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Old 05-22-2011, 10:55 AM   #15
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Well if nothing else, at least I've learned to spell G-A-U-G-E.
Why does that look like "GOWDGE" to me???

And it only took 14 posts for me to (un)learn....

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Old 05-22-2011, 11:05 AM   #16
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I've (I can NOW say) foolishly bought two of these 'in line' gauges, one for a fire pit and the other for BBQ tank. They both seem not very acurate. Perhaps the more expensive ones (of this species) might be more reliable??? I prefer the style I've been using for years. It is a battery powered 'warning' system that magnetically attaches (at a predetermined place on the tank) to the side of any size propane tank. When fuel gets to that level, this guage emits an audible beep and a small built in led light flashes.

IMHO: The other ulternative is to TRY an keep track of how much fuel you might have used (keep track of the number of times you've used the tank) and always keep one of those disposable tanks with the appropriate adapter for use when you realize (while in the middle of a great BBQ,) that your BEST GUESTIMATE of overall usage is drastically flawed!!!! LOL.
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:46 PM   #17
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The pressure will stay the same till the liquid is gone as long as the outside air temp stays the same.

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Old 05-22-2011, 06:21 PM   #18
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The pressure will stay the same till the liquid is gone as long as the outside air temp stays the same.

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What???
Do you mean to say that you think the reading will stay the same using any of these gauges ???

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Old 05-22-2011, 06:40 PM   #19
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Yes to the best of my knowledge as long as the temp. stays the same the pressure will not change till the liquid propane is gone.

I am only talking about a pressure gauge.

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What???
Do you mean to say that you think the reading will stay the same using any of these gauges ???

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Old 05-22-2011, 06:45 PM   #20
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Well, that's not true of the pressure gauge on my portable tank system here at my house.
And it hasn't been true in the ten years it's been there.
But maybe the Laws of Physics are different here in Hadlock.

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Old 05-22-2011, 11:10 PM   #21
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I had a set of 30 pound tanks about five years ago with the newer OPD system and it had a gauge in it but the gauge had it's own separate hole in the tank and the gauge had a float of it's own that measured the liguid level inside (not pressure)......... that thing worked perfect for me. I do agree the pressure ones do give some degree of reliability.
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I also have a set of two 30 lb. tanks with the new OPD system and mechanical gauge for each tank. These gauges indeed measure LPG levels. Pressure gauges are great to measure pressure; if you have pressure you have LPG, no pressure - no LPG, kind of binary gauge. With a mechanical level gauge I can anticipate if refill is needed ahead of running close to an empty tank.

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I also have a set of two 30 lb. tanks with the new OPD system and mechanical gauge for each tank. These gauges indeed measure LPG levels. Pressure gauges are great to measure pressure; if you have pressure you have LPG, no pressure - no LPG, kind of binary gauge. With a mechanical level gauge I can anticipate if refill is needed ahead of running close to an empty tank.

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