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AMERIGAS

Model # 204S

Internet # 202317242

Store SKU # 600372

Propane Tank Exchange

$19.97 /each
  • Tanks can be used for grills, patio heaters, fryers and fire pits
  • We accept any tank, no matter the condition
  • AmeriGas tanks are leak tested and inspected

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Product Overview

Is it getting hot over here, or is that just us. AmeriGas Propane Exchange is the quick, easy way for you to swap out a tank, or buy a spare. Available at over 48,000 locations nationwide, there is always a local place to get propane you can trust, and get on with your day. With safety being our number one priority, the chemical properties of propane restrict us to only fill our tanks to 80% capacity. Our main concern is the variable expansion ratio of the liquid within the container over a temperature rise. By not filling to 100%, a vapor space is created within the container. This allows room for liquid expansion, should it occur, and allows vaporization of the liquid propane to occur unimpeded.

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  • Visit your local home depot store
  • Leave your propane tank outside the store to make an exchange
  • Pay the cashier for either an exchange or purchase, and follow the attendant to the propane exchange center
  • Grab your new tank when the attendant opens the AmeriGas Propane Exchange Display and swap out your used tank, if you're making an exchange
  • Never bring tanks indoors

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Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.) 
12.3 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
17.8 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
12.3 in 
Product Diameter (in.) 
12 in 

Details

Number of cylinders included 
Outdoor Living Product Type 
Liquid Propane 
Pre-Filled 
Yes 
Tank weight (lb.) 
32 

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Can an AmeriGas tank be refilled?

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January 17, 2016
Can this tank be refilled at a propane filling station elsewhere?
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Yes.
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Yes.
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May 9, 2016
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Yes, and usually for less than doing an exchange.
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January 28, 2016
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Yes, this tank is refillable.
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I have three old tanks I want to get rid of without exchange? What is the best way to do this?

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Sacramento Ca
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May 29, 2016
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Take it to a local propane company that refills tanks. My local propane company loves it when you drop them off. They just take them, recertify them, and then use them for exchanges.
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I'm pretty sure you can Just leave the old tanks there.
check with the store, though.
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May 11, 2016
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Advertise on social websites and Craigslist. These tanks are in high demand among DIYers who convert them into rocket stoves.
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February 13, 2016
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If the tanks are empty, take them to the nearest metal recycler. They'll buy them from you for a few bucks each. Or advertise them and sell them locally. If you just want to get rid of them, take them to Home Depot, or any other place that does tank exchanges, and just leave them beside the tank exchange OUTSIDE the store.
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Will Home Depot accept a Corrigan tank in exchange? Just moved to the area and they do not have a distributor near by.

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If it has the newer valve, yes, brand doesn't matter.
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Yes, the did exchange my old rusty non-amerigas tank for the new full one.
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No. I tried to exchange a non-AmeriGas propane tank at a Home Depot store and was told they only accept AmeriGas propane tanks in exchange.
Perhaps this policy varies from store to store. Your best bet is to contact your local store and see what they say. Good luck.
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AmeriGas Propane Exchange at Home Depot will accept any grill tank no matter the condition and will exchange it for a new AmeriGas tank.
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How long are these supposed to last

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I cooked on a Saturday for a couple of hours, turned everything off, including the open/close valve on the tank and on Monday the tank was almost empty. The grill has 3 burners but I only used 2. Does propane normally go that quickly?
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Should not be almost empty, if the tank was new and full to begin with. If there was a leak any where, you would smell it. You did use it heavily it seems. I use a 1 lb on my 10,000 btu portable for 3 hours before it is almost empty.
You must have started with a 1/4 full tank, it seems.
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By your question I'm guessing you're a gas grill rookie, because if you had been using your grill for a while, you would have sort of a "feel" for how long a tank lasts for the type of grilling you normally do. Because you wrote the tank was "almost empty" after 2 hrs I'm also guessing that your grill has a sort of scale that indicates when a tank is full, 3/4 full, 1/2 full, etc. Those aren't precise, Read More
By your question I'm guessing you're a gas grill rookie, because if you had been using your grill for a while, you would have sort of a "feel" for how long a tank lasts for the type of grilling you normally do. Because you wrote the tank was "almost empty" after 2 hrs I'm also guessing that your grill has a sort of scale that indicates when a tank is full, 3/4 full, 1/2 full, etc. Those aren't precise, but are helpful — especially if you install a fresh tank and the grill scale shows it is something less than max full, or, if you haven't used the grill for quite a while and wonder if there's enough fuel remaining for whatever you want to grill.
To answer your question, two burners running for about 2 hours almost emptying a full tank does seem a bit fast. But, a lot depends on the size of the burners and if you had both burners at max heat for the entire 2 hrs. Read Less
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There are several possible explanations: (1) The tank did not weigh about 37 pounds when you bought it. Search the web for the exact weight of a 20-pound net-weight tank and carry a pocket fishing scale with you. Tanks get shorted during refilling and there is nothing that the retailer can do about that. (2) Assuming that "a couple" means 2, then you used A LOT of fuel over 4 burner-hours of cooking Read More
There are several possible explanations: (1) The tank did not weigh about 37 pounds when you bought it. Search the web for the exact weight of a 20-pound net-weight tank and carry a pocket fishing scale with you. Tanks get shorted during refilling and there is nothing that the retailer can do about that. (2) Assuming that "a couple" means 2, then you used A LOT of fuel over 4 burner-hours of cooking (e.g., full blast rather than simmer); this seems possible but unlikely, except in combination with (1) above. (3) Your bbq has no regulator, relying upon the hose to have one, thus keeping their price down. (4) Your hose does not have a regulator. (5) Whateve regulator(s) you have are defective. (6) There is a leak where two pieces of hose or aluminum gas line join; inside, you would smell gas, but not outside.. Read Less
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Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 37 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by The Good and Bad I normally take my propane tanks to a local refill station. On one occasion when on one else was open, I had to buy a tank at the exchange station at my local HD. Using the exchange is good in that it is quick and easy. Most refill stations near me close at 5 p.m. Exchange services are open far later hours. In addition refill stations will take your tank regardless of its condition. Here's the downside. For one there is a price for the convenience of the service. You get roughly 15 lbs. of propane for slightly more than you would pay for 20 lbs. if you went to a refill station. Second while the exchange will take your tank regardless of its condition, the one you get in return may not be in the best condition either. The most important thing is for the tank to function properly but honestly, who wants a ratty looking tank in their nice grill. While I prefer to take my tanks to refill stations, I'm glad this service is available. June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kiosk works great! & 34# tank weight! First time for me to try the exchange at the kiosk (self serve) and I was a little apprehensive. But it was very easy to do in just a minute or two. It says you get 15# of gas but I weighed mine and it was more than a pound over. Total weight was nearly 34 pounds. That works for me!! July 1, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Here are the facts Here are the facts: A "20# cylinder" is called that because that is its "maximum safe capacity". That is the most propane it can safely contain. This accounts for the 20% gas space which allows for expansion. One gallon of propane weighs 4.24#. Therefore, a 20# cylinder filled to "maximum safe capacity" will contain (20# / 4.24gal/#) = 4.7 gallons of propane. If you take a propane tank to a service station and fill it "all the way", you will leave with 4.7 gallons in your tank, because they will not fill the tank beyond its "maximum safe capacity". At this point, the tank is "full". A typical empty "20# cylinder" weighs around 17#. Therefore, a "full 20# cylinder" weighs around (17# + 20#) = 37#. This Amerigas cylinder weighs 32#. Therefore, this Amerigas cylinder gives you (32# - 17#) = 15# of propane. Given that a "full" cylinder can hold 20# of propane, and the Amerigas cylinder gives you 15#, the Amerigas cylinder is being sold at (15# / 20#) = 75% "full". May 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Still waiting Great idea. Too bad when I enter the code a locker containing an empty tank opens up. Waiting 20 minutes to exchange is ridiculous!! I've already turned away 3 would be customers!!! You're welcome! May 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Totally pleased with LP tank exchange A neighbor who was moving wanted to get rid of a couple of rusty 20# LP tanks, so I volunteered to take 'em. Considering their appearance, I didn't want any guests at a cookout by my place to see them plus wasn't sure if my local LP guy would fill them. So I decided to try the tank exchange at Home Depot. No problem. Both tanks I received looked almost new plus my HD discount sweetened the deal. I read several complaints here about the AmeriGas exchange tanks not being completely filled. So after I got home I weighed each AmeriGas tank and a full 20# tank filled by my LP dealer. All were the same. True, as someone here commented, the LP dealer does charge a few bucks less. But he sure wouldn't have traded like-new tanks for heavily rusted tanks. January 31, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good Product A lot of people are complaining about them not filling their tanks to 100%. if you read the description they give they quote: "With safety being our number one priority, the chemical properties of propane restrict us to only fill our tanks to 80% capacity. Our main concern is the variable expansion ratio of the liquid within the container over a temperature rise. By not filling to 100%, a vapor space is created within the container. This allows room for liquid expansion, should it occur, and allows vaporization of the liquid propane to occur unimpeded." They have to do this for safety reasons. January 12, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Exchange weight not reliable Many reviewers complain about partially filled exchange tanks. This is true of all brands, not just Amerigas. In my experience with refilling my own tanks, partial refills are caused by early termination of refilliing procedure. I suggest taking a digital bathroom scale to the store and refusing to exchange for a bottle that weighs significantly less than 37 pounds. Alternately, buy in bulk (100 gallon minimum at my dealer) and refill your own 20-pound(barbecue), 16-ounce (camper stove) and 14-ounce (soldering torch) tanks and bottles. In any event, don't hassle store clerks because there is nothing that they can do except swap for another tank. November 23, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tanks ALWAYS Under-filled Constantly returning tanks to Queen Creek Home Depot that are under-filled. Had to buy a pressure guage specifically to test tanks and INFREQUENTLY get a full tank. In fact seldom are the tanks half full. If HD or ameri-ss claims the guage might be faulty - I purchased that from china-Depot. January 2, 2016
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