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used or reject butane tanks

Postby highpockets77 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:44 pm

lot of pit builders use butane tanks are they rejects or can u buy them just curios
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Re: used or reject butane tanks

Postby JamesB » Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:01 pm

Sometimes you can find tanks that have failed pressure testing... Harder to find, but that would be my preference. Those brave enough to cut into them often use used/retired propane tanks. As far as I know, butane ain't used as much as propane down here.
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Re: used or reject butane tanks

Postby Pony Express » Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:29 pm

Mine was a condemned tank. Means that it could no longer be legally refilled.
Several reasons, rust beyond limits, removed data plate. Mine was due to a missing/removed data plate. Tank itself was just fine. You have to call around to the propane sellers and ask if the have any condemned/junk tanks for sale.
Now if your talking about buying new never been filled with a gas?
of course you can. Thats how people get tanks at their house.
but its $$$$$$$
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Re: used or reject butane tanks

Postby OSD » Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:59 am

Reject tanks are used all the time. Lang used to buy new tanks that were rejects from a tank manufacturing company for their pits. They now use rolled steel.
Just be careful cutting a used tank, if you don't know how, take it to someone that does. It can be very dangerous.

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