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Old 03-29-2014, 06:53 PM   #29
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If Blue Rhino puts 15 pounds in and says so on the bottle (which they do) then take your pick. It is not a rip off if you have available the actual amount you are given for the price. It may be expensive but if it is as advertised then you buy with the information staring you in the face. No complaints at least from me.

If I want to get it cheaper then I can go elsewhere and I can figure out for myself if it is actually cheaper given the travel cost to get it for myself.

Sometimes I think we are not happy until we are miserable about something.
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Guess we have pretty well got this one taken care of
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Old 03-30-2014, 03:50 PM   #31
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If Blue Rhino puts 15 pounds in and says so on the bottle (which they do) then take your pick. It is not a rip off if you have available the actual amount you are given for the price. .
This was the point of my post. I had my 'full' 15lb BR bottle weighed...it weighed in at just under 28lbs. Subtract the stamped 16.6lbs empty bottle tare and I got 11.6 lbs of propane...and that's giving them a full 28lbs.

To me, that's a rip. Unless it's an emergency, I think I've bought my last 'convenient' exchange.

My horse is now dead. : )
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If Blue Rhino puts 15 pounds in and says so on the bottle (which they do) then take your pick. It is not a rip off if you have available the actual amount you are given for the price. It may be expensive but if it is as advertised then you buy with the information staring you in the face. No complaints at least from me.

If I want to get it cheaper then I can go elsewhere and I can figure out for myself if it is actually cheaper given the travel cost to get it for myself.

Sometimes I think we are not happy until we are miserable about something.
njs42....(and Borckx)

True !

Although the commonly called "20# exchange tanks" contain only 15# of propane the label does state that fact....(however that "content label" is "required by law"... and is NOT really an advertisement).

BTW, IMO a correctly labeled partially filled LP tank is no worse than the correctly labeled, partially filled bags of potato chips, containers of coffee or boxes of cereal that we have become accustomed to...and except as normal.

The reason for my OP was to inform.... (NOT complain, recommend or condemn).

As Brockx said: "Guess we have pretty well got this one taken care of".

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More info maybe missed: the valves aren't always in good shape. I've seen a few that needed a new service valve right off the exchange rack. Needed new as they were leaking when open.
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