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  • SAE 30 vs 10w-30 Which One to Choose & Why It Matters
    When it comes to maintaining your equipment, choosing the right oil for your machines is crucial. Understanding the differences between SAE 30 and 10w-30 oil can significantly impact the performance and longevity of your engines. Whether you’re running a generator, a chainsaw, or a lawn mower, the right oil ensures smooth operation and reduces wear … Read more
  • Does Costco Sell or Refill Propane Tanks? – Map of Locations & Info
    Costco is an excellent store for saving money and buying in bulk. Depending on your location, some Costcos offer various services such as Optometry, Pharmacy, Oil Changes, Gas Stations, and more. So you may be wondering, does Costco offer propane services too? Can you refill a propane tank at Costco or have one exchanged? Well, … Read more
  • Propane Freezing – How to Winterize Propane Tanks
    During the winter propane can be a lifesaver, and it’s crucial that your propane appliances are working properly when you living in freezing temperatures. However, sometimes due to the cold temperatures, propane tanks, and systems can become inoperable or malfunction. Before you assume your propane tank is frozen, let’s go over some basic information about … Read more
  • Why You Shouldn’t Lay Propane Tanks Sideways
    Ever wonder if you can lay a propane tank on its side? Well, whether it’s a 20 lb propane tank or a 100 lb propane tank, the propane inside is mostly in the form of a liquid and is kept at high pressure (typically between 100 and 200 psi). Because of this liquid propane, it’s … Read more
  • Propane Tank Not Opening or Working – Easy Fix
    Is your propane tank not opening or are you experiencing issues opening the valve (also referred to as handwheel) on the top of your tank? Just filled your propane tank and it’s not working? Let’s go over some of the common reasons this happens and how to fix them. Typically, if your propane tank valve … Read more