|Originally Posted By biere:
Originally Posted By ColtRifle:
Originally Posted By showpare:
We have sixteen 5 gal gas cans and 12 BBQ bottles in the barn. Won't be adding anymore gas, but have a goal of 20 full BBQ tanks.
Don't hide behind the barn to smoke!
Nothing wrong with storing extra propane but if you are gonna store that much, why not get a few 100 lb tanks instead?? In my area, it's quite a bit cheaper per gallon to fill a 100 lb tank vs a 20 lb tank.
I am up to maybe a dozen of the 20lb tanks by simply letting people know I want another one. I need to get them filled up after using some of them this winter but it is easy to haul them around and get them filled up and they are a good size for the buddy heaters I have as well as the propane grill.
I do want to get a couple of the 100lb tanks as well and plan to use them to heat with this winter but it is a lot harder to hand one of those off to someone and tell them to go exchange it or get it filled or just let them borrow it.
If I had to buy the 20lb tanks new I would not bother with having so many of them but when they show up for free and sometimes with gas still in them I will collect them.
This is where I'm coming from. I'd like a couple 100's for free. I can trade the nastiest free BBQ tank at Walmart and get a 'new' tested tank for almost the price of an LP refill. I like the portability of the BBQ tanks. If I'm out of town my wife and daughter could move a couple BBQ tanks easily. The 100 pounder would have to be prepositioned. Ideally, I'd like to have a 500 buried. That won't be free, tho.
I rotate the gas year old gas by month. It's treated and has burned in every vehicle and generator. I think we are good to go on that.