Ontario Propane Blog

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

Customer Appreciation Week: A Thank You to Our Customers

Posted on Wed, May 02, 2018 @ 05:11 PM

Next week is our annual Customer Appreciation Week at Budget Propane! This is our opportunity to thank all of our fantastic residential, commercial and building contractor propane clients for choosing Budget Propane Ontario as your propane supplier.

Just in time for the BBQ season, we bring you special pricing on propane - for next week only! We welcome customers, both long-standing and new, to stop by and take advantage of our special offer. 

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Topics: Budget Propane, Propane Fuel, Propane Cylinders

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