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Old 11-25-2014, 10:04 AM   #51
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I only fill at U-Haul unless I need a fill up on the road and they always check the date and fill by volume (gallons). They never record the weight and I don't need that. Why, when equipment is available that measures gallons or liters dispensed?
My local U-Haul weights the tank before and after filling. They use the scale to determine when the tank is full. You then pay the measured volume required to fill the tank to the max weight.
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Old 11-25-2014, 10:17 AM   #52
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Here is another vote for U-Haul. Our local store has a portable credit card reader. After filling my tank (s) they enter the total weight and will immediately swipe my credit card. That's it, I am on my way and no need to go into the store to pay.
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Old 11-25-2014, 04:26 PM   #53
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Young or old (I've seen both), incompetence and lack of care is rampant... but I'm not really expecting any more for whatever small amount these people are paid. Compliance is the responsibility of station operators, and I agree they're lax... but they probably have little motivation to care, since unsafe practices probably don't lose them much business. Enforcement is the responsibility of the government, which appears to be ineffective (not just here, but widely, based on other discussions). I think the popularity of the exchange services is in part a response to retailers not wanting to manage this responsibility, or risk that enforcement might occur.

In addition to checking the date, the attendant should also :
  • read the tare weight and volume (or water weight) to determine safe filled weight, if filling by weight
  • read the volume (or water weight) to determine target volume fill, and open the 80% bleed valve (liquid level gauge), if filling by volume
  • examine tank condition, including the bottom, for damage or rust.
Is anyone seeing the attendant filling their tanks doing all of these things?

Propane is probably not handled as well as gasoline and diesel, because for most stations propane is a minor sideline.

My point is just that my safety is my responsibility, so instead of entrusting it blindly to others, I take an active interest.
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Old 11-25-2014, 04:41 PM   #54
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The guys at my local Husky filling station fill propane tanks for me on a regular basis. They always tell me when my tanks are at the end of their life span and will always fill based on weight. Last time I was in, I had a tank that was probably only half empty, and they only charged me a portion of what the charges were for the other fully empty tank.
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Old 11-25-2014, 05:29 PM   #55
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I must be doing something wrong, I have never yet had to refill any of my propane tanks on any on my trailers over the past 10 years!!!
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Old 11-25-2014, 05:53 PM   #56
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I must be doing something wrong, I have never yet had to refill any of my propane tanks on any on my trailers over the past 10 years!!!
You are supposed to fill the propane tanks when they are empty, Jim; not sell the trailer and buy a new one.
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