Viability of Old Propane Tank
Might be a bit off-topic for GBA but you seem to be the best source of homeowner expertise in general.
I have a Manchester brand 20 lb steel cylinder I bought new about 20 years ago and never used. These tanks are supposedly good for 12 years then can be recertified for various lengths of time.
Am I still good to go for 12 years if I put it in service now on a grill? I may also be missing safety features implemented in the past two decades, but it does have the newer OPD valve. Probably makes sense to swap it at the grocery store but I like to keep the nice shiny ones instead of the beat up ones for exchange, not to mention the exchanges are more expensive than re-filling. Thanks.
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