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mikehende 12-10-2007 10:14 AM

Installing psi guage unto propane tank?
 
I purchased a 100 psi guage to connect to a 100lb propane tank so I can see at any time exactly how much propane is left in the tank. The guage I was told has to be connected between the regulator and the tank and not between the regulator and the appliance, is this correct? If so, the guage came connected to a I think 3/4" nickel or metal housing and on one end of the housing there is something which looks like a nipple with the same balck screw cover like on a tire, one guy at the hardware told me this nipple is only there if you wish to release presuure like a tire.

The other end of the housing is made to screw unto the tank as far as I am being told but at 3/4" the it needs a few reducers to connect to the tank, what the guy at the hardware told me is that I don't need this housing at all, he told me to unscrew the guage itself from the housing and simply screw the guage unto a "T" so then the left side of the T would screw into the regulator and the right side would screw directly into the tank, is this a safe and effective setup?

NateHanson 12-10-2007 10:16 AM

Is this gauge intended for use with a propane system? Doesn't sound like it. I'd get the right part, and install it as intended by the manufacturer.

mikehende 12-10-2007 10:25 AM

Yes, this guage is made for propane and for a 100lb tank

Bondo 12-10-2007 08:14 PM

Propane tanks see pressures of up to 300psi,.......

I think your gage is inadequate.......

IdahoBob 12-10-2007 10:47 PM

Don't Do This!!!!!!!
 
Propane tanks are not to be fooled with. 100psi (pressure) and a 100# tank (volume) are not the same thing. There are gauges on most larger propane tanks that show the quanity of gas remaining. If you open a fitting on a presurized tank or line you will allow flamable gas to escape. A spark and can you say "BOOM ?" If you need a gauge then have your propane supplier install it or get a tank with one already on it.

mikehende 12-11-2007 05:42 AM

ok, I will ask the supplier to take care of this, thanks.


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