Thursday, June 5, 2008

Outside grillers, propane tank users - GOOD SAFETY INFORMATION


A friend emailed me this information and I felt it was worthy to post on my blog. The weather is warm, more outdoor parties, cooking and overall entertaining. If you have a grill that uses a propane tank, this is useful information that comes from the NATIONAL PROPANE GAS ASSOCIATION.

Meth cooks are getting the propane tanks 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 by the way). 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 hoo ked up to our grills, etc. 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.'

Check out the following website for more details. They also have pictures so you know what it looks like.

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

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