I bought it as "new" but it's the old thick heavy style. When I went to the local heating supply place I told them what I had in mind and they gave me a deal on that one.
They said it was new, but OLD.... but I suspect it was probably used and had been empty for a long long time.
After I cut it open it appeared clean but just to be safe I scrubbed it with a scouring brush and about a gallon of "Castrol's Super Clean"and burnt it out really good with several dousings of "Coleman Fuel" 2 gallons in all. That stuff REALLY gets hot! Then power washed it. Anyhow, if it was a used tank, I've had no issues with it yet.
The weather is here.... wish you were beautiful
Imagine my disappointment if i were here to make you happy