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Old 02-13-2011, 09:07 PM   #21
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Something I do, and I don't know how accurate it is, is to turn on the main stovetop burner while the furnace is running. If the burner flame is weak, I know that the tank's about empty.

It's just an oddball test I came up with, but it gives me some idea of when the tank's about to run out. Then I switch tanks, and refill the emptier on soon as I get around to it.
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:44 AM   #22
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Everyone drives with their fridge running.
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:13 AM   #23
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Everyone drives with their fridge running.

I was thinking the same thing. I know I do.

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I have always driven with the fridge on and never been a problem.
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:40 AM   #25
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I have a very unscientific method to do a quick check....I use my hand and tap my my wedding ring against the tank. An empty tank has a much more "echoey" sound...once you do it a few times you will know what I mean. You can also get a pretty good idea of the level by tapping the ring up and down the tank and listen for the change in sound. You can also sometimes feel the tanks and feel the colder level where the liquid starts, especially after the furnace or water heater has been running a while.
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:29 PM   #26
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I travel with my fridge on all the time.
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:56 PM   #27
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I travel with my fridge on all the time.
Unfortunantly, the fridge uses no more propane than a pilot light, so that's not enough draw to cool the tank.

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Since I always leave my covers on I only turn on one tank at a time when it runs dry I flip over the valve and then take the empty to the filling station...
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Old 03-01-2011, 04:40 PM   #29
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I've always run with the refrigerator on propane and never had any problem. I'm sure it is illegal in some states and probably in most tunnels. I would guess many people even leave it on while they are refueling, I know I have, but probably shouldn't.
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