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Unread 05-09-2009, 06:38 AM
 
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Default Propane Gas Tanks...where to buy?

Hi:

I just purchased a new grill so I plan to purchase 2 propane gas tanks. Which is a good place to buy them?

Propane Taxi seems to be a great option for EXCHANGING, but they only do exchanges.

Also, do most of you EXCHANGE tanks or just drive and get them REFILLED? Where do you do this?

Thanks,
K
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Unread 05-09-2009, 07:09 AM
 
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You can buy propane tanks at most places that sell BBQ's Home depot, Wal Mart, Lowes.
a 5 gallon tank sells for about $25. Where I live in WA Propane is 2.95 a gal so it costs about $15 to fill it up. That should last for 3-4 regular BBQ's. It may cook one turkey. There are propane sales in most large gas stations and near camp grounds and at farm/feed stores. There are also fillups from companies who supply household propane which is popular here because in some places we don't have natural gas.
The refill tanks are convenient because you just have to go to your local supplier, bring back your emply tank and get a new one. The initial purchase at a refill center is about equal to the price of a tank and the gas. About $40.00 After that it is about $20.00 to exchange tanks. Not the greatest bargain, but definately convenient, except on a big BBQ weekend when they are all gone. I don't know if you can get a refill tank filled at a local supplier.
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Unread 05-11-2009, 05:27 PM
 
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If you do a search on Google maps for Suburban Propane, they should be able to fill your tank provided it meets all the safety requirements. I have seen a few out my way.
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Unread 01-28-2010, 02:14 PM
 
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I am looking for large propane tanks--the type that are used for an entire house. I use a 250 gallon tank supplied by the provider, and want to try to obtain my own tank, if anyone can help me find one.Thanks,Bo
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