Originally Posted by kamadeca
I have an interesting conundrum for you. I have the standard two-stage crossover regulator that comes with Airstreams. The issue I have is that I am seriously colour (color for you Yanks, LOL) deficient and can't tell the difference between the red and green on the indicator. This means I can't tell what the level of propane is. The only way I know that it is low, is when I run out - always at the most inopportune time!
Any suggestions as to how to tell how much propane I have left, without taking the shroud off and visually inspecting the tanks. (you know the hot water, method, etc.)
thanks as always
Get a piece of dark green theatrical lighting gel. I would suggest Roscolux #389 although any dark green gel will work. Any stage equipment supply store can get it for you. A full sheet is usually around $15 in the U.S. All you need is a little scrap of it, but you might have to buy a whole sheet.
Wrap it around the plastic window for the empty tank indicator and secure it in place using clear tape or something.
When the indicator shows empty it will now appear black, so you'll be able to tell the difference.