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Old 08-21-2013, 06:24 PM   #21
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autoswitch does no good if both tanks empty. doesnt somebody offer a tape that sticks to the side of the tank and gives an approximation of propane level? probably no more inaccurate than the hot water test i would think, and a whole lot faster too.
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:41 PM   #22
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I just check my tanks at least once a month if a tank is empty I get it filled !
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:53 PM   #23
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And we are back to the original question. What's the best way to check the level in a tank?
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:00 PM   #24
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You look at your gauge if the color changes then that tank is empty turn the switch it will show the other tank '
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:16 AM   #25
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And we are back to the original question. What's the best way to check the level in a tank?
the best way is to weigh the tank.

if you cant weigh it, then replacing the valve with a float level will work.

pressure gauges do not show the level. they only show the pressure in the tank which varies with ambient temperature.
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pressure gauges do not show the level. they only show the pressure in the tank which varies with ambient temperature.
And they won't show a big drop until the liquid in the tank is almost gone.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:36 AM   #27
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I got one of these. Takes alot of the guess work out of it.



Amazon.com: Camco 59023 RV Propane Gauge/Leak Detector: Automotive
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The auto switch doesn't work if the second tank is off, and I prefer to keep the unused tank off for a smidge of extra safety.
My preferred method is once tank 1 is empty, go out, switch, do a refill next opportunity.
I figure that is part of the reason we have redundancy.
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:03 PM   #29
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I had saw this the other day on Amazon. It had good reviews but I have absolutely no experience with it.

Amazon.com : Propane GasGenie® - Electronic Propane Gauge & BBQ Propane Level Indicator : Propane Level Indicator : Patio, Lawn & Garden

Personally, I weigh my tanks.....but that is not convenient with cylinders mounted on the RV.
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