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mjones12 06-12-2013 10:51 AM

ultrasonic propane measurement
 
A camping friend showed me his new ultrasonic propane meter last week. Pretty cool if you're a gadget person. It's about the size of a small television remote control. You take several ultrasonic readings up and down the tank to determine where the level is. He paid about $60 plus shipping for his. I wondered if anyone here had tried it, and what do you think? Here's a link I found.

Give Your Propane Tank an Ultrasound to Find Out If It's Low

tanddc 06-12-2013 11:26 AM

That's a new one on me. I am always looking for a good way to tell propane levels. I have tried the magnets that change color and they do not work well. Had a little scale on one of my grills, that was the best of them all. Now I just wait unitl I hear the water heater run and feel the side of the tank for the temperature differential.

Let us know how it works out for your friend.

RPAspey 06-12-2013 03:25 PM

get a luggage scale, and weigh your tanks. Accurate and cheap.

brewmech 06-13-2013 06:29 PM

When the stove won't light the tank is empty. Most accurate way I have found so far.

Herk7769 06-13-2013 06:53 PM

There was a full page ad in the Good Sam Magazine, Trailer Life.

Cajun Po-Boy 06-13-2013 08:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brewmech (Post 400453)
when the stove won't light the tank is empty. Most accurate way i have found so far.

x2...lol




dcheatwood 06-13-2013 09:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by herk7769 (Post 400466)
There was a full page ad in the Good Sam Magazine, Trailer Life.

Yep. Just read it. Interesting.

kz08h5 06-13-2013 09:39 PM

I'm going to have to check this out further. I love gadgets that work and this seems to be a reasonable application of ultrasonic technology.

gasman6674 06-14-2013 11:47 AM

If you want to change/upgrade your tank valves you can now get a gauge/valve combinaton to replace your 20# or 30# valve. For at a glance level check.

dcheatwood 06-20-2013 03:47 PM

I considered a guage for my taks but.....who fills a "low" tank? Only when it is empty, right? So, simplest thing is to refill immediately after its empty, while using the second bottle. When heat or stove stops, i know the bottle is empty. Switch over and refill time.


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