Letter: Buyer beware when buying propane
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To the editor:
When using a 20 lb propane cylinder during the last county fair, it ran out long before I thought it should. I eventually looked at the tank’s Blue Rhino label and saw it clearly stated the contents to be only 15 lbs. A typical empty 20 lb propane cylinder weighs about 18 lbs and is normally filled until its weight is 38 lbs. The difference, of course, is the 20 lbs of added propane.
There’s a lesson to be learned here I hope to share with others. How many people are aware Blue Rhino fills their cylinders with only 15 lbs of propane? I had assumed the cylinder to be filled with the full amount. I was wrong.
Retailers dealing in Blue Rhino cylinders are not responsible for the product. It is just a matter of buyer beware. Know what you’re getting for your money as well as what you are not.