blrman07 wrote:Wow.....refill a BBQ tank for 4 and change? Around my neck of the woods it's about $18. Hence we appear to be completely reversed on fuel cost. Propane is really propain here. Anthracite coal is cheap because I live where it comes from.
If propane around here was only $1.00 a gallon I would be all over it.
blrman07 wrote:Is that a dollar a gallon or a dollar a pound. That would mean it costs you only about $4.50 to refill a bbq grill cylinder??? Did you get that right? If it is a dollar a gallon I wouldn't hesitate to switch
For it to be cost effective for me to burn propane it would have to get down to under $0.10 a pound. Currently my bulk coal costs me $.065 per pound for an average 12,500 btu/lb. The propane in my area is running about $5.18 per pound with a pound of propane running around 21,600 btu/lb. To normalize the cost I will multiply the cost per pound of propane by .578 and get $2.99 for 12,500 btu equivalent for propane vrs coal.
Now I may have done this wrong but my feeble brain tells me that even if I did do the math wrong it would cost me a BUNCH more to heat with propane than it does coal in my area or your area. Even if I went with the average price around here of $5.99 a 50 lb bag it's still saving me over propane.
When propane gets under the price of coal, I'll switch. Until then I burn the black rocks.
You can challenge my math but not the logic
top top wrote:I had my tanks filled about a month ago, I have three 420 tanks, which hold about 95 gallons each at 80%. Cost was $2.29/gallon plus about $9.00 "environmental" fee which they add on for running the truck out. I don't remember the exact numbers, it was a little under 300 gallons for a little over $600. I usually fill them in the summer when the price is down, but I was getting low.
On those grill tanks, the tank exchange is more expensive than refilling your tank, plus I see the exchange tanks are sometimes filled to 18 lbs instead of 20. I had my 20lb grill tank filled at my local TSC, cost just over $11.00. Around here I think the exchange tanks run about $21 plus tax, over $22 total.
Sunny Boy wrote:top top wrote:I
It's been many years since refilling BBQ tanks around here was $11.00. We own our BBQ tanks and get them refilled at local fuel oil/pro-pain dealer, which is the cheapest price around. End of last summer it was $15.00, Last week it was $16.00.