Posted on 10th Feb 2017
How can this be fixed?
Contact your propane delivery company and request that they inject ethyl alcohol into the propane cylinder. Do not attempt this process by yourself.
How can icing be avoided?
Ask your propane delivery company to inject ethyl alcohol into your tank as a precaution.
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What is Propane Odor Loss?Propane in it's natural state is odorless, so manufacturers add a chemical called mercaptan to cause the propane to smell which aids in leak detection. In some situations, propane inside your propane tank can loose its smell. How? [...]
How much pressure is in my propane tank?According to the publication NFPA58, a propane tank with 20 pounds (5 Gal) of gas at 70°F would have a pressure of 145 psi; at 90°F pressure would increase to 180 psi; at 105°F pressure continues to rise to 235 psi, and at 130°F pressures of 315 psi would be reached.Why [...]
What does Propane Smell Like?Excellent Question! Some people say the treated propane smells like rotten eggs, while others think it smells like a skunk.Propane is odorless in its natural state so a chemical is added to ensure that leaks can be detected. If you smell propane there is a chance that you have a gas [...]
Propane Tank Store... Tip# 6 Can I store my propane tank in my car or truck?Propane tanks stored in any building, car, truck or other enclosed structure can be extremely dangerous. This guideline holds true for vertical propane tanks, forklift propane tanks, marine tanks, yes all propane tanks. All propane tanks have a pressure relief valve designed to discharge the [...]
How Long will my Propane Last?That question can be answered in two different ways. [...]
Filling a propane tank? Wear gloves! Propane Safety is a Must!!! Refueling propane tanks involve pumping liquid propane from a storage tank to your smaller propane tank.This liquid can create temperatures as low as 44 below zero as it escapes from the filling nozzle. Without the use of gloves, severe frost bite can occur to any flesh coming in [...]
Squirrels can be dangerous to Propane Equipment?Why? Many recreational vehicles (RV's) have propane regulators that are attached to the propane cylinders by rubber connectors. Squirrels are attracted to and often eat holes in these connectors thereby causing high pressure propane fuel leaks. This leaking propane can ignite from the R/V’s water heater, furnace, refrigerator or any other source of [...]
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 [...]
What is an OPD Valve?"OPD" is an acronym for "Overfill Protection Device"National Code now requires that all propane tanks are fitted with an OPDWhy?To ensure that the propane cylinders is not overfilled.How does it work?OPD's are designed to be activated by a float valve. TIt prevents overfilling of the tank by shutting off the valve. A [...]