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Old 09-11-2015, 05:31 PM
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Re: Propane Tank Conversion to Tin Melter

Originally Posted by Art-Deco View Post
What that's about is the tank is too old and needs to be inspected/recertified and the valve probably replaced, but since the 5 gallon BBQ tanks are under about $39 new with gas at Menards etc it doesn't make sense to bother with an old tank.

No one is going to refil an older tank that isn't current on the certification, too much risk when there's 5 gallons of highly explosive, highly flammable gas under high pressure in a tank that could fail and take a house out and more.
Thx 4 telling me what I already know - I only took the old can one time for refilling and I had no idea it was too old or uncertified at the time but I learned that but thank you for reiterating it.

I did buy a new propane can and have been using it ever since. The old can has a special contraption that is screwed into the tanks main valve receiver or just above it. I was asking if anyone knows where I can get something like it for the new can. Thx anyway.
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