On 12/10/05, Randall <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Must be a regional thing, every place here in the Pacific NW sells by
> > the actual fill.
> Maybe even a very regional thing ... I've bought propane in many different
> states and never had to pay a flat fee. Some places do have a minimum sale
> gallon or two ... if I need less than that I just go down the road to the next
Maybe. I've never filled a non-empty tank anywhere but around here.
All the filling stations around here either charge flat rate for 20#
tanks, or have a minimum that's pretty much what what a 20# tank costs
to fill. They're all still several bucks cheaper than exchanging the
tank, and it's filled to capacity, so I doubt they get many
complaints. They'll fill multiple 20# tanks, and larger ones by the
gallon, so construction people don't care.