propane tanks need inspection
Jim Feuerbach (jrf01@HEALTH.STATE.NY.US)
Wed, 23 Sep 1998 14:56:04 -0400
Yesterday I brought the troop's two propane tanks to a dealer to be filled.
I was told that first they had to be inspected. That was fine with me, the
more safety the better. I was shown that the rust pits on the bottom of the
tank could lead to a dangerous leak. The tanks were junk. But, since the
inspector was a scout as a child, he gave me two used tanks that did pass
inspection. The troop just had to pay for the propane.
WARNING- All tanks with the old style valves have until the end of this
month to be inspected to be allowed to be refilled until March, 2002. AFTER
Sept 30, 1998, any tank with the old style valve brought in to be
refilled, will first have to be fitted with a new valve, then refilled.
According to the signs at the dealer, this is a federal law.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City