Propane 101 – Reading Your Propane Gauges
April 1, 2014
DO YOU KNOW HOW TO READ YOUR PROPANE GAUGES?
Be sure you are looking at the correct gauge. Some of the tanks have fill gauges and pressure gauges. In the picture below the gauge on the left is the fill gauge and the one on the right is the pressure. Notice the pressure gauge goes to 300 and the fill gauge only goes to 95.
This is confusing as sometimes people read the pressure gauge and think that is the amount of propane they have in their tank. Remember the gauges fluctuate with temperature changes (See the Pressure Fill &Temperature Fluctuations Article in Propane 101 under the Newsletter Tab).
FILL GAUGE & PRESSURE GAUGE
GAUGE FOR AN EMPTY TANK
GAUGE FOR A TANK WITH 30%