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Old 09-24-2012, 11:09 AM   #15
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I am temped to have a certified welder friend, weld another bung on the tank. This would cause the nannys to completely short circuit.


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Old 09-24-2012, 11:46 AM   #16
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Probably the most accurate method is this:

How to Measure the Remaining Propane: 6 steps - wikiHow

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Old 09-24-2012, 11:53 AM   #17
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Most don't sell by weight. They are charging you about $15 labor for $15 of propane. They fill by weight so they don't overfill.


Originally Posted by DKB_SATX View Post
If you pay by weight, an honest propane dealer charges you by the DELTA between the weight before the fill and the weight after.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:16 PM   #18
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I've been trying to think of a way to make it easier to determing how much propane is in each of the two tanks. It doesn't appear that the stick-on strips are a very good option, since I can't see the tank sides with the shroud in place.

Does someone make a replacement regulator with a pressure valve or some similar setup so that I could turn each tank on independently and read pressure?

Is there some easier way?

My trailer came from the factory with an electronic guage inside the trailer and regular style analog type on the gas valve on each tank. Give a dealer a call or Jackson Center, maybe they have upgrade kits.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:08 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Alumaholic View Post
... leave the hot water in the kitchen, and quit hitting your tanks with metallic objects. Install gauges instead. I love these things! Mine are slightly more exotic with electronic readout inside Airstream, but these are a quick, easy after-market solution, and very accurate.
I have the systems Micropulse monitor inside the trailer. Is there a way to install a monitor for the propane tanks? What do I need and where can I get it?

Any help would be great!

It's getting cold now and the last thing I want is my propane to run out and have to go out in my Jammies and freeze the buds off
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:59 PM   #20
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Expensive propane fill

Well, I'll tell you how NOT to do it. Don't weigh your propane tanks on the concrete drive just off the gravel at your storage facility, load up the tanks in your truck to get them filled and back over the scale you left on the concrete drive. At least not if it's a bathroom scale not prepared to weigh your F150.

Ah, well, at least I know I have full propane tanks for the Balloon Fiesta now.

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