1. formerly LOPERO Scoutleader's Avatar
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    Aug 2006
    Jun 1, 2008, 11:13 PM - Propane tank warning #1

    I came across this information at a recent propane tank safety training for outdoor cooking and thought it is important enough to share here.Especially with all of the BBQing and outdoor cooking over the summer.
    Meth cooks are getting the propane tanks from the exchanges at Wal-Mart, Kroger, etc. and emptying them of the propane. Then, they are filling them with anhydrous ammonia (which they now have a recipe for). After they are finished with them, they return them to the store. They are then refilled with propane and sent back for you and me to buy. Anhydrous ammonia is very corrosive and weakens the structure of the tank. It can be very dangerous when mixed with propane and hooked up to our grills, etc.
    According to our presenter, you should inspect the propane tank for any blue or greenish residue around the valve areas. If it is present, refuse to purchase that one. The information was researched, and you should check out the following website for more details. They also have pictures.
    http://www.npga. org/i4a/pages/ index.cfm? pageid=529[/COLOR]
    Have a safe summer

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  3. fettfan54's Avatar
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    Aug 2007
    Jun 1, 2008, 11:20 PM - Re: Propane tank warning #2

    Wow. Thanks for that. I do love my grill
  4. Farva's Avatar
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    Apr 2006
    Jun 1, 2008, 11:55 PM - Re: Propane tank warning #3

    Avoid the whole thing alltogether and get your propane tank refilled at a gas station that sells it out of a fill station. If you need a second tank or need to replace yours or get parts I would suggest AmeriGas as they are the worlds largest and have everything!

    I used to be a tech for a mom and pop propane company here in town teehee.
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    Jul 2006
    Jun 2, 2008, 12:10 AM - Re: Propane tank warning #4

    I'll have to remember that since I live in Northern Cali... and meth is really abundant here... dangerous stuff....

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