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chicago - where to refill my grill's liquid propane tank?

chicagopaint Jun 11, 2010 10:02 AM

Hi - I live in Bucktown in Chicago and I want to refill my grill's liquid propane tank, not exchange it for a full tank at a gas station. Does anyone know where I can take my tank to have it filled? Thanks!

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    citywayne Jun 14, 2010 05:49 PM

    A lot of jewels, home depots, menards have exchanges. Even some Walgreens.

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    1. re: citywayne
      nsxtasy Jun 14, 2010 06:50 PM

      The OP is looking for a place that refills the same tank, rather than exchanging it for another, full tank like the supermarkets and hardware stores do. (I still don't understand what the advantage is; I've always just exchanged the tank.)

      1. re: nsxtasy
        gleam Jun 14, 2010 08:03 PM

        it's cheaper.. a refill might $10-15 and an exchange is more likely to be $15-25. Also of note: most of the exchange places (blue rhino/amerigas) have reduced their tanks from 20lbs to 15lbs over the past few years without changing their prices.

        One other reason: the tanks you get in exchanges are often of much worse quality than the tank you'd buy yourself or that came with your grill.

        1. re: gleam
          chicagopaint Aug 14, 2010 11:11 AM

          exactly! i had a nice tank with a gauge that showed when it was running low, and where i used to live, filling my tank was cheaper than exchanging. thanks for everyone's help.

    2. chicgail Jun 13, 2010 06:18 AM

      There's a U-Haul facility right in the 'hood -- on Damen, between Fullerton and Webster that refills propane tanks.

      1. nsxtasy Jun 12, 2010 05:48 PM

        Why wouldn't you just exchange it for a full one, if I might ask? (I'm sure you already know you can do this at most hardware stores, supermarkets, etc.)

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        1. re: nsxtasy
          delk Jun 12, 2010 06:28 PM

          It's cheaper, but I do it because I go to the place on 39th and Ashland which means I can hit up Filbert's on 34th for a case of rootbeer and a case of mixed soda.

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          StPauliGirl Jun 12, 2010 04:40 PM

          Many U-Haul locations provide this service. Call ahead first and ask.

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            normalheightsfoodie Jun 11, 2010 11:34 AM

            You should repost it on the Chicago site.

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              roro1831 Jun 11, 2010 10:42 AM

              Try this link out


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