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AMERIGAS Propane Tank Exchange
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AMERIGAS

Propane Tank Exchange

  • 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
$19.97 /each

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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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Customer Questions & Answers

Can I be picky in choosing which tank I grab in exchange for the one I brought to the store to ensure is good condition?

Asked by: Anon
You can absolutely be picky when selecting your AmeriGas tank. We take pride in our production of cylinders to recycle or re-certify our expired tanks to make sure every tank is in up-to-date condition and ready for your grill! If you are talking about the condition in appearance of the tank, that is your personal preference. Hope that helps!
Answered by: AmeriGas
Date published: 2017-04-21

I have three old tanks I want to get rid of without exchange? What is the best way to do this?

Asked by: Blaze
Please contact or visit your local AmeriGas district who will gladly take your old tanks back. You can find your district by searching your area on our location finder: https://www.amerigas.com/propane-locations
Answered by: AmeriGas
Date published: 2017-04-21

What size is the tank? 5,10,15,20?

What size is the tank? 5,10,15,20?
Asked by: Learning
At AmeriGas safety is 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. In short, there are national regulations that prevent us from filling our tanks to 100% capacity.
Answered by: Lynsey
Date published: 2017-04-21

Can an AmeriGas tank be refilled?

Can this tank be refilled at a propane filling station elsewhere?
Asked by: sallyn
Yes, our tanks can be refilled. If you choose to refill your AmeriGas tank, please know the expiration date on the tank. When that date comes we suggest you take it to your local Home Depot and exchange it for a new certified tank.
Answered by: AmeriGas
Date published: 2017-04-21
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Customer Reviews

Propane Tank Exchange is rated 2.6 out of 5 by 46.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from You pay extra for convenience, and get less fuel, compared to having your own tank filled. A '20... You pay extra for convenience, and get less fuel, compared to having your own tank filled. A '20 lb' tank would hold 25 lb if filled to the top, and 80% of that is 20 lb. The marketing blurb on this site is deceptive. If you don't believe it, take the 'WC' (water capacity) figure stamped on the ring, which is the weight of water it would hold if filled to the top, multiply by .52 (just over half the density of water), and again by 0.8 (80% fill limit), and you'll get ~20 lb. Add the 'TW' (tare weight) figure that's stamped on the ring, which is the empty tank weight, and you can see how much is actually in there. Pressure depends only on temperature, so a pressure gauge on a stored tank is useless, by the way.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 1/2 filled tanks I exchanged a tank because it was out of date. Hooked it up to a portable heater and it ran out within an hour. THey clam they fill them to 15#. If you take them to go filled else wear they will fill them to 20#. If your tank is not out of date refill do not exchange!!!
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Two of the last 4 tanks I bought at HD (refilled) have failed long before being empty. Both time... Two of the last 4 tanks I bought at HD (refilled) have failed long before being empty. Both times, my meal was ruined and I had to return to HD and beg for another. NO MORE!
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst I would caution anyone from doing an exchange. I was stupid enough to do an exchange with a brand new tank I bought off HD. Received a beat up tank, connected it to the regulator and it is hissing and leaking gas at the valve. Now I am out of my brand new tank for a beat up leaking tank. I don’t even want to exchange it for another one. I think the best route is getting a brand new tank and having it filled at a propane service station. I am guessing people use this exchange to ditch their aged, expired beat up tanks for a “conditioned” tank. Unfortunately it looks like they don’t condition and leak test these beat up tanks well enough. I hope I can get my brand new tank back from them.
Date published: 2016-09-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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".
Date published: 2016-05-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of Money I had three different tanks from Amerigas. The are garbage. The valves on all three leaked so I lost most of the propane. Do yourself a favor and buy a new tank and just pay to have it filled. You will save money and frustration. Most of these tanks are very old.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-11-23
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