Originally Posted by Murf425
A born on date is one thing. A "rehydro by" date is something else entirely.
When you purchase a "new" tank your tanks have a rehydro by date on them?
All of mine have a born on date "stamped" one way or another depending on tank type. The DoT requires any tanks that are going to be transported on "their" roads to be recertified (rehydroed) safe according to certain guidelines. The first recertification (rehydro) is required on the schedule from the date of manufacture. I can get a tank rehydroed at any time and use that tank as long as it has not passed its "lifespan" which is from the date of manufacture not from the first rehydro.
And who is to determine the "need" safetywise for the rehydro? Mr. Average wants to save a buck who treats his equipment like crap? Or the transportation safety standards that are already in place and are the easiest to use and follow?
Anyone who fills cylinders can refuse to fill your cylinder at their discretion if they visually do not like the look of your tank regardless of ANY date