Propane Tank

chuck172 Posted By chuck172, Jun 8, 2008 at 10:00 PM

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  1. chuck172

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    Any comments on the price? I know it's a bit high, but so far the best I can do. 500 gallon propane,
    $950.00 Re-furbished, sandblasted, painted. Not that far,
    I can pick-up.
     
  2. rg58612455

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    Chuck,
    I don't know about transport in N.J.,but in N.Y. you have to make sure the tank is under a vacuum or there are no propane stickers or anything indicating that it is a propane storage vessel. Just speaking from experience with DOT.I have moved 500's on my short bed dodge 1500.The only problem I had was with loading it.Everything else worked out well.
     
  3. chuck172

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    I talked to the State Police here in NJ, they said no problem. I buying the tank in PA. I will check with them though. Thanks for the warning.
     
  4. MrEd

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    If it was me, I'd spray paint in big letters "WATER" on both sides of the tank during transport, maybe would convince a cop to not pull you over - even if he doesn't have a reason.

    I actually planned on putting the word "HOT WATER STORAGE" on my tanks once installed - just in case there is ever a fire/incident at my house and the fire dept responds and has to assume its full of propane and possibly will explode. Have no idea if it will make any difference, but doesn't hurt anything.
     
  5. chuck172

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    If I decide to get the tank, I'll give the PA. State Police a call. With all this terrorism stuff, you never know. I have to go over a bridge.
     
  6. chuck172

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    I called PA state police. No restrictions there either. Seems a little unbelievable in this day and age. With my luck I'll be arrested for bringing explosives across the state line. I can see the headlines now. Terrorists caught, "El Chuckbo" and his companion in crime Sable the rottweiller (my dog).
     
  7. verne

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    I just picked up a 1000 gal from fishers on saturday , no problems . actually a police officer asked about it at a diner and was really interested
     
  8. Ron Lloyd

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    That was quite a drive from Highland. Did you rent a trailer or do you have a large truck? How far did you have to drive, after picking up that tank, before you found a diner? Perry county Pa is very pretty but its well off the beaten path wouldn’t you agree?

    Ron
     
  9. verne

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    Ron , 256 miles each way. we left close to 4:30 saturday and got home 3:30 . we stopped for breakfast and lunch and fuel a couple times. forget about how far till the dinner , by the time i found a hedge row on 17 , lets just say I was missing an article of clothing. It was a beutifull ride through the country. I rented a car trailer from u haul , it worked great. You cant tell them you are hauling anything but a vehicle. so I picked up a 1987 ford escort. All and all a productive day. its almost all plumbed , waiting for my stimulas check to buy my chimney. thanks for the contact!
     
  10. Ron Lloyd

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    verne2,

    That was a little more than I needed to know (about the hedge row and all) but I’m glad you had good day. Did you notice the gas lighting he has in his shop? I suspect those folks barely notice when the electricity goes out.

    He still has tanks left I hope. I haven’t picked one up yet. When I go for mine I’ll be renting a trailer from a private rental service that has never asked any questions in the past.

    Good luck with your project. Now, if I could just get that image of the hedge row incident out of my head.

    Ron
     
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