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Scumfrog
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 04:05 AM 06/04/08 (CST)
"There was a meth training/workshop yesterday and there was a lot of great new information presented. I wanted to let you all know about one thing that I was not aware of.

Meth cooks are getting the from the exchanges at Wal-Mart, Kroger, etc. and emptying them of the propane. Then, they are filling them with anhydrous ammonia (which they now have a recipe for). After they are finished with them, they return them to the store. They are then refilled with propane and sent back for you and me to buy. Anhydrous ammonia is very corrosive and weakens the structure of the tank. It can be very dangerous when mixed with propane and hooked up to our grills, etc.

According to our presenter, you should inspect the propane tank for any blue or greenish residue around the valve areas. If it is present, refuse to purchase that one. The information was researched, and you should check out the following website for more details. They also have pictures you can show.



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




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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 06:45 AM 06/04/08 (CST)
Excellent catch, Scumfrog...




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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 08:57 AM 06/04/08 (CST)
How do they come up with this stuff?



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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 08:57 AM 06/04/08 (CST)
They sure are desperate!



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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 09:18 AM 06/04/08 (CST)
Thats very good info!!Thanks. You think all the places that do propane fills would hear about this?I have 4 of my own that I fill so wont be a problem for me, but pased it on to alot of friends!!
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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 12:48 PM 06/04/08 (CST)
Same here with owning a tank rather than exchanging.. when you own your own you know how they've been handled ..plus when you have them filled you know they're full because you see it done. I've had some blue rhino years ago from wal-mart that ran maybe 4 hours of grill-time.

The meth-head story is more reason to find a place to have them filled (it's also a lot cheaper to have one filled than pay exchange prices.)



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