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    #16
    propanedepot.ca quoted me $289 +fill+taxes awhile back for a 20lb horizontal tank. I believe they're in Burnaby...so not sure what they'd charge for shipping to the island.
    Geoff & Jen
    Shocking Lesson
    1986 3870
    Hino 175's

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      #17
      "TenMile" post=768731 wrote:
      "Nikko" post=768582 wrote:


      They're exempt - I'll see if I can dig up some paperwork tomorrow - have 2 (Cdn friends that went through this and "won"...
      Spoke to the guy at BC Safety Authority and sent him the photos. My cylinder is considered a propane "cylinder" and therefore does indeed need to be recertified every 10 years -- for other Canadians -- if it is stamped 4E240 means it's a cylinder....
      I've had good luck dealing with these guys in Chemainus

      http://www.viperfuels.com/

      Ron
      Midnight Star
      1996 3587
      Twin diesels, Hino 250's
      Ladysmith, BC
      History: 1996 - 2655, 2001 - 2855, 1984 - 3270

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        #18
        Thanks -- they *may* have found a way to recertify my tank and add the float. My tank has a second spare port on the top that is unused. They are going to try to use it -- otherwise it looks like he has a used aluminum tank that he can sell me.
        Terry
        1999 Bayliner 3388
        Twin Cummins 4BTA
        Fisherman, Cruiser, Boaticus-enthusiasticus-maximus
        Member Royal Victoria Yacht Club

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          #19
          "TenMile" post=768876 wrote:
          Thanks -- they *may* have found a way to recertify my tank and add the float. My tank has a second spare port on the top that is unused. They are going to try to use it -- otherwise it looks like he has a used aluminum tank that he can sell me.
          You could sell the tank to someone in the US depending on your location.
          Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

          Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
          Twin 350 GM power
          Located in Seward, AK
          Retired marine surveyor

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            #20
            Or maybe get recertified in the states if your close.

            Doug
            Started boating 1955
            Number of boats owned 32
            Bayliners
            2655
            2755
            2850
            3870 presently owned
            Favorite boat. Toss up. 46' Chris Craft, 3870 Bayliner

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              #21
              "dmcb" post=768990 wrote:
              Or maybe get recertified in the states if your close.

              Doug
              US doesn't require a recertification on a horizontal tank. Canada does. Make sure you fill your expired tank in the US before you come if you have one!!!

              To get my tank recertified it has to have the OPV installed (Overfill Prevention Valve) which is a float installed within the tank that stops it from being filled beyond 80%. It then has to be stamped as such in order for the gas station attendants to be allowed to fill it.
              Terry
              1999 Bayliner 3388
              Twin Cummins 4BTA
              Fisherman, Cruiser, Boaticus-enthusiasticus-maximus
              Member Royal Victoria Yacht Club

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                #22
                I know the US doesn't require it on these tanks.

                Recertification is a joke. They look at the tank, stamp new dates on it, charge you $5.00 or whatever.

                That is why I think they would do it.

                Or you can buy the right size number stamp and make it a do it yourself project.

                Another thought.

                Is there any way you can just use a regular tank. That way you could just exchange it and not have it filled.

                Another strange thing here in the states. I can get a tank filled much cheaper than an exchange. I took a tank I got at an exchange to get filled. It was 12 years out of date. They do not recertify on the tanks used for exchange. I started looking at the dates and most are out of date. Painted nice so they look new tho. So much for safety eh?

                Doug
                Started boating 1955
                Number of boats owned 32
                Bayliners
                2655
                2755
                2850
                3870 presently owned
                Favorite boat. Toss up. 46' Chris Craft, 3870 Bayliner

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                  #23
                  Wanted to report the successful filling today, in Seattle, of my 1996 horizontal propane tank which is the same as the propane tank of the original poster, TenMile, as I've the same basic Bayliner 3388 boat (except the 1996 model) with the same horizontal propane tank . Here's what happened.

                  Maybe 3 weeks ago I pulled the horizontal tank from my boat from under the flybridge dash where Bayliner installed it. Went to a local propane refill company that said it could not refill my horizontal tank unless it was "recertified", and stamped, and such. When I left that place, I had the impression that I'd end up having to buy a new horizontal tank at some considerable expense without good reason, as my tank was in good condition.

                  Today, thanks to this thread, I printed the exemption for horizontal propane tanks NeilW kindly referred to, and called a Seattle boat shop that refills propane tanks. Mentioned my tank was horizontal and inquired whether they were familiar with the exemption in NeilW's post. They were, and mentioned my tank needed to have the original fittings, and be rust free and in good condition, and also have the steel "guard" that protects the original fittings. They explained no need for a "recertification", as the horizontal tank was exempt (with the provisos of original fittings, rust free, and steel guard etc). Just bring it in, they'll check it to make sure it qualifies for the exemption, and refill it. So it is now full, and my thanks to all for this thread! I do wish that TenMile, being in Canada, ends up with a similar good result.
                  1996 Bayliner 3388, Cummins 150 hp engines

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                    #24
                    Don't confuse certification and OPD requirements. They are totally are different things.

                    [ul]

                    [li]Aluminum and steel propane cylinders can be refilled for up to 12 years after their manufacture date. After 12 years they need to be re-certified and stamped. The re-certification is good for 5 years. Note that composite and plastic cylinders require more frequent certification. Most propane distributors have people qualified to re-certify metallic cylinders. There are very few places qualified to re-certify non-metallic cylinders.[/li]

                    [li]Propane tanks require an Overfilling Prevention Device (OPD). In the US horizontal cylinders manufactured before October 1, 1998, are exempt from the OPD requirement.[/li]

                    [li]A propane seller is not supposed to refill a cylinder that is out of certification or does not have an OPD and is not exempt.[/li]

                    [/ul]
                    1999 3788, Cummins 270 "Freedom"
                    2013 Boston Whaler 130 SS
                    Anacortes, WA

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                      #25
                      Dear TenMile,

                      I have managed to accumulate two extra horizontal tanks from the recent purchase of our 3288 and from our previous boat. I am getting one of the three re-certified (re-valved) right now but have the two extra. We happen to live in the same city so I can tell you where to get one my extras done if you would like to have one.
                      1990 3288 twin 150 Hinos
                      previous: 1964 28' Owens express cruiser, v8 crusader

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                        #26
                        Thanks -- it is indeed a "Happy Friday". PM sent.
                        Terry
                        1999 Bayliner 3388
                        Twin Cummins 4BTA
                        Fisherman, Cruiser, Boaticus-enthusiasticus-maximus
                        Member Royal Victoria Yacht Club

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