If you turn on the tank valve before you fully turn off each of the burner knobs on the grill, the surge protector could sense a leak and activate. With kitchen range, tankless hot water, and gas clothes dryer, I go through about four tanks per season. What can I do if my preset low pressure regulator is not supplying enough gas? I've been able to successfully run a 22Kbtu heater in 10 degree weather with a low tank. In the right temps, after pouring the hot water your level will be apparent visually. Should be good for another year or so.
Where we lived, a large tank was out of the question. The propane inside the tank is in a liquid form. Outdoor gas appliances may access low pressure propane gas through a gas convenience outlet located somewhere after the low pressure regulator or directly from a portable tank like the kind you see at Home Depot or Lowes. Please see my current configuration in the photos below. It takes a lot of truck gas to run into town every couple of days. I guess I just like it because of the options it offers.
Filling with gas then can proceed. High Pressure Adjustable Regulator with Type 1 Connection King Kooker high pressure regulator with type 1 King Kooker high pressure regulator with type 1 connection pre-set for maximum 10 P. If both were empty it should have been 14 gallons. What you might experience or what the propane guy was saying is that the propane in the bottom of the tank is liquid. No re-fills are not hard at most places but some folks don't want to mess with it. The fridge and water heater will just stop running, right? There are a number of different high pressure regulators available. I'd like feedback on other people's experiences and methods.
The first stage regulator will compensate for differing tank pressures and will deliver into the gas line at a pressure of 10 pounds or less. This regulator is made to be attached to the propane tank not the appliance. I don't know how to figure it out-it's a 1950's I think era Floyd Wells, which isn't that common of a brand. Don't need the constant pressure delivery of a 2-stage regulator for this simple application. I would like to find a gauge for 100 lb tanks as my boyfriend has wanted one as well. Properly braced and what not. Just keep an eye on the tanks when one goes empty simply flip the indicator over.
Think funerals and weddings , and it lasted us almost a year. The wife and I lived in a 30ft camper for a year with 2 small kids while building our home in 08-09. He sure isn't helping his rep with bad info like that. High pressure regulators regulate the output pressure from 1 psi to as high as 60 psi. I have been searching for about an hour on the web and cannot find the answer! Add a bracket close to the regulator so that it isn't swaying around.
And at the same time, I would exchange an out of date tank or a tank I felt was questionable. After you switchover to the new tank the other frozen tank can have time to warm back up or you can changeout the problem or empty tank. Thanks Rick and Janiced but, I have a Fairview Automatic Changeover Regulator so, the system you are talking about probably won't work for me. The seat disc is the static, non-rotating type eliminating seat abrasion. So take a full tank at 20F and it would yield the same as a half full tank at 70F.
Your appliance burns the gas above the liquid. I'm really surprised there are those getting a year with regular use! Does anyone know where to find a gauge for a 100 pounder? I swear I see some of these double 100 pound tanks on mobile homes. The difference at 70F and 20F 50 degrees reduces the vaporization a little less than 50%. Please let me know if anyone sees anything wrong or in anyone has a way to get a refillable setup. Many people opt for it if it is available. That is probably the difference! I have been taking the 100 tank to places to get it filled.
Liability statement: don't do that generator exhaust propane warming thing, splody stuff and all. Since we will be using this for cooking and hot water, I'd like to be able to keep an eye on it-you know, no surprises mid shower or while the cookies are baking. This does require some gas to be flowing. But if you lean more toward obsessive compulsive like Linda and are diligent about checking, keeping both tanks open is the better way to go. After all the fuss between all of them I'm glad we just hooked up our own, I'd rather not rely on them anyway at this point. I imagine eventually they will, since we still have their regulator.