A gassy deal

Photo courtesy of christaki

No, this is NOT about a sale at Ben’s.

Propane Taxi, a service that I have in the past used and recommended, is running a pretty plum deal right now: a $10 tank exchange. Best I’ve ever seen at a hardware store or gas station is $18, and this beats that by $8 and you don’ t have to leave the house.

I presume this is a loss-leader they’re running to try to convince more folks to give them a try, and even aside from the deal I think you should. With gas prices what they are I think you can make a compelling case that the $3 more than Home Depot is close to a wash even before you figure the value of your time. At $10.60? Well worth it.

summer nites summer lites, courtesy of christaki

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


2 thoughts on “A gassy deal

  1. One thing to check is the volume of propane you get. The tanks all look the same, so we assume they are all filled the same. _Many_ vendors sell less-than-full tanks.

    You can determine this by weight. The standard gas grill size weighs about 20lbs empty, and they hold 20 lbs of propane, for a total weight of about 40lbs.

    $10 for a full tank seems very low, especially considering it is delivered. If it seems too good to be true…