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Understanding Propane Pressure, Is Important!

Propane Pressure, Understanding It Is Important!         What do you need to know? Pressure in a propane tank can vary between 100 and 200 psi.  So, what factors govern propane pressure?  Outside ambient temperature and the volume level of propane remaining in your tank.  Cold temperatures [...]

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Can Propane Quality Degrade and Turn Bad?

Can Propane Quality Degrade and Turn Bad? The simple answer is NO!  Propane manufactured in the United States is sold in three grades but only one grade (HD5) is sold for residential and business applications.  This grade of propane can be store indefinitely in a propane tank or propane cylinder safely and without fear [...]

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Is it true that propane exists as a liquid and a vapor?

Is it True that Propane Exists as a Liquid and a Vapor? Yes!  Both exist inside your propane tank. Liquid propane and vapor cannot be used interchangeably.  A propane system designed to use vapor propane can't utilize propane in it's liquid form.  Liquid propane use is generally limited [...]

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How can I Know if I Have an OPD Valve on my Propane Tank?

How can I Know if I Have an OPD Valve on my Propane Tank? National code requires propane cylinders from 4-40 pounds have an OPD.   "Over-Fill Protection Device" (OPD) valves are manufactured with a specific shape to quickly identify them from older valves that do not have the OPD feature.   [...]

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Purging New Propane Tanks and Propane Cylinders

Purging New Propane Tanks and Propane Cylinders Filling your new propane cylinder for the first time is different than filling a used tank.  When your new cylinder arrives, be sure to read the manufacturer's special "Purging Instructions" found on an adhesive label attached to each tank.  Do not attempt to take your [...]

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Why Does my New Propane Tank Need to be Purged?

New propane tanks and cylinders must be purged!    Why?     New propane tanks for sale like the 20 lb (5 Gallon) cylinder show above are generally shipped with air pressure, sometimes as much as 100 PSI, to provide a balance of pressure while being shipped over various altitudes.  [...]

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Energy Saving Tips

Energy Saving Tips for Your Home Propane Tanks contain clean burning fuel!   Clean burning means efficiency and savings!  Home Heating Tips: Your heating systems should be scheduled for regular maintenance. Contact the propane company that supplies your propane or a local furnace repair company. Using a propane tank which hold large volumes [...]

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Propane Tanks - Full or Empty?

How much volume remains in my propane tank? Imagine that propane is in the tank-cut-away shown here. The fuel level in your propane tank is easy to find out!   First, you need to know these [...]

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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.  [...]

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Why Does my Propane Regulator Freeze?

Why does my propane tank regulator freeze? What is the most common reason? Your propane tank has been over-filled to the point that liquid propane, instead of vapor propane, is passing into and through your regulator.  This is very dangerous!!!  What should you do If [...]

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