||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?