- Tanks Refills and Recertifications
Propane Tanks Refills and Recertifications
We Recertify OPD Propane Tanks.
We Sell 1 to 23-gallon Cylinders.
We can special order 420s.
• We do tank repair and revalve.
• Drop your old tank off here, and we'll recycle it.
• We repair forklift/Hyster tanks.
• Refill your propane tanks for only $2.00 a gallon!
We do Tank Recertifications
For 5-pound to 100-pound Propane Cylinders
Why do you need to have your tank recertified?
In Oregon and Washington, "new" tanks require recertification after 12 years. After that, they require recertification every five years.
Each cylinder has a month and year stamp on the flange (the big ring around the top - see picture). If your tank passes pressure and visual inspection, you'll receive an I.D. tag that's valid for five years.
Propane Basics: (Cylinders are rated by pounds, not gallons.)
One gallon of propane weighs 4.24 pounds. For example, a 20-pound cylinder holds approximately 4.7 gallons of propane. 4.7-gallons of propane (4.7 x 4.24 pounds) equals 19.98 pounds.
For 5-pound to 40-pounders: To recertify, we charge $10.00 per tank for 5-pound to 40-pounders.
This service takes five to 10-minutes. If we're too busy, we'll have you leave your tank. We store them in a locked tank cage.
Forklift Tank: If you have a forklift (Hyster) tank, the charge is $15.00 per tank, plus the price of a pressure relief valve, which runs about $40.00. The turnaround is usually 24-hours, so you will need to leave the tank with us overnight. (If needed, we can completely refurbish your Hyster tank for about $100.00 as long as your tank is still approved for service use.)
If your tank does not qualify for recertification, we waive the $10 or $15 charge. After that, there are several options, depending on the tank. For 20-pound cylinders, it usually doesn't make sense to repair them.
Revalving or replacing are your options. Hometown can do both. If you choose not to repair or revalve your tank, we can recycle it for you for free. There's a lot to recertification, we are trying to keep this explanation as simple as possible.
Learn more ... Oregon.gov article PDF on OPD Propane Tanks.