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Old 04-16-2011, 01:55 PM   #11
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Is it me or am I the only one that runs out of propane at 2:00am when it is cold out side.
You don't have an automatic switch-over regulator ??
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Old 04-16-2011, 02:09 PM   #12
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You don't have an automatic switch-over regulator ??
On my TT there is an option to leave it in the middle which will use both tanks. The downside to that is when you find out the propang is empty both tanks will be empty.
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Old 04-16-2011, 02:32 PM   #13
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so 1.5 to 2 lbs a day seems to be the average if I"m figuring that right.

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Old 04-16-2011, 04:57 PM   #14
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every time we head out camping i always wonder if we have enough propane. there is a small gauge where the hoses from the two 30 pound tanks meet the regulator between the tanks, but it doesn't show the amount accurately.
So the other day my wife and i were shopping at Costco and saw propane tank fuel level gauges. I purchased two ($12 each) and came home and installed them on the tanks.(the hoses were a little tight but i managed to make it work) The needle on the gauge's showed one tank empty and the other one at 2/3 full.
it'll be nice this season not having to remember when we topped up last and no keeping track how much we use!!
the gauges have night glow so you can see the amount at night.(or maybe at 2am when the furnace isnt working and you realize you forgot to check your checks)
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Old 04-16-2011, 05:56 PM   #15
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we can go more than 21 days of camping before we exhaust our two 20gall. tanks.
unless we use the furnace a lot.
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Old 04-16-2011, 06:06 PM   #16
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If I am unsure before an extended trip, I will weigh my tanks. 54 lbs. full, 24 lb. empty.
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Old 04-16-2011, 06:41 PM   #17
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What do you use to weigh them? A special scale, or is there something a little more simple? (Or just a regular bathroom scale?)
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Old 04-16-2011, 06:43 PM   #18
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What do you use to weigh them? A special scale, or is there something a little more simple? (Or just a regular bathroom scale?)
Bathroom scales. I weighed one when empty, and then after the fill to get a baseline.

Some people say that I am anal.
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...is there something a little more simple?
If propane is in use (such as the furnace or turn on a stove burner), slowly pour a warm cup of water down the side of the tank in use and frost/condensation will form at the liquid level.
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