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Old 12-31-2013, 12:08 PM   #11
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The pressure type gauges dont work well as by the time the gauge indicates low pressure you are out of gas.
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Old 12-31-2013, 12:31 PM   #12
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I just pour a cup of boiling water down the side of the tank. Where the tank turns cold is the level of the gas. As stated above, if one empties, I fill it before the second empties.

Note that this works ONLY if you use propane at the time of the test. so put your stove on for a couple minutes, before doing the hot water thing. The frost line will show up where the level of propane is.

Kinda of a pain tho
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Old 12-31-2013, 12:39 PM   #13
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They make a 20# and a 30# valve with a gauge built into it. Check with your local LP Gas dealer to get one installed.

looks like a level gauge to me and not a pressure gauge. Should be VERY accurate. I have one on a horizontal 20 lb tank in my slide in and it really works great. Only one tank in that dude, so it's good to know where you are...
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Note that this works ONLY if you use propane at the time of the test. so put your stove on for a couple minutes, before doing the hot water thing. The frost line will show up where the level of propane is.

Kinda of a pain tho
I beg to disagree. I've never had the gas on while doing the hot water thing. I don't look for frost, I run my hand down the side of the tank where I poured the water. You can feel the temp difference. A cup of hot (boiling) water down the side is easier for me than removing the tank for the weight test.
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I beg to disagree. I've never had the gas on while doing the hot water thing. I don't look for frost, I run my hand down the side of the tank where I poured the water. You can feel the temp difference. A cup of hot (boiling) water down the side is easier for me than removing the tank for the weight test.

If you use with the propane on, you get an actual frost line that is pretty precise, more so, in my experience than feeling the tank.

It is much easier than pulling the tank for sure. Potatoe potato
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Old 01-01-2014, 10:49 AM   #16
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They make a 20# and a 30# valve with a gauge built into it. Check with your local LP Gas dealer to get one installed.
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Do you have a manufacturer name and model number for these gauges, and where they can be purchased?

Cannot find them at our local propane dealers.

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Another idea I just checked out. Used me IR temp gauge that I use to check tire/hub temps (20$ Harbor freight). turn on you stove and shoot the tank side and you can clearly see the line of liquid propane.

Works great.
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:24 AM   #18
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I work for the distributor but we dont sell retail. Send me a pm and I will let you know.
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:20 AM   #19
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Thanks for all the ideas. I just put in an order to Truma for a LevelCheck. Great having so many helpful folks.
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None. When one runs out, I refill it before the second one runs out too.
Same here. Of course being in warmer climate I don't use much propane.
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