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birddog
05-30-2008, 12:18 PM
Please check out this site. Apparently this is very dangerous. I have check it and it appears to be true.

http://www.npga.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=529

Specktater
05-30-2008, 02:06 PM
For cryin out loud. Now you gotta worry whether crank heads have turned your propane tank into a bomb? Are people going to screw up every little aspect of life? Thanks for the heads up birddog.

creekslick
05-30-2008, 02:18 PM
I work with Anhydrous ammonia (Cold Storage) and it will corrode brass and copper so I would say it is true. The crank heads use to steal ammonia but now make their own someway.

M R Dux
05-30-2008, 05:39 PM
I wish it was mandatory for the tank manufacturers to be required to install a device that would cause the tanks to explode violently when put in contact with anhydrous ammonia. These meth monster trash SOBs are responsible for a large majority of crimes in my area. The courts won't deal with them and we taxpayers have to support them for life after they totally ruin their health doing the crap. I have ZERO sympathy for them and could care less what bad things could happen to them.

LBM
05-30-2008, 06:35 PM
This could be a problem for those places that exchange tanks. If you go to a place that refills your own tanks for you it shouldn't be a problem.

I get mine refilled at a U-haul place not too far from me. They only charge for the amount of LP they put in the tank so I not getting ripped if I take a tank in with some still in it.

RACN35
05-31-2008, 05:15 AM
maybe - prolly not.......

when in doubt - SNOPE it out ........

http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/methtank.asp

M R Dux
05-31-2008, 06:28 AM
I don't know about WalMarts in your area but around here, the average employee isn't smart enough or doesn't care enough to look at what is being returned to the store. Same goes for convenience stores that do tank exchanges.

birddog
06-02-2008, 12:47 PM
maybe - prolly not.......

when in doubt - SNOPE it out ........

http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/methtank.asp


I tried Snopes but couldn't find it, thanks. It appears even Snopes is in doubt so I will be checking mine alot closer. I think I'll start having mine filled instead of exchanged.

grits and gravy
06-02-2008, 01:39 PM
The meth cooks dont exchange the empty tanks for full ones. They want empty ones so they can fill them up with anhydrous. If the tanks come into contact with any anhydrous the valve will turn green. It is pretty easy to see.