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What is the pressure inside my propane tank?

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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.  If the temperature is lowered to 50 degrees Fahrenheit, the pressure is about 78 psi.  If the temperature is lower further to zero degrees Fahrenheit, then propane pressure will reduce to 24 psi. 

Therefore, using appliances in colder climates can present issues that require professional assistance. 

Contact your local propane distributor for assistance.  Additionally, some people think that pressure can be used to determine how much propane is in a tank.  That is incorrect.  Pressure readings do not translate into volume readings.

What is the pressure inside my propane tank?

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