Originally Posted by scenic route
Oh, good grief...another rip to check out. I still have the 'full' bottle - I'll take it to Publix and weigh it. If it's so, I'll have to go back to having my bottles filled. It may be a game that can't be won. I'll check it out...Thanks for the tip.
My thoughts exactly!
All propane tanks have their empty weight, (aka: "tare weight", or "T.W."), stamped on the collar of the tank.
"20 lb tanks" have a "tare weight" of +/- 17 pounds when completely empty.
20 lb propane tank will weigh about 37 pounds....
(the tare weight + 20 lb of propane).