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what do you do with old propane tanks?

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Nov 16, 2019
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what do you do with old propane tanks?

I've got an old 5lb propane tank. Called a place in Vancouver, they are saying it's at least $65 to recertify it. I paid $49 for a new from Can Tire. So what do I do? Just recycle it?
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Penalty Box
Jun 24, 2015
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take it to those places that do tank exchanges, you give them old tank they give you new tank filled with propane, if u dont need it, you can always give the new filled tank to your father or brother in law as a "gift"
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dmitrym879060355 wrote: I've got an old 5lb propane tank. Called a place in Vancouver, they are saying it's at least $65 to recertify it. I paid $49 for a new from Can Tire. So what do I do? Just recycle it?
5 lb is kinda small but my neighbour uses it for portable compressed air tanks. They're apparently hugely overrated pressure wise.
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thriftshopper wrote: 5 lb is kinda small but my neighbour uses it for portable compressed air tanks. They're apparently hugely overrated pressure wise.
How does he pressure it? I'm guessing some sort of adapter is needed..
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GoodFellaz wrote: take it to those places that do tank exchanges, you give them old tank they give you new tank filled with propane, if u dont need it, you can always give the new filled tank to your father or brother in law as a "gift"
Nobody does 5lb exchanges here, it's usually just 20lb.
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well donate it to them if u dont need it
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dmitrym879060355 wrote: How does he pressure it? I'm guessing some sort of adapter is needed..
Compressor. Yes. The friend is also a machinist so he could probably make his own, but more likely just bought it.
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Put on your curb. It will disappear the next day.
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Your local recycling centre should accept it free of charge under its household hazardous waste program.

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