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SweetOak13
03-06-2016, 10:55 AM
Hello all, I have been searching like crazy for propane tanks for a build. I am located in Eastern Pennsylvania and can't find anything!! Most tanks I find are still commissioned for use so the prices are really high. I have searched local gas companies, craigslist, and scrap yards. Does anyone have any advice on locating tanks? Thanks in advance!

SmittyJonz
03-06-2016, 10:57 AM
Go South. Southern States are covered up in them. Up North is Heating Oil Tanks in basements and down South is Propane Tanks in backyards.

Search Craigslist in southern cities if you are willing to road trip for one.

SmittyJonz
03-06-2016, 11:05 AM
I know one guy that has them stacked like firewood but too far for you........too far for me too unless I was taking a trailer and buying 4-5-6 of them.......:loco:

LongIslandEd
03-06-2016, 11:43 AM
A couple of states won't allow the resale of condemned tanks, they have to be crushed or cut up. Make it a mega build and buy a small tanker from a junk yard.....MEGA BUILD :thumb:

BBQ Freak
03-06-2016, 12:07 PM
Paul Shirley has a whole back yard full of them he would sell , he said on another post that he has not been selling the propane models as much as the new rolled steel .

IamMadMan
03-06-2016, 02:40 PM
Have you tried searching across the border from the valley into New Jersey?

SweetOak13
03-06-2016, 02:53 PM
Have you tried searching across the border from the valley into New Jersey?

Yes Jersey seems to be dried up too.

SweetOak13
03-06-2016, 02:54 PM
Thanks to all for the responses. Hoping something pops up in the near future!

SweetOak13
03-06-2016, 02:55 PM
I know one guy that has them stacked like firewood but too far for you........too far for me too unless I was taking a trailer and buying 4-5-6 of them.......:loco:

I checked out Texas craigslist just for fun and I found hundreds of them. Just a little far from eastern Pa. haha

SmittyJonz
03-06-2016, 03:08 PM
Road Trip or buy rolled steel.

IamMadMan
03-06-2016, 08:39 PM
https://newjersey.craigslist.org/for/5443066626.html

mrwhale
03-07-2016, 10:38 AM
L P Cylinder Services
627 PA-434,
Shohola, PA 18458
(570) 685-8847

I pass this place during the summer months. Worth your time to give them a call. They have a huge pile of old tanks.

mrwhale
03-07-2016, 01:11 PM
Hello all, I have been searching like crazy for propane tanks for a build. I am located in Eastern Pennsylvania and can't find anything!! Most tanks I find are still commissioned for use so the prices are really high. I have searched local gas companies, craigslist, and scrap yards. Does anyone have any advice on locating tanks? Thanks in advance!

My curiosity got the better of me so I called LP Cylinder myself.

100 Gallon $50
250 Gallon $150

SmittyJonz
03-07-2016, 01:13 PM
That's good prices.

mrwhale
03-07-2016, 03:11 PM
That's good prices.

Now, if I had the space and tools I could build my own pit :doh:

4ever3
03-07-2016, 03:13 PM
Those tanks are cheap enough you could build a shop and buy all the equipment and still come out ahead!

Ok, not really, but it sounds good:mrgreen:

mrwhale
03-07-2016, 03:16 PM
You're right, it does sound good! :thumb:

SweetOak13
03-08-2016, 04:39 AM
My curiosity got the better of me so I called LP Cylinder myself.

100 Gallon $50
250 Gallon $150

WOW, thanks!!! I'll be calling them soon!

SweetOak13
03-08-2016, 04:45 AM
https://newjersey.craigslist.org/for/5443066626.html

I saw these as well. The picture looks very deceiving from the measurements given. Thinking about using that for the firebox considering how thick it is. Thanks!

Zak
03-08-2016, 10:10 AM
I've been looking for a 250 gallon tank myself for years and what kills me is there's a propane company i know of locally that has a bunch of different sized tanks just sitting in there yard waiting to be scrapped. I talked to the owner but he said they cant sell them due to liability issues. Of course that was 2 years ago and all the tanks are still rusting away due to the price of scrap being way down.

And as icing on the cake, i've come across 3 500 gallon tanks but no 250's. 500 is just way to big but they seem to be more abundant that 250's around here.

SmittyJonz
03-08-2016, 01:22 PM
I've been looking for a 250 gallon tank myself for years and what kills me is there's a propane company i know of locally that has a bunch of different sized tanks just sitting in there yard waiting to be scrapped. I talked to the owner but he said they cant sell them due to liability issues. Of course that was 2 years ago and all the tanks are still rusting away due to the price of scrap being way down.

And as icing on the cake, i've come across 3 500 gallon tanks but no 250's. 500 is just way to big but they seem to be more abundant that 250's around here.

Some states can sell them IF they are cut up. Seen some for sale with one end cut off. Not sure about your state........