Do you exchange or refill your propane tanks?

Discussion in 'Propane - Got Gas' started by PopUpSteve, Sep 10, 2010.

Do you exchange or refill your propane tanks?

  1. Exchange

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  2. Refill

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  3. I make my own gas, pass the baked beans!

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  1. kitphantom

    kitphantom Well-Known Member Platinum Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the tip on Tractor Supply. I may venture to one of our local ones (a good 15-20 miles away). Too far to use for refilling the tanks, but I'm looking for a better price on a 5# tank for my Little Red Campfire. (No space to use another 20# one, and I'd rather heft the smaller one around to use for the LRC.)
     
  2. GAPopper

    GAPopper New Member

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    Sorry , I meant to say 1.69 per gallon. I did call another TS in my area and they said 1.99 per gallon.
     
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    Bowman3d Well-Known Member

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    I find if I use exchange my regulators tend to gum up. So I refill at the local city yard . it open to the public and really cheap because they don't need to make a profit. At one point their meter was off and I was only paying about 87ยข a gal. But all good things come to an end. And they fixed it after 2 years. I only exchange now when one of my tanks comes close to being out dated.then I go and pick out the newest one I can find when I use that up its back to refilling.
     
  4. Black Bear

    Black Bear Well-Known Member

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    Well, I wouldn't literally kill. :)
    I wont drive 32 miles either. That's the closest TS. Bummer.
    Anybody in the San Francisco Bay area getting good deals on Propane?
     
  5. adrianpglover

    adrianpglover Well-Known Member

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    I've only refilled once. At that time I used the U-Haul guys. Current price with them is $3.39. My local TSC shows a price of $2.49. I've got to go to TSC for some grease anyways, so I'll just bring one of my tanks with me and refill it at the same time. The one on my grill is around 3/4 full, but expired 3 years ago. Once it's empty I'll exchange it at the automated stand in front of HD.

    Thanks for the heads up on TSC.
     
  6. goldwing44

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    Bring from California We had to do the exchange the first time (older tanks could not be refilled). Then we found a place to exchange that is $15.00 and some change. So cheaper to exchange
     
  7. PopUpSteve

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    I just did a refill over the weekend. Four 20lbs tanks, all bone dry, refilled for $10 each!
     
  8. RotnMom

    RotnMom Am I there yet?

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    This is something else I have to do before I leave!! ARG!! Screw washing the camper. We've had a lot of rain and it's dirty outside. Ask me if I care. YES, I DO!! I not enough time.

    They charge $10.99 for a 20 lb tank, and a little less for my 17 lbers.

    [:D]
     
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    Ductape Well-Known Member

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    $10 seems cheap. Best I've done around here lately was about $15.
     

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