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Propane Tank Gauge Sticking?

What can I do about a sticky percentage/volume gauge?A Propane Tank with a gauge ..can have problems?How does a gauge work? The propane tank gauge is driven by a shaft inside the tank with a magnetic tip that resides just under the gauge. As the inside float moves with the liquid volume, the shaft turns, thereby magnetically turning [...]

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Can I paint my own propane tank?

Can I paint my own propane tank?Yes but consider these facts: Caution is needed when deciding to paint a propane tank or even your small propane cylinder.White and silver colors are the most common used by manufacturers for a special reason. These colors reflect more of the suns light/heat than other colors. Dark colors absorb more heat and thereby increase [...]

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What is the pressure inside my propane tank?

What is the pressure inside my Propane Tank?That is an important question!  Why? Propane pressure is directly related to the ambient temperature. For example, any volume of propane contained in a propane tank at 80 degrees Fahrenheit, the pressure is about 128 psi, at 50 degrees Fahrenheit, the pressure is about 78 psi and at zero degrees Fahrenheit, the propane pressure can [...]

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What is the chemical composition of Propane?

What is the composition of Propane? The fuel delivered in your propane tank is C3H8 which means that there are three parts carbon and 8 parts hydrogen.When propane combines with oxygen (O2) during the burning process, it creates water (H2O) as a by-product.Propane is clean burning, but the residual water must be properly discarded. For most appliances [...]

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Safety Tips to use if you smell propane gas!

Safety Tips to use if you smell propane gas!1. NO FLAMES OR SPARKS!Immediately put out all smoking materials and other open flames. Do not operate lights, appliances, telephones, or cell phones. Flames or sparks from these sources can trigger an explosion or a fire. Never store propane with other hazardous products! 2. LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY!Get everyone out of the building or [...]

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Why is my BBQ grill flame smaller than normal?

Why is my BBQ grill flame smaller than normal?There are three possible reasons.  First, many of the preset low pressure regulators available in the marketplace use 1/4"ID hose and some are attached to a propane regulator with a 1/4" NPT (normal pipe thread) outlet on the propane regulator. There is a limit to the volume of gas that can [...]

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