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Budget Propane Customer Appreciation Week May 6th-10th. Discounted Cylinder Fills: A Token of Our Gratitude

Posted on Tue, Apr 30, 2024 @ 01:51 PM

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As Budget Propane gears up to celebrate Customer Appreciation Week, we are thrilled to extend our gratitude to all our loyal clients and the community we serve.

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Proper Disposal of Refillable Propane Cylinders

Posted on Mon, Apr 17, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

Did you know that propane cylinders should never be thrown in household garbage or roadside recycling containers?

If a refillable propane cylinder has expired, rusted, dented, or is otherwise damaged, it can no longer be filled. These cylinders must either be re-qualified or disposed of and recycled through the appropriate channels.

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Topics: Propane Cylinders

Safety Tips for Propane Fire Pits

Posted on Tue, Jun 14, 2022 @ 10:10 AM

It's one of those big trends you see every once in awhile in home outdoor living & patio design - the fire pit. You just need to look through your local real estate listings to see how many people are installing fire pits and showcasing them as a backyard feature.

A fire pit looks inviting and reminds us that our outdoor space can be an area for family and friends to get together and enjoy time outside. No wonder they are so popular! And the heat they generate means you can enjoy your patio at the start of the spring and well into the fall.

Fire pits can be wood, natural gas or propane. Of course the advantage of propane is that the unit can be run from a portable propane cylinder and propane provides strong BTU heat and burns clean.

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Topics: Propane Cylinders, Propane Appliances, Propane Fire Pits

How to Dispose of an Old Propane Refillable Cylinder

Posted on Mon, Jul 19, 2021 @ 02:33 PM

In Canada, it is regulated by law that refillable propane cylinders must be replaced or inspected and requalified by a Transport Canada registered requalifer every 10 years. In fact, it’s against the law to fill an expired or damaged cylinder.

So, what happens if you have a damaged or expired propane cylinder that you need to dispose of? If you possess an expired or damaged propane cylinder at your Ontario home or cottage that you have no idea how to dispose of correctly there are a few things to keep in mind, Budget Propane Ontario looks at them in this blog.

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Topics: Propane Cylinders

Frequently Asked Questions About Propane Installations

Posted on Tue, Apr 13, 2021 @ 03:20 PM

Are you building a rural property and are at the stage of considering your heating fuel source? For many homeowners the choice is clear - and it's economical, eco-friendly propane!

We've written about the many environmental benefits of choosing propane, and talked about how versatile the energy is - as it can be used in so many different functions, furnace heating, clothes driers, ranges, cooktops, BBQs, water tanks, etc.

When you've decided propane is right for your home / cottage, or commercial business such as farm, greenhouse or restaurant then the next step is to learn more about installation.

Your Budget Propane sales representative will be pleased to go over this with you, and help you choose from upright or torpedo tanks and discuss options for tank location. In addition, we've put together a list of frequently asked questions that you can review.

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Topics: Installation, Propane Cylinders

Learn About Propane: Cylinder Collar Markings

Posted on Sat, Feb 20, 2021 @ 04:54 PM

Did you know it's against the law for an expired or damaged cylinder to be filled?Propane cylinders have a range of identifying marks that tell consumers and handlers if the cylinder is approved and when it was tested.

Here's some information that identifies codes and dates stamped onto the collar.  



A - TC - Transport Canada Design Specification: Shows that the cylinder has been designed to Transport Canada specifications and can be used and filled in Canada. Letters TC

B - Reference TC specification number

C - Working pressure of the cylinder (17 bars=1.7 MPa)

D - Water capacity in litres (volume)

E - Letter T followed by the tare weight (the weight of the empty cylinder including the valve)

F - Manufacture's serial number

G - Manufacturer's name or symbol

H - Test month Manufacture's Serial Stamp - month (2 digits), separator, year (last 2 digits)

I - Space to indicate a retest date. Propane cylinders need to be re-qualified or replaced every 10 years. This date will show when the re-qualification took place.

Download a copy of this propane factsheet from the Canadian Propane Association.

Budget Propane is a family owned and operated bulk propane supplier in Central Ontario. Visit our website to learn more about propane!

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Topics: Propane Cylinders

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