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Smell of Propane - Bees

Why are insects swarming my propane tank? Bees and flies are attracted to the smell of propane.  A propane smell results only if there is a propane fuel leak somewhere in your propane tank or gas line system. If insects are present, [...]

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Propane Safety - Gloves

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. [...]

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Why squirrels can be dangerous?

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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Why Does my Propane Tank Freeze Up?

Why do the sides of my propane tank freeze up? First you need to know some some details about propane. When using a propane appliance, the burning processes draws vapor from the top portion of your tank. Liquid propane which sets in the bottom of the [...]

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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? Ambient temperature affects propane pressure.  As an example, for any volume of propane inside of a propane tank when at 80 degrees Fahrenheit, the pressure is about 128 psi.  [...]

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