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Blue Rhino propane #5120880 05/31/19 03:27 AM
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$3 rebate for anyone needing a new bottle. I downloaded the form from Walgreens but it says any Blue Rhino retail outlet. Not an easy form to find.

https://www.walgreens.com/images/adaptive/pdf/PN3236-3Rebate-CPN-F110_Form.pdf


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Re: Blue Rhino propane [Re: Duffyjr] #5120886 05/31/19 04:01 AM
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Thanks for posting...my tank just emptied!


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Re: Blue Rhino propane [Re: Duffyjr] #5120895 05/31/19 04:38 AM
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I have never seen what I consider to be a "good deal" on new bottles.

I randomly collect various sized propane bottles for free or very little cost.

The ones with "bad" test dates get traded in on prefilled ones for ~$15

The newer ones with good dates I refill from the wet line on my 250 gallon tank.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Blue Rhino propane [Re: Duffyjr] #5120900 05/31/19 04:47 AM
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Thanks for posting. I hope it isn't specific to Walgreens 'cause, if I can find my Walmart* receipt, I'll send it in.


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Re: Blue Rhino propane [Re: Duffyjr] #5120909 05/31/19 04:57 AM
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Read the conditions on the form's lower reaches.

It says NO REPRODUCTIONS OF ANY KIND.

Don't hate me.

Re: Blue Rhino propane [Re: Linctex] #5120950 05/31/19 05:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Linctex
I have never seen what I consider to be a "good deal" on new bottles.

I randomly collect various sized propane bottles for free or very little cost.

The ones with "bad" test dates get traded in on prefilled ones for ~$15

The newer ones with good dates I refill from the wet line on my 250 gallon tank.





That’s about all I use those swap outs for, getting rid of an out of date tank for a newer one. I’ve heard and it sure feels true that those swap outs are only about 3/4 full anyways....

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Those tanks are a real rip off. They only come with 3 gallons of gas in them. Cost $25 and have a special valve so no other place can fill them. I kept one I got before they started putting in the special valves and get it filled all the way for $12 at many places around town.


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Re: Blue Rhino propane [Re: Chris142] #5121024 05/31/19 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris142
Those tanks are a real rip off. They only come with 3 gallons of gas in them. Cost $25 and have a special valve so no other place can fill them. I kept one I got before they started putting in the special valves and get it filled all the way for $12 at many places around town.


I've used blue rhino in the past , only to trade out an out of date tank. I've had them refilled. When did the special valve thing start? Is this a calif thing or nationwide? I usually get my tanks filled at tractor supply.


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Re: Blue Rhino propane [Re: Driz] #5121043 05/31/19 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Driz

I’ve heard and it sure feels true that those swap outs are only about 3/4 full anyways....


It varies... I bring a cheap digital bathroom scale with me and pick the heaviest one out of 6-7 random choices.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
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Originally Posted by Linctex
Originally Posted by Driz

I’ve heard and it sure feels true that those swap outs are only about 3/4 full anyways....


It varies... I bring a cheap digital bathroom scale with me and pick the heaviest one out of 6-7 random choices.


They've made propane tank usage so much more difficult than it used to be. Generally those prefilled tanks are underfilled from what I've experienced. I usually get tanks refilled at a local U-Haul facility because they charge by the amount they put in, although the place I go to doesn't fill them to the full capacity. Typically I'll pay around $12-15 for a fill of a practically empty tank. The problem I run into now is the restrictions on tank age. I believe a tank can only be 12 years or newer OR less than 5 years from being recertified. As mentioned above that's the only reason I've used the exchange places (got a repainted tank that was newer but looked way worse than the one I exchanged).



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Originally Posted by spasm3
Originally Posted by Chris142
Those tanks are a real rip off. They only come with 3 gallons of gas in them. Cost $25 and have a special valve so no other place can fill them. I kept one I got before they started putting in the special valves and get it filled all the way for $12 at many places around town.


I've used blue rhino in the past , only to trade out an out of date tank. I've had them refilled. When did the special valve thing start? Is this a calif thing or nationwide? I usually get my tanks filled at tractor supply.


The "special valves" have (or had?) a triangle recess in the side of the valve where a magnet is place to pull the check ball off of it's seat.

A little google searching for "blue rhino propane proprietary valves" comes up with an iRV2.com forum that says they are no longer doing that.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
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As others have pointed out, factor in that nearly any propane exchange is not giving you a full tank of propane - more like 3/4 full. It will be on the label somewhere, not in large print.

With that in mind, refilling my own tank is usually cheaper...

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Originally Posted by MNgopher

With that in mind, refilling my own tank is usually cheaper...


Generally, it's always cheaper.
But - it takes longer (especially waiting for the dude to come out of the building and actually do it)

If I go get tanks refilled, I'll bring at least a half dozen with me and do them all at one time.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Blue Rhino propane [Re: Linctex] #5121240 05/31/19 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Linctex
I have never seen what I consider to be a "good deal" on new bottles.

I randomly collect various sized propane bottles for free or very little cost.

The ones with "bad" test dates get traded in on prefilled ones for ~$15

The newer ones with good dates I refill from the wet line on my 250 gallon tank.

Why not fill them all from your wet line? I do, no problem. I still have several non OPD bottles


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Originally Posted by MNgopher
As others have pointed out, factor in that nearly any propane exchange is not giving you a full tank of propane - more like 3/4 full. It will be on the label somewhere, not in large print.

With that in mind, refilling my own tank is usually cheaper...


It's basically 15 pounds. When I get them refilled at a place like BJs, they put in 18 pounds which I think is the max they're allowed to do as they're supposed to leave 10% free. As others said, it's good to exchange in old tanks you find tossed away in a backyard. Otherwise just cheaper to get them refilled at a propane place that charges by the gallon.

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