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Old 12-03-2014, 02:19 PM   #11
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Windjammin, I checked and after reading the reviews I don't think I would buy that gauge.

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Old 12-03-2014, 02:38 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Helmsey View Post
I use the infrared temp gun we travel with and can tell levels of the tanks with it. There is a good temperature change on the bottle where it has propane and where it doesn't.
X2 Plus you can use it to check your wheel bearing temperatures when on the road.


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Old 12-08-2014, 10:21 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Bryce View Post
Pouring hot water down the side of the tank and feeling where the water turns from hot to cold always works for me.
+1, this is my preferred method. That, or weighing the tanks (a pain), or a built-in gauge are the only reliable methods.

The add-on pressure gauges are useless due to how the propane is extracted from the tank. Propane gas is boiled off of the surface of the liquid propane, and that surface area is constant the whole time until you hit the lower "shoulder" (rounded part) at the bottom. At that point the pressure gauge will drop, but that is a very small time frame and you would be lucky to notice it.

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