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Old 03-07-2015, 07:55 AM   #15
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Both bottles open, and I read the gauge daily (it's not that difficult people). Don't like not having heat at 3 am, because one tank is full but closed.
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Both bottles open, and I read the gauge daily (it's not that difficult people). Don't like not having heat at 3 am, because one tank is full but closed.
Downside to leaving both bottles open is if you develope a supply hose leak, both bottles will drain and you will have no heat and no options at 3AM.

It happened to me on a cold Saturday night years ago. No propane suppliers in the area were open on Sunday.

I now open one tank at a time.
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Downside to leaving both bottles open is if you develope a supply hose leak, both bottles will drain and you will have no heat and no options at 3AM.

It happened to me on a cold Saturday night years ago. No propane suppliers in the area were open on Sunday.

I now open one tank at a time.
For those very reasons I do as I said before!

Leave them both installed with the back tank closed and as you said you know the one is empty when the stove or furnace won't light.

Been doing this for years and I never completely run out this way.

To each his own bur I would rather fill at my leisure. Not into checking something every day.
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For those very reasons I do as I said before!

Leave them both installed with the back tank closed and as you said you know the one is empty when the stove or furnace won't light.

Been doing this for years and I never completely run out this way.

To each his own bur I would rather fill at my leisure. Not into checking something every day.
This is what we do as well.
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I would not rather run out it the middle of the night. Like I said. Not sure how I would tell my gas tank is low by my stove not lighting. Mines electric. :-)
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For those very reasons I do as I said before!

Leave them both installed with the back tank closed and as you said you know the one is empty when the stove or furnace won't light.

Been doing this for years and I never completely run out this way.

To each his own bur I would rather fill at my leisure. Not into checking something every day.
I check the fluids in my truck every day also. Go figure. Like I said
It's not that hard. Bottom line, you'll do what you think is right. Right or wrong. Whatever works for ya.
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Downside to leaving both bottles open is if you develope a supply hose leak, both bottles will drain and you will have no heat and no options at 3AM.

It happened to me on a cold Saturday night years ago. No propane suppliers in the area were open on Sunday.

I now open one tank at a time.
That could happen sure. Nothing is bomb proof. Your tank could leak also. With 2 40 lb bottles and a spare 30 lb, I ain't scared. :-)
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Another thing I like with my method is the tank is very light to carry, at least removing it! HA
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pour hot water over the side of the tank and feel where the warm meets the cold.
That is the most reliable method, and the cheapest.
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Now that we have the light kit we would install it on any rv we own in the future. It works good. Light on, refill tank. System changes over automatically.
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Now that we have the light kit we would install it on any rv we own in the future. It works good. Light on, refill tank. System changes over automatically.
I forgot about that! Our Avion Platinum had that system.
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I use the one turned on at a time method and lift my tank periodically, so I don't get the 3am out of gas frozen wake up call. Usually use an electric heater anyway unless it's really cold, electricity is generally free where I stay whilst propane is ridiculously over priced.
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