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Old 08-21-2013, 05:29 PM   #11
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I use the hot water trick (pouring on the tank not DW yelling from the shower) and an infrared thermometer. i also make sure the tank is in the shade.
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:34 PM   #12
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Maybe this has been said but I leave one tank on and one tank off.
When tank (a) runs out I turn on tank (b) then refill tank (a) repeat repeat repeat.


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Old 08-21-2013, 05:37 PM   #13
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Maybe this has been said but I leave one tank on and one tank off.
When tank (a) runs out I turn on tank (b) then refill tank (a) repeat repeat repeat.


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The problem I have had with that is it will run out in the middle of a cold night.
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Maybe this has been said but I leave one tank on and one tank off.
When tank (a) runs out I turn on tank (b) then refill tank (a) repeat repeat repeat.

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Old 08-21-2013, 05:42 PM   #15
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The problem I have had with that is it will run out in the middle of a cold night.
Done that !
Only happened once .
Got up and switched tank.

When it gets time to run furnace and its that cold both tanks are topped off before fall .
30 lbs will run a months worth of weekends.

I've been around my tanks enough to know when there low-ish.
I'll also turn the full one for the night if its that low.

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Old 08-21-2013, 05:49 PM   #16
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The Brookstone store has a gauge that goes on the tank outlet and then you connect the hose fitting to it. A simple visual circular gauge. Not sure on price.
I've seen the stick on types but seem you have to apply heat to get the reading.
Mine is automatic switchover with a window showing when they are empty. Just check periodically and fill the empty one and so on.
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:50 PM   #17
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Your gage should be automatic switch over !
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:52 PM   #18
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[QUOTE="Cowboy 54;449955"]Your gauge should be automatic switch over !
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:04 PM   #19
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Your gage should be automatic switch over !
Mine is auto switch over.

But unless you "look" you never know when it "switched" over.


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Old 08-21-2013, 06:09 PM   #20
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You have to check once in a while
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