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Old 11-14-2017, 06:53 PM   #1
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Permanently Mounted Propane Tank

How many folks have been denired a propane refill because the tank was outdated? Did you get it recertified, and at what cost?

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Old 11-14-2017, 06:56 PM   #2
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My understanding is that permanent tanks do not need to be certified. Only portable tanks have that requirement.

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Old 11-14-2017, 06:57 PM   #3
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Permanently mounted tanks don't expire or need to be recertified
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:52 PM   #4
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Just go to another refiller. Plenty around - and no, no recertification required. Strange but true, especially since fixed tanks are in a prime position for salt and mud-induced corrosion while bottles are snug in a sheltered gas locker.

Different in Canada though
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:17 AM   #5
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Thanks all - I did not see that certification was not required. That will make a difference in how I handle this issue.
Like was said - just find a different supplier.
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Old 11-16-2017, 06:46 PM   #6
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All stamped in the steel plate.
DOT tanks are good for ten years then need re-certed.
ASME tanks, do not need to be re-certed
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:36 AM   #7
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This happens to many of us from time to time.

THe problem is NOT that the tank is outdated because Permentally mounted tanks do not need re-certification.

The problem is under educated pump jockies.

Re-fill elsewhere and notify the management of the place that denies you.
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:24 PM   #8
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There are two things that will disqualify an ASME tank from service. #1 missing or illegible nameplate; #2 rust pitting that creates a crater in the tank.

This website explains both ASME tanks and DOT cylinder standards:http://www.propane101.com/understandingpropanetanks.htm
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:34 PM   #9
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We have never been denied refilling our ASME tank in either Canada or the US. The tank is well over 15 years old.
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Ditto regarding permanently mounted tanks. Went to 2 different local propane suppliers (Farmer's Supply Co-op and AmeriGas). Both said recert was NOT needed for these tanks...even after I insisted they check condition. In my battleship's case, there is a metal plate under the tank, so road stuff can't hit it. After however much sitting time, my tank still had around 10-25% fill in it, and the valve was still tight as ever.

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New rules are now in effect on certification of built in RV LP tanks here in Manitoba Canada and also in Ontario. Inspection and re-certification is required every 5 years, and probably in most other Canadian provinces as well. This is required in Ontario even on a new RVs, usually arranged by the dealer. If fact in Ontario, 2 inspections are required by different parties, one inspection of pipes and LP equipment, another on the tank, every 5 years. The inspection & stickers here in Manitoba can be $200 to $250.
I recommend topping up your LP tank, if its low, before entering Canada.
See below for Ontario:

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