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Old 01-13-2013, 03:26 PM   #1
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Propane info.

It will never cease to amaze me as to the inteligence of the people on iRV2.
I read a while back about how to check the amount of propane you have in a stationary tank in the storage area.
It basicly said "pour hot water down the side of the tank, then run your hand down the side until you feel cold, that will be the level of propane in the tank"
I've been procrastanating and doubtful if it would work, so today in 24 degree cold I figured I would put it to the test.
IT WORKS!! (I hope)

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Old 01-13-2013, 04:43 PM   #2
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:13 AM   #3
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At BBQ and RV stores you can get a liquid crystal "Tape" some of them are adheasive, some magnetic, You slap it on the tank, and do the hot water bit,, I like to boil the water using propane to heat it,, The crystals change color with temperature and yes they work well.

(I have homeopathy so sensing temp with fingers, not so easy).
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Ya, I have a magnetic strip you stick on the tank and then pour boiling water over it to get the propane level. It works quite well.
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:09 PM   #5
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The temperature was hovering around 22*F the past 2 days, and the LPG cylinder in use had about 1/8" of frost on the exterior, up to the liquid level. During warmer weather I also use the hot water method; cheap and fool-proof.
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