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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-26-2015, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Propane Question

A propane question >>>
Like most folks, I have a propane grill at camp. A couple tanks sitting vertically beside the grill cabinet. When the flame dies down, we change tanks. When I changed the tanks I noted again that there seemed to be liquid rolling around inside the tank I was removing.

We bought this grill last summer and I noted this phenomenon… wondered if it was the regulator on the grill. Bought and installed a new regulator, hose, etc… Got busy after that and did not pursue the issue. Now, I noted it again and wondered if anyone on this board has noticed the same thing. It seems to me that I am buying 50 pounds of propane at each purchase but I am returning tanks that still contain 25 or 30 pounds of propane to the store where I AGAIN buy/pay for 50 pounds of propane…!!???

So the question for me is…. Does anyone know how to get ALL the gas out of the little gas bottle before the bottle is returned for a refill ???

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-26-2015, 04:16 PM
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Re: Propane Question

Take your tanks to a filling station, not an exchange location. You will get what you pay for...

Tanks never empty all the way. I never exchange tanks, I get mine refilled.
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Re: Propane Question

BTW Lump Charcoal is the way to BBQ anyway. Propane is for city folk. LOL
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BTW Lump Charcoal is the way to BBQ anyway. Propane is for city folk. LOL
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BTW Lump Charcoal is the way to BBQ anyway. Propane is for city folk. LOL
I agree, that is worth saying twice! :-)

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BTW Lump Charcoal is the way to BBQ anyway. Propane is for city folk. LOL

YEP!

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Re: Propane Question

What is left in there is the chemical that creates the odor that is added so you can detect leaks. I have a tank the same way and was saying to the Amish that I should try to take the top off and dump it out. He said that is a lot harder than you think. Said they made a special tool with a strap on it to grip the nozzle because they destroyed a few of them and that it usually takes 2-3 guys to turn it off. Maybe someone has a set-up to do it for you and knows what they are doing so there is no danger involved.

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