DIY Gas Grill Propane tank filling?

 

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Old 02-04-08, 07:19 AM
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Question DIY Gas Grill Propane tank filling?

Does anyone know of a legal, safe way to fill your own 20lb propane tanks for your gas grill? I am wondering if there is a kit or adapters I can get to fit onto my 400lb tank that sits full and unused hooked up to my home's fireplace. This is your standard outdoor above ground propane storage tank. There has to be a way to do this, right?
 
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Old 02-04-08, 08:46 AM
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It would not be legal or safe for you to do this.

Your propane supplier would need to install a liquid tap on your tank, you would then need a scale, a liquid propane pump, certification from at least your supplier and then would need the ok to be able to do this from your municipality.

The simple way to operate your BBQ off the storage tank is to have your supplier pipe in an outlet on the side of your house.
 
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Old 02-05-08, 06:28 PM
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Thank you sir!

I appreciate the info Greg! It is what I thought the answer would be, but I figured if there was a way, someone out there would know. I will just get my grill tanks filled from my local gas supplier and use my storage tank for the fireplace and perhaps someday, a new kitchen gas range! Thanks again. You sound like a real pro!
 
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Old 02-18-08, 03:14 PM
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Tank Filling

I had the propane company set me up with an approved valve and hose on the wet leg of my tank for this pupose. A pump is not needed, it just takes a little longer to fill. I also use a scale to be sure I am not overfilling the tank.
I don't think it is illegal. If so, I can't find any law that says it is. There might be some laws that differ where you live.
 
 


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