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  • MidnightSun
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    I have a few of the fibreglass style although they are the most expensive they do need certification every 5 years compared to 10 for steel. There are many places that overlook the date codes and fill your tanks. Like anything in this over protective world, if there was a propane mishap it would be easy to see the date codes on the failed steel tank resulting in the owner being in deep crap not to mention not covered by his insurance. Good thing about the fibreglass style is they would burn up leaving no date code evidence.

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  • TenMile
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    For the Canadian regulations -- see this thread I started a couple years ago. There is a difference between a "tank" and "cylinder".

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  • Bobhicks
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    Good link, I will check my tanks for a date code but don't remember finding one the last time I looked and the guy at the Co-op didn't find one either. Now at least I know where it should be. I will check after it stops raining lol.

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  • Norton_Rider
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    Originally posted by Bobhicks View Post
    I have the fibreglass tanks and have not had a problem getting them filled at the local co-op gas station but another guy at my marina could not get his filled at the Shell as the fibreglass tanks have no date code on them.
    My understanding is that fiberglass cylinders need to be re-qualified every 5 years: https://vikingcylinders.com/wp-conte...oRetesting.pdf

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  • Bobhicks
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    I have the fibreglass tanks and have not had a problem getting them filled at the local co-op gas station but another guy at my marina could not get his filled at the Shell as the fibreglass tanks have no date code on them.

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  • CapMartin
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    I have mine refilled at a specialised propane store every two seasons or so. They checked it for about 70$ when I got the boat eight years ago. That was in Québec. Regulations may be different in other jurisdictions.

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  • IslandHop
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    Ordinary propane filling locations don’t know the laws regarding propane tanks in boats and motor homes. So I took it to a motorhome business that fills tanks. No questions asked. I did not change the valve

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  • Norton_Rider
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    Originally posted by colbournee View Post
    Did you install a new valve? I painted mine as well but no one will fill it without installing a $300 valve than includes a recertification. Not sure what that means, the tank is more robust that anything around today..
    I see that you are in Canada, so this may not apply to you. Maybe a Canadian BOC member can clarify:
    http://commutercruiser.com/propane-t...n-regulations/

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  • colbournee
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    Did you install a new valve? I painted mine as well but no one will fill it without installing a $300 valve than includes a recertification. Not sure what that means, the tank is more robust that anything around today..

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  • CapMartin
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    Nice job! Did mine a few years ago but kept the original aluminium paint.

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  • IslandHop
    started a topic 32xx Propane Tank painted

    32xx Propane Tank painted

    1 can of primer, 1 can of spray paint, wire wheel, 180 grit sandpaper and 1 hour.
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