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Old 06-14-2011, 03:06 PM   #1
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Refrigerator propane use?

Roughly how long will a 30 lb. tank last running the frige?

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Old 06-14-2011, 03:09 PM   #2
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If it is just the fridge (and you don't open it too much) you can easily get a month from a 30 pound bottle of propane. If you cook or heat it will be much less.
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:17 PM   #3
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Thanks Lou, I need to get it ready for a trip. I want to leave it at the storage lot instead of bringing it home. So if I turn it on tonight it should be good to go Thrusday morning. I hope.
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:39 PM   #4
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Make sure it is full when you start!

Can't tell you the last time I "ran out" on a "full" bottle.
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:40 PM   #5
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I just got back had to charge the battery a little with the truck. I was thinking if they were or half way can't remember. Oh well.
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:56 PM   #6
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Lou what do you mean by "too much"? I have it planned to start mine early for a trip and that statement made me wonder. One full turn of both tanks (2 - 20 lb tanks).
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:01 PM   #7
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I think he means if you don't open the fridge too much. Open the tanks all the way. The valve seals closed and it also seals the stem when all the way open. If it's only open partially there is a chance the propane will leak around the valve.
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:02 PM   #8
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Lou what do you mean by "too much"? I have it planned to start mine early for a trip and that statement made me wonder. One full turn of both tanks (2 - 20 lb tanks).
I think Lou meant not to open the fridge door too much......that will take the take temperature up quickly. I load ours in a couple of shifts. The temperature will go up loading, I then let it come back down before the next batch. But if everything is already cold (as it should be), it ain't a gonna matter all that much.

If you have the automatic regulator switch over valve, turn the pointer to 1 tank (your last used tank, regardless of level), turn on both tanks slowly (so the over fill protection valve doesn't slam shut), and also open the valves all of the way.
When the supply tank goes empty, the system will automatically switch to the 2nd tank. Move the switch to the 2nd tank, remove the 1st tank, fill, replace, and the process starts all over again. If you move the switch to the 2nd tank, you don't even have to shut down the system to fill the 1st tank.
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Doug, you beat me posting by just 1 minute.
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Thanks

Misunderstood the "open too much" part. If this is the last time I do that, I will have to remind my DW.
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