use little propane, pay alot

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Old 08-06-18, 12:00 PM
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use little propane, pay alot

Hi,

I rent a garage apartment that has a propane tank outside. All I use it for is cooking. I use maybe 5 gallons a year. My current propane delivery company charges me for the tank rental and a minimum fee regardless of my small use so I end up spending about $160/year for less than 5 gallons of propane.

They can't offer me anything better and other delivery companies are about the same. I thought about getting a smaller tank that I could replace myself but I don't building codes allow their use for indoor cooking (with the tank outside, of course.) Do people use those tanks for indoor stoves? If so, I'd want someone to hook it up safely. I don't trust myself to do it. (I'd then get the current propane company to remove the current tank.)

Is there a better way to do this?

Thanks for any help.

Cheers,

John
 
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Old 08-06-18, 12:07 PM
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In many countries those small 20 lb (barbecue size) are all that's offered. You'll just need the proper fittings outside to hook up to the small tanks. Many gas/propane companies can provide and install the proper gear.
 
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Thanks. I'll look into that.
 
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