View Full Version : Weigh your propane tank after filling
09-10-2007, 02:23 PM
I went down to the gas station ( Tempo ) to have my propane BBQ tank filled and so the attendant started to fill the tank and asked if I would like to go inside and pay while he finishes filling it. I open the hatch and he places the tank in the van, when I got home I thought it was light so I put it on the scale and found out the guy shorted me on 9 pounds. So just a reminder check your BBQ tank weight and see if they are ripping you off.
add the Tare weight stamped on the tank and 20 pounds.:mad:
09-10-2007, 03:00 PM
I did not realize that we could still get bulk BBQ propane in Winnipeg, I can't think of any locations in the East or North Kildonan areas that still sell it.
I just go down with my empty tank and trade it in for a refilled one. Next time I will go to Rona when I need one and get the airmiles on my purchase. Shell won't do airmiles unless you get at least $20 gas at the same time.
I like the trade in tank as it eliminates on having to get the tank re-certified or replaced every couple of years and I think the government consumers affairs department inspects the companies providing the tanks to make sure the weight is correct and the tank is still certified.
09-10-2007, 03:25 PM
Hey mbhydro good to see someone from Winnipeg on here. The Tempo is corner of Inkster and Shepard.
09-10-2007, 04:48 PM
Maybe he was allowing for expansion, most tanks are filled with pop-off regulator at pump that will only allow so much gas. Maybe his pump is off, I always ask how much did you put in, then I pay for that amount.TEXACO and U-Haul are the only ones around my area that still fill them, you can buy the ones alreay filled but they weigh less too.
I don't do much with gas anymore bought a nice Weber and love to cook out.
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