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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q. Does MVP sell portable propane tanks? What sizes are available?

A. We are able to purchase a variety of sizes, but the most common and accessible sizes are 20lb, 30lb and 100lb cylinder tanks, as well as 33lb and 43lb forklift tanks. Prices and availability may vary, but if we don't have it we can usually get it for you.

Q. Does MVP fill portable propane tanks?

A. We fill propane cylinders at our main office located at 1722 Mandan Ave, Mandan, ND.

Q. How do I recertify my propane tank? Is it cheaper to get a new one?

A. Customers can drop a tank off at our Mandan office between 8:00 a.m. - 4:30p.m. Monday-Thursday or 8:00a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on Fridays and the tank can be recertified (valve change if required) and refilled usually by the next business day. The size of the tank determines whether replacing valves and a recertification would be cost effective or if getting a new tank would suit you better. Feel free to call and ask one of our propane technicians which option will better meet your needs.

Q. Do you make or sell assorted propane accessories such as gauges, custom hoses, regulators, etc?

A. We have parts and accessories should the need arise for you to complete some small propane jobs around the house or shop. We also make customer hoses for all of your grilling, camping and heating needs. We strongly recommend you have all worked performed by a certified propane technician to avoid any safety hazards.

Q. When should I call in for a propane delivery for my bulk propane tank?

A. We recommend notifying us that you need propane when your tank gauge reads 25%. This gives us enough time to make it out to fill your tank should we get backed up and can't fill it right away. A 25% cushion provides peace of mind for all parties involved.

Q. Does it matter that I can't see my tank anymore because it's buried under snow?

A. We strongly recommend that you keep the sides, top and bottom of your tank(s) free and clear of debris as best as possible. Maintaining an unobstructed path to your tank is a good precautionary measure in case of emergency. We also recommend keeping all above-ground propane connections going into the structure clear of all debris. Debris, especially snow, can build up on and around outside connectors and fixtures and add weight they were not designed carry. This unintended weight atop the fixtures can lead to the fixtures fracturing or completely tearing away from the structure, which poses a potential threat if not caught in time.

See the Propane Safety Brochure for more info.