 2 weeks ago, was like $9.50 for a 20lb tank

damn that's the dilemma now, is it worth the haul...so bloody busy:banghead: i think it's expensive convenience for me, thanks for the tips

v2kai
07-09-2009, 09:35 PM
refilled at hamptons co-op, took 2 seconds $15 bucks later, not bad:thumbsup: BBQ-ing time

craigcd
07-09-2009, 09:50 PM
There is a gas station on Edmonton trail (close to totem) they re-certify and fill for cheap. I think they have a deal on every Tuesday and Saturday for refills.

It might be called "Propane Shack" its a typical gast station though.

Craig

Cooked Rice
07-09-2009, 10:56 PM
princess auto is selling propane tanks for cheap right now.

cancer man
07-11-2009, 09:55 AM
Get 2 of them because one day you'll BBQ'ING the perfect steak
and half way thru it the tank is empty.

Proboscis
07-16-2009, 11:35 PM
What to do with the expired onces?

streethondas
07-17-2009, 12:37 AM
New tank for 55$ filled or you can fill your tank for $16.96 for 20 pounds, can be recertifed at superior propane for 55$ not filled and u can bring ur old tank to coop they can recycle it!

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