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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
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both around 22-24 dollars to refill it its totally empty.


I pay $15-16 currently at Wal-Mart. How much do they fill those tanks to?


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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
they weigh the tanks and 38lbs is the max weight


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ConfusedHawgInMO
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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
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Why people exchange tanks is beyond me.


Nobody around here wants to fill the damn things any more. Too much liability they say. I have 2 places around here that will fill them, 1 closes at noon on Saturday and the other is in the hood and turns into a 30 minute round trip. I can exchange at probably 6 places within 2 miles of my house.


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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
Don’t gamble


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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
The Uhaul near me charges $14 to refill.


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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
Tractor Supply fills mine for $1.99 a gallon so about $10.00 + tax.

You can see if your TSC location has propane refills on their website but the price per gallon is usually wrong.

Louisiana: Abbeville, Alexandria, Crowley, Deridder, Hammond, Natchitoches, New Iberia, Shreveport, Zachary


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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
Does BR have one? I don’t feel
Like we do


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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
Gonzales
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I think there used to be one on Sherwood but I could be thinking of another place


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tewino
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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
I just got mine topped off at the ace hardware on highland and kennelworth. 4 gallons? About $16-18. I had one gallon in it to start. Dude said it holds 5. They expire 12 years after the stamp date which mine was 08. He also said you’re better off refilling it rather than exchanging. He said they usually put 3 gallons in the exchangeable ones.

I’m not sure if the units were gallons or pounds. I think it’s gallons though.
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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
Do not chance it


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LSUvegasbombed
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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
they are the ones that told me a full tank will weigh 38 lbs

and i want to say and empty tank weighs 16 or 18lbs


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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
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they are the ones that told me a full tank will weigh 38 lbs

and i want to say and empty tank weighs 16 or 18lbs



The tank will have its empty weight stamped on it. I got 2 of mine filled the other day. One weighs 18 pounds empty and the other weighs 16 pounds empty. So if they put the 18 pound one on the scale and it weighs 18 pounds, they know it's empty and they need to fill until the total weight is 38 pounds. 20 pounds = 5 gallons. My 16 pound tank weighed 18 pounds, so they knew there was still half a gallon in it. Total amount between the 2 tanks was 9.5 gallons. After tax, it cost me $43 to fill both tanks completely, or $4.53/gallon.

The tanks you swapped are filled to 15 pounds, which is 3.75 gallons. Depending on where you go, you'll pay anywhere from $16-20 before tax. So even on the low end of that range, you'll still be paying somewhere around $5/gallon, and you don't get a full tank.

I know there are other places that fill them cheaper than the Ace Hardware, but that one is convenient to where I live.


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Buckeye06
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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
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The Uhaul near me charges $14 to refill.



I got into the red on mine, got it refilled and the guy said i still had 1/3 a tank. He said the red was a warning but not really that low


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CarRamrod
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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
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both around 22-24 dollars to refill it its totally empty. I would personally go with Ace on Highland but they always take 5 minutes to come out there and refill it.

they are VERY expensive. St Gab is way cheaper but further away. I dont remember exactly but i filled 4 for like 45-50 bucks.

only timne to exchange is when your runs out of cert date. SO nect time you exchange find a newly certified tank.
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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
you say its expensive but to exchange a tank at albs or where ever, its around 20 bucks for a not full tank.



CarRamrod
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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
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its around 20 bucks for a not full tank.

where are you paying that? Im remembering signs around br being like 29.99 to 34.99.

and last time i went to fill at Ace there, i was shocked how much more expensive it was than St Gab.
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LSUvegasbombed
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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
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I just got mine topped off at the ace hardware on highland and kennelworth. 4 gallons? About $16-18. I had one gallon in it to start.


CarRamrod
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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
ok well i go get mine filled at st gabe cause it was almost 1/3 to 1/2 of Ace last time i went.


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Jones
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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
A tank is 5 gallons?


CarRamrod
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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
20#. quick google search says a 20# tank should have 4.7 gallons in it.


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