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Old 04-14-2013, 08:33 PM   #1
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Monitoring Propane Tank Levels

How do you monitor how much propane is left in your tanks before running out? I hate to rely on the "Oops! I think I'm out of propane method". I do have two tanks that allows me to change to the full tank....Just trying to avoid running out of gas by surprise, or in the middle of the night Thanks in advance...

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Old 04-14-2013, 08:36 PM   #2
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You can check by pouring hot water down the side of the tank. The empty space in the tank will allow the tank to warm...the propane in the tank will keep the tank surface cool. You can easily tell where the propane level is.

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Old 04-14-2013, 08:37 PM   #3
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How do you monitor how much propane is left in your tanks before running out? I hate to rely on the "Oops! I think I'm out of propane method". I do have two tanks that allows me to change to the full tank....Just trying to avoid running out of gas by surprise, or in the middle of the night Thanks in advance...

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When one tank is empty the auto valve switches over then I fill empty tank till auto valve switches back then I fill that thank.
You never run out that way.

Rinse and repeat! Lol
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:59 PM   #4
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When one tank is empty the auto valve switches over then I fill empty tank till auto valve switches back then I fill that thank.
You never run out that way.

Rinse and repeat! Lol


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Old 04-15-2013, 09:19 AM   #6
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I need one!!! But....there are sooooo many things wrong with the little camping video on their web site!
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I use this scale to weigh my tank:
Chestnut ToolsŪ Portable Electronic Scale - Lee Valley Tools

Yes, it does take a couple of minute to remove and replace the tank- but I also know exactly how many pounds of propane I have left. It is also funny to see the reaction on the face of the guy at Co-op when I go to fill and tell him exactly how much it needs. I will take the tank and lift it up and down a couple of times to make it look like I am weighing it with my arm, and say "It just needs to be topped up; feels like it needs 8 pounds."
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:35 AM   #8
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When one tank is empty the auto valve switches over then I fill empty tank till auto valve switches back then I fill that thank.
You never run out that way.

Rinse and repeat! Lol
Ditto, but I had to learn to read the gauge as I let myself run out of propane entirely TWICE before a comment by the mobile RV tech made me understand.

So here's what I learned:
Understanding my Automatic Propane Changeover
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:40 AM   #9
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This is on the add.

"Not for plastic cylinders, butane cylinders, gas tanks or refillable gas tanks."

I thought our tanks were considered "refillable gas tanks"
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This is on the add.

"Not for plastic cylinders, butane cylinders, gas tanks or refillable gas tanks."

I thought our tanks were considered "refillable gas tanks"
I think there are semantics between a cylinder and a tank. I think we use cylinders, even though we call them tanks.

Or something.
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