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Old 09-07-2019, 07:23 AM   #1
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A tip to more easily know that gas switched tanks?

Anyone know the quickest way to see that the propane gas has emptied and has switched over to the other tank ?
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Old 09-07-2019, 07:33 AM   #2
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Look at the green/red indicator on the tank selector. If the arrow on the selector is pointing towards an empty tank, the indicator will be red, indicating that it has switched over to the other tank, as long as the other tank has some propane in it. If you turn the knob so the arrow points to the other tank, it should change to green, indicating that there is propane in that tank. If it stays red, you’re going to get cold.

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Old 09-07-2019, 07:37 AM   #3
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Also you can add an inspection window so you don't have to remove cover.

Propane Tank Cover Mod
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Old 09-07-2019, 07:39 AM   #4
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For this reson, I only use one tank at a time. I know it is out when one of my gas appliences wont work. Normally the fridge CHECK light comes on. ... So I switch manually and then KNOW to take my empty to refill at the next trip to town and I have a week or two + to do it.

I dont want it to switch atuomatically and I not know it.... then I have a potential OSWO situation brewing which can be a real pain.
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Old 09-07-2019, 07:42 AM   #5
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Also you can add an inspection window so you don't have to remove cover.

Propane Tank Cover Mod
This is what I was looking for. Thank you!
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Old 09-07-2019, 08:34 AM   #6
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You can add the Mopeka tank sensors. They mount to the underside of each tank with a magnet. You have a small readout that shows the level of each tank and also have an app for you smart phone that you can set the level at which it will alert you.
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Old 09-07-2019, 03:43 PM   #7
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That red/green indicator has never worked on my tanks. I knew it didn't work when I got to Las Cruces and on a cold morning found both tanks empty. When I checked the indicator it was green. The dude at the propane dealership told me those things never work. So I run one tank at a time. When it is empty, I manually switch over. Then I know for sure.
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Old 09-07-2019, 04:19 PM   #8
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" The dude at the propane dealership told me those things never work"

Well it has work for me for 9 years, so go figure.
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Old 09-07-2019, 05:40 PM   #9
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On my old trailer (SOB) the red Ang green indicator worked for ever. On My present Flagstaff the red green switch has never worked.
I am going to use the one tank open method
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Old 09-07-2019, 05:50 PM   #10
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" The dude at the propane dealership told me those things never work"

Well it has work for me for 9 years, so go figure.
How long is "never".

My old trailer's indicator was working fine after 22 years when I sold it and the one on my new trailer is working fine too..
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