Propane Safety
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Propane Safety

There are great resources around propane safety, including these videos from the Consumer Safety Series from the Propane Education and Research Council. We also included a few from our propane specialists. 

 

 

How to Read Your Propane Tank Gauge

One important skill for every propane user is knowing how to check your propane gauge.

Your propane gas gauge is located under the dome at the top of the tank. Reading it isn't complicated. You’ll see bold black numbers encircling the gauge and a single pointer needle. The pointer will indicate a number that represents a percentage. If your tank has a gauge that ranges 0-300 that is pressure not percentage.

Due to the physical properties of propane, your tank is considered full at 80% (allowing for the expansion of propane vapor). A propane tank is in IMMEDIATE NEED of refilling at 20%. For your safety and protection, it is best to fill your tank BEFORE the gauge goes below 20%.

Propane Gauge

Look at the gauge attached to the tank with numbers from 5 to 95. The numbers indicate the percentage of gas in the tank. If your tank has a gauge that ranges 0-300 that is pressure not percentage.

This chart shows how many gallons of propane you have in your tank at a given percentage.

GaugeChart

 It is important to periodically check your tank and have an open line of communication with your propane salesman. If you need help identifying who your salesman is, call your nearest Insight FS location to find out. 

 

 

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