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Old 12-11-2012, 03:18 PM   #11
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I've gotten pretty good at tapping the tank with my finger, and judging by the pitch how much liquid is in the tank. It is even easier if you have 2 tanks, and one is always full; then you can compare the sound. Then again, if you have 2 tanks and 1 is always full, when one goes empty, you just switch to the full tank, and then re-fill the empty one at the first chance you get.

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Old 12-11-2012, 07:16 PM   #12
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My school of thought on this is, make sure you have an extra tank for your grill, and once the flame goes out, change it! not really a problem on the camper, since it already has two tanks, but I use the same thought process there. If I go to bed with the heat on, and wake up cold, it's time to switch to the other tank. I also use a small electric ceramic heater when we camp in cooler weather, so it's not that big of an issue.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:07 PM   #13
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If you have 2 tanks leave both open. If one runs out of gas during the night you will not wake up cold because the 2nd tank will be the one that the gas is coming from. We winter camp in BC and we never ran out of propane. I also ran with 3 30lb tanks. I have found that when running the furnace a 30lb tank will last 6 to 7 days. After 4 days I would start checking the change over switch. When the gauge shows red I would switch to the other tank. Replace the empty tank with the spare full tank. I would then get the empty tank filled.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:19 PM   #14
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If you have 2 tanks leave both open. If one runs out of gas during the night you will not wake up cold because the 2nd tank will be the one that the gas is coming from. We winter camp in BC and we never ran out of propane. I also ran with 3 30lb tanks. I have found that when running the furnace a 30lb tank will last 6 to 7 days. After 4 days I would start checking the change over switch. When the gauge shows red I would switch to the other tank. Replace the empty tank with the spare full tank. I would then get the empty tank filled.
Even with both tanks open, wouldn't you still need to flip the changeover switch on the regulator before it would run off of the second tank?
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:39 PM   #15
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It will change over on it own. If you leave the switch in the center then both tanks will empty at the same time.
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It will change over on it own. If you leave the switch in the center then both tanks will empty at the same time.
Didn't realize that, thanks!
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:56 AM   #17
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auto change over

I am suppose to have auto change regulator....is there such a thing? the regulator has a lever on the top that you can move thru 180 degrees so it can point to one tank entry hose or the other tank entry hose.....what happens it you move 90 degrees? do both tanks empty at the same rate? If you point to one hose does that tank empty first then switch over to the other tank?
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:45 AM   #18
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There is an auto change regulator. The tank that the switch is pointing at is the tank that will be supplying propane. When that tank is empty the gauge on the regulator will turn red and the other tank will supply the propane. If the switch is at 90 degrees both tanks will discharge at the same time. If you have a full tank on one side and the other is empty. if you set the switch to the center then the full tank will transfer propane to the empty tank and both tanks will become 1/2 full.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:50 AM   #19
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I use the temp gun I check my wheels with when we stop for fuel. I can point it at the LP tank, starting at the top and moving down. I can see where there is a temperature change and know the level of the LP I have on a particular tank.
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X2 on the temp gun. Very usefull for checking the temp of tyres and bearings on the road too.
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