Did you know that per DOT regulations, no individual is allowed to fill a cylinder that is overdue for periodic re-qualification with a hazardous material and then offer it for transportation?
More on filling tanks: during a visual inspection, a cylinder that has any of the following characteristics cannot be filled and offered for transport
- a crack or leak
- a defective valve
- a leaking or defective pressure relief device
- evidence of physical abuse
- fire or heat damage
- detrimental rusting or corrosion
Back to re-certifying. There is a stamped date on your tank, after 12 years you need to have your tanks re-certified in order to have them filled. After this first recertification, it’s a 5 year period until your tanks require a visual inspection. At this point, your propane tank is 17 years old…and it’s probably a good idea to buy a new one.
Roofmaster sells (and can re-certify) all types of propane tanks, from a 5 gallon (20 lb) up to a 25 gallon (100 lb). We can also fill your propane tanks in our Monterey Park branch