State cracks down on out-of-date propane tanks

GUNTERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The state is cracking down on old and out-of-date propane tanks.

If your tank is older than 12 years, it won't be refilled unless it's re-certified.

Checking the tank, you can find the date and if it ends in the letter "E", it's been re-certified and is good for five more years.

There is a way you can save yourself time and effort.

"Make sure that you have a new style valve that has what's called an OPD, overfill protection device. And make sure that your tank is at least 11 of 99 or up. That does change next month so every month it is going to change. So for next month, for Christmas, it's going to be 12 of 99," said Brandon Hodges, Bragg's Ace Hardware.

Hodges said all old-style, smaller valves with female threading can no longer be filled.

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