Any storage tank leads in BC?

DanW Posted By DanW, Mar 4, 2013 at 12:32 PM

  1. DanW

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    Good day,

    Thanks for all the great reading (long time lurker). I'm having trouble finding propane tanks for sale in BC. Do any members have contacts for tanks? I'm in Tulameen, (1/2 from Princeton) in the Southern Interior of BC.

    So far I have leads on a 1000 gallon milk tank for $1500, or an open top stainless 660 gallon for $400. I like the price better on the 660, but I don't want to regret undersizing.

    Thanks,

    Dan
     
  2. Robby

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    Hi BC, Alberta here.


    I believe more storage is best. I am heating 2200 up and 2200 down, domestic hot water for two families. 1000 Imp. gallon storage. Light one fire a day in winter, every 2 or 3 in fall and spring and up to 5 or 6 in summer. The extra storage makes it a lazy man’s system. Also because of storage I run gasification boiler almost as a batch boiler, lets it run hot and long, much less idling. Cleaner and more efficient that way. Just my opinion. I am Southwest of Calgary.

     
  3. hobbyheater

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  4. wardk

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    Kamloops scrap metal. last time I was in there he had 3 or 4 looked like 500's. He charges by the lb.
     
  5. DanW

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    Thanks for all of the responses. I've called and e-mailed the guy in Cawston about the 2500 gallon tank that HobbyHeater posted, no response. I found some specs on line, it may be around 22' long, that's a little awkward. I also read alot about stratification, and wonder how effective that scud would actually be.

    I think I'll try Kamloops Scrap Metal tomorrow, thanks Wardk.

    I also spoke to someone today about an old pressure vessel, its 6' diameter and 8'6" long (which i figure is around 1800 gallons), I'll try to attach a picture of that one.

    Thanks,
    Dan.
     
  6. hobbyheater

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    That white tank has a small footprint and at just under 1800 gallons US it would be easy to plumb as compared to two 500s propane tanks. My storage is 54" high by 120" long and I get good stratification but I have often felt that I could use another 200 to 300 gallons.
    Lots of luck in your search.
     

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