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Old 07-29-2014, 04:43 PM   #11
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The costco in St.albert charges for what you get not a flat fee to re-fill like the mohak in town does. Before I used to have to pay over 20 bucks every time i wanted to fill a tank, now its about 10 bucks for a full tank but i just get them topped up after each longer trip so I don't run out
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Old 07-29-2014, 05:35 PM   #12
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You may be right about the weight and measure of pre filled tanks. I just assumed it would fall under some truthful calibration. Pay for 20#s...get 20#s.
So far I've seen and exchanged tanks for 2 years and always ended up with a new looking, rust free, painted, and labeled tank.
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:24 PM   #13
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Sorry if I pushed this discussion into propane, which is really not the topic...
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I just assumed it would fall under some truthful calibration. Pay for 20#s...get 20#s.
Yes, you probably do get the amount which they claim. A full common propane tank holds 20 pounds (9 kg) of propane; exchange services normally sell you substantially less... but do honestly report the amount on the label. Blue Rhino, for instance, never put 20 pounds in a tank; they previously provided 17 pounds (7.7 kg) and now only put in 15 pounds (6.8 kg)... that's only 3/4 full. I've seen exchange tanks here labelled as containing 7 kilograms.

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So far I've seen and exchanged tanks for 2 years and always ended up with a new looking, rust free, painted, and labeled tank.
The tanks look new because they are repainted. It is a nice feature that they are clean. They are someone else's tank, repainted, so on average they will be a few years old... which is fine, just not something I want to pay thirty bucks for. If they take your old tank, the cost premium is much less so it is less over-priced.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:26 PM   #14
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I can't provide an opinion outside the US, but we have "new" regulations (if you call 1998 "new") [The OPD is a special valve that has a float inside the tank that will close the valve when the tank is 80% full.]. The OPD device inside the tank no longer FILLS the tank. I buy propane by volume, not a "tank." But I'm on the US side of the border and y'all need to pay attention when buying.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:29 PM   #15
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Yes but, when there is 20 lbs. of propane in the tank, it is 80 per cent full, if you insist on counting the empty space for expansion.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:23 PM   #16
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Baglo's right: a propane tank filled to its rated capacity (20 lb for a common tank) has only 80% of its volume filled with liquid - the rest is filled with propane vapour. This has always been true; the OPD is a safety backup to help ensure this, but it makes no difference to the amount of propane in a properly filled tank... it was always 80%, and never filled the entire volume of the tank.

Although OPD valves became common in Canada long after they did in the U.S., they have been the standard for new small (under 100 pound) propane tanks for a few years now.
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