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Composite Propane Tanks

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Anyone every try using one of these for ice fishing? I think they have a 10# & 20# versions. Kinda spendy but the reduction in weight might be nice.

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I haven't seen a composit tank yet, but a friend has an aluminum tank and it seems to be nice and light.

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We received a bulletin from our propane supplier not to fill them. Apparently there where to many failures in a controlled test. If you bought one return it or exchange for a regular tank!

I just bumped that post to the top for you.

Composite Propane Cylinders

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I have not done any checking into of these yet. I have no idea how they will hold up in the cold temps. I can tell you that they are a fiberglass reinforced composite meterial that you can see through. My thoughts, I don't think dropping it out of the back of the Tundra onto solid ice on a 0 degree day would be at the top of my list of things to do while ice fishing! grin

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I just found this on a suppliers web site

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How does the cylinder perform in colder climates?

As part of the approval test program the cylinders are tested and approved down to -40C. The use of LPG in low temperatures is of course limited by the vaporization capability of the specific LPG mix.

Normally the casing will have no damage at low temperature if handled correctly, but it's less resistant to significant impact if handled severely.

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Looks like it would be wise to steer clear. Good information as usual airjer, thanks!

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Looks like it would be wise to steer clear. Good information as usual airjer, thanks!

I agree, the cold weather factor was a big concern in my mind.

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Man that sounds scary. Thanks airjer for the info.

Reminds me of time(oh no! story time) I was unloading a couple of 100# cylinders that were freshly filled off the back of truck ,at the time I was young and inexperienced. Being very carefull I unloaded the firt one successfully. I went and unloaded the second one and got to the ground then manueverd it where it needed to be. Just as I did the preasure release valve decided to vent a bit. Pointed directly at my chest it go woooooosh for 4 seconds then shut off. Needless to say I thought it was the end.

Guess you had to be there.

What is propane going for now I have a couple of 100# cylanders to fill.

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The 2 cheapest places in the east side that I have found is Blue Ribbon Bait and South Suburban Rental.

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