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Old 06-15-2016   #1
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Propane Tanks revisited

Looks like the last thread on this is too old to reply to so I'm reviving it here.

Looking at composite tanks again- viking makes a 17lb composite. Anyone have experience with it?

Viking 17lb tank

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Old 06-15-2016   #2
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Old 06-15-2016   #3
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I've been looking at some of the aluminum propane tanks. But for the money I wonder if the weight savings would be worth it
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Old 06-15-2016   #4
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Have a 10 pound Viking. It rocks. Lightweight, no rust and you can see how much you have left.

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I have a 17#, love it
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I really like my 17 lber. Soft edges. Easy to lash. Lightweight. Propane level is visible. If I lost mine I would immediately replace it.
Just yesterday I was having mine refilled and the rookie hardware store kid put about a 4 oz. squirt in it and said it was full. I showed him the propane level at the bottom quarter of the tank. He then put about 4 more gallons in.

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Old 06-16-2016   #7
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I have an 11lb for 4ish years. It gets lots of use, has worked flawlessly.
FYI the 11lb tank is adequate for most trips
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Old 06-16-2016   #8
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11 pounder

Anyone know where you can get a tall 11 pounder here in Denver (steel is fine) Turns out mine is too old and I need one for this weekend.
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Old 06-16-2016   #9
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I got caught in the glass tank recall. Lost money on that deal.

Got an aluminum ten pound unit from amazon.

A few bucks more than the glass Viking etc glass units, but worth it to me to have metal that does not rust, light weight and is going to last a long time.
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Old 06-16-2016   #10
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I have the 17lb and love it.. I use it almost exclusively on my woodland power stove.. does fake fire, coffee, and dish water for a week no problem.

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