I haven't exchanged a tank in a while. Going by what you are saying
I assume that the exchanged tank would be marked if it contained 15
pounds instead of the normal 18 or 19. Is this why you are saying
"RTFL - Read the ... label" ?
One thing I hadn't noticed in all the replies to this thread was using natural
gas. I specifically sought out an outdoor grill that uses natural, and can't be
more pleased. No more wondering when the tank was going to give up, no lugging
it, and its spare, off to the fill station, and certainly not being shocked at
the prices those tank exchanges that proliferate at "convenience" stores charge.
Likely he means there is no natural gas on the street. My brother was in
a similar situation. The nearest line was only 1/2 block away (maybe
250') and they wanted $9,000 quite some time ago to extend the line. He
had the piping in his house sized for natural gas and put propane in and
waited. Maybe five years ago they extended the line down his street to
serve other new homes and he had them put a drop in to his house.
Digging up the street for two blocks to the nearest gas line is considerably
more than moving to a new location on your own property.
At work I had a gas line put in for about 120 feet. Took a crew about 4
days. Removed asphalt, trenched 48", hit rock and hammered away at it for
about a day and a half. It was a freebie though as we are a large user (up
to $20,000 a month)
Most grills can be rejetted for NG and that definitely is a convenience.
However, if you like using a very hot grill, you may find that NG isn't to your
liking as the BTU content isn't as high as LPG. The manual that comes with the
conversion kit will show you the BTU difference after conversion - it's usually
in the neighborhood of 10% less.
Of course, if you have a 500 gal tank supplying your house, running the grill
off the house supply requires no conversion!
Because their meters are certified by weights and measures inspectors
just like those in gasoline stations are. My buddy has a liquid fuels
business and he gets notices to bring selected trucks to a location
where he pumps a specified amount into a graduated container and the
inspector verifies the accuracy. If it passes he seals the meter and
applies a sticker. When they deliver fuel the meter stamps the beginning
and ending pump reading on the ticket.
I nobody is looking, what is to stop him from pumping some of the
fuel back into the tank on his truck?
I don't understand why they make gourmet cat foods. I have
known many cats in my life and none of them were gourmets.
They were all gourmands!
There is no way to do that easily, and if there was, he would more
than likely get a lot of sediment mixed in anyway. Then, there is the
issue of how would the delivery guy benefit? He generally is just a
peon working for hourly wages, not the owner. If he got caught, he
would go to jail for theft, anyway.
It simply ain't gonna happen.
The Shrink Ray strikes again, just like groceries (4 # sugar, 11 oz. pounds
of coffee, etc.). Container stays the same, content gets smaller, price
remains the same, and if you do inquire, they claim it's to avoid price
increases. That's an insult to our intelligence because it's not disclosed
to the consumer, on the container or in the store. They're counting on the
stupidity of the average American consumer. What's next, 3 qt. gas gallons?
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