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 Post subject: My 500 gal propane tank gauge
PostPosted: Sun April 08, 2018 4:28 pm 
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... appears to be stuck at 65% for months. We only use propane for furnace, which has run alot cause it's been very cold. This can't be right, can it?

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Use an ordinary magnet to confirm the needle is actually moving. If yes, then i'd read this quick article and consider your last fill date and avg temps since then:

https://www.hunker.com/13415892/how-doe ... evel-gauge

If something still seems fishy, then i don't know what to tell you. Call the pros, i guess.


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 Post subject: Re: My 500 gal propane tank gauge
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tragabigzanda wrote:
Use an ordinary magnet to confirm the needle is actually moving. If yes, then i'd read this quick article and consider your last fill date and avg temps since then:

https://www.hunker.com/13415892/how-doe ... evel-gauge

If something still seems fishy, then i don't know what to tell you. Call the pros, i guess.

Thanks. Yeah, I had already tried the magnet and its not stuck. I guess I should call someone.

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tragabigzanda wrote:
Use an ordinary magnet to confirm the needle is actually moving. If yes, then i'd read this quick article and consider your last fill date and avg temps since then:

https://www.hunker.com/13415892/how-doe ... evel-gauge

If something still seems fishy, then i don't know what to tell you. Call the pros, i guess.

Thanks. Yeah, I had already tried the magnet and its not stuck. I guess I should call someone.

i had to have our propane co out for a similar issue, i think they charged us like $75 for the visit.


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 Post subject: Re: My 500 gal propane tank gauge
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This is a new home. I just realized I can call the builder with the one year builder warranty

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This is a new home. I just realized I can call the builder with the one year builder warranty

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What does this mean?

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What does this mean?

idk, it sounded nice at the time

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 Post subject: Re: My 500 gal propane tank gauge
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A guy's coming out to look at this today. I should be outta propane by now, really.

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 Post subject: Re: My 500 gal propane tank gauge
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Just gotta call WHAT A relief. The guy came out and tapped on the underground propane tank with a metal bar and it moved the gauge. Apparently the float was stuck. It's at 19%. I have a very very efficient house. Most homes go through well over 500 gallons with furnace alone in a winter. I'm so happy right now. Gonna wait to fill it when the prices drop this summer.

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continue discussion here:

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