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When propane exchange tanks first became readily available, they were 20# net weight. Then they dropped to 17.5#. The last time I looked, they had dropped to 15#, at least around here in Rochester, NY. Not a good way to buy propane except in an emergency.
And top that off with each time you exchange you get a tank with a little more rust and an older date of inspection.
The BEST way to know how much propane you have left is to weigh the tank. Get a digital hook scale (~$15.00) and lift the tank with the hook. The tare (empty) weight is stamped at the top and propane weighs 4.24 lbs/gal. Subtract the tare weight from the scale weight and divide the result by 4.24. You now have very near the exact quantity of propane in your tank.
2008 Scamp 16 SC
I also weigh my propane tank to measure volume. I read long ago that LP gas gages were pretty ?. Here is the one I have used for years. Never failed!
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After some of the wise feedback I got and thinking about it some more, I did get an automatic switchover valve. I have been out a few times, in the winter, but using an electric heater much of the time. The valve has not had to switch yet, so I can't say how well it work. Apparently the furnace is reasonably efficient.
Randy in Paonia
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