New Tank Laws for Propanegreenspun.com : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread
Do you know about the new 20 & 30# Propane Tanks. I have been told that as of March 1, 2002 that most of the tanks around will no longer be legal, (due to a new safety valve design) and no one will fill them. I have 2-30# and 5-20# tanks only 3 of the 20s meet the requirements. I was told last week that anyone, (in this area that is) can take there old tanks to Walmart, Fred Meyer's, Kmart and a couple of other places and exchanges the old tank for new ones and pay only for the gas. 30# tanks will be exchaged for 20# or you can have your tanks converted but the cost will equal the price of a new tank+/-.
Check it out!
-- Hendo (email@example.com), June 23, 2001
heard about that last year. Can only by the new tanks,, but some of the smaller places will still fill the old ones. I saw a converter/adapter, for the old to the new,, but they still wont fill it
-- stan (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 23, 2001.
I ran into the same problem today and started looking on the Internet for some answers. It seems that we are being ripped off by the propane companies again. In reality according to the new regulations, the new valve only pertains to tanks from 4# to 40# tanks that were fabricated (made) after September 30, 1998, through March 31, 2002. If they are requalified during this same time frame then they fall under the new laws. Tanks made or requalified before that time frame are not supposed to be under the regulations. Lots of luck in conviencing a propane company to fill your tank though, they are after the money. I know Wal Mart will change a 20# tank for $4.00. Good luck.
-- Joe F. Parker (email@example.com), April 06, 2002.