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Posted: 5/29/2003 10:21:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/29/2003 10:22:47 AM EDT by fight4yourrights]
I think I got ripped. My new bottle is only 17 lbs, including the bottle Aren't/weren't bottles 20 lbs?
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 10:30:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/29/2003 10:31:47 AM EDT by magnum_99]
Supposed to be ~20 lbs. of propane in most standard gas grill tanks. full weight minus Tare weight =weight of liquid. Yours must be smaller.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 10:33:54 AM EDT
I think this is a new scam. You know all the places that trade your bottle for a refilled one? Well you trade a 20 lb bottle (empty) for a 17 lb bottle (full) and THINK you paid for a 17 lb bottle. Damn. They give you 15% less, probably for the same money.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 10:41:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/29/2003 10:43:44 AM EDT by TexRdnec]
well well well, magnum over here is a knowledgable propane man! standard size is a 20# bottle, or 5 gallons, propane weighs approximately 4 lbs per liquid gallon. 4.24lbs if memory serves me correctly. filled by weight up to 100# bottle or 25 gallons, TW = tare weight (what the bottle weighs empty) WC = water capacity (how many lbs of water the bottle will hold) take the TW + the weight of propane the bottle will hold (derived from a chart comparing wc to propane lbs) + the weight of your hose = bottle full i fill bottles all day, never run across a 17# bottle. edited to add: the average tw of a 20# bottle is 18lbs brought to you by your resident propane man..........
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 10:47:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TexRdnec: i fill bottles all day, never run across a 17# bottle.
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I bet you stink, I always did when I had to fill lp thanks at the gas station I worked at.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 10:47:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 10:51:09 AM EDT
stink? bite your tongue man.........live around mercaptan long enough and you start to even like the damn smell!!!!!!!!!!! ready to learn more? propane is an odorless gas, mercaptan is added to make it smell so you can detect a leak.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 10:53:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TexRdnec: i fill bottles all day, never run across a 17# bottle.
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Bought at Sheetz. [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=12824[/img]
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 10:55:13 AM EDT
net weight = 17lbs is more than likely what the bottle weighed shipped, i.e. empty, go look on the neck and see if tw=17, cause it looks like a standard 20# to me
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 10:58:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/29/2003 10:59:06 AM EDT by fight4yourrights]
Originally Posted By TexRdnec: net weight = 17lbs is more than likely what the bottle weighed shipped, i.e. empty, go look on the neck and see if tw=17, cause it looks like a standard 20# to me
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TW = 18.0 lb There is also a weight of 47.7 lb marked on there as well.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 11:01:45 AM EDT
no problem, wc = 47.7 is a standard 20# (5 gallon) bottle dont know where they came up with 17#s from.......
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 11:04:08 AM EDT
[b]Thanks Hank![/b] (Hill - Propane Salesman from Texas)
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 4:20:00 PM EDT
just doing my small part to promote "God's gas" [:D]
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