Originally Posted by dcogs15
Just to clarify before I get a bad rep on this site....I did check the propane via that LED's on the control center. The LEDs showed "full" which should verify that the dealer filled the tank at delivery as required. I just didn't cross check against the gauge that's mounted on the tank. The LED would imply that we've used about 20# so far and gauge would indicate that we've used about 30# (if the working capacity of a 60# tank is actually 60#). Thanks all for your input!
As someone (else?) relatively new to the world of propane, let me share a tidbit of propane information I discovered along the way.
Propane tanks have some type of safety valve that only lets them get filled to 80% capacity.
Even when I take it to the propane guy, my gauge never reads "full", because of this safety feature. Its to allow the propane to expand due to heat/altitude.
I'm too lazy to do the math, but you have a 60# tank - so take 80% of that and that's how much you actually started with. Then figure out your usage....