Propane Tank Gauge Wonkie ??


Old 01-05-17, 08:07 AM
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Propane Tank Gauge Wonkie ??

We have 2 / 420 lb. Propane Tanks that Fuel the Furnace.. Last Dec. 21 / 16 was the First Top Up of the Season, @ that time (One) Gauge read 83% the (Other) I couldn't find the Needle ?? Now Today First Tank the Gauge reads 70%.. Was thinking 2nd Tank the Needle would show itself,(Nope).. Could it be Stuck or has the Gauge gone Faulty ??
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Old 01-05-17, 10:47 AM
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It could be stuck which means it is faulty.

Are those company owned tanks ? They are responsible for the maintenance on them.
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Are you able to shut off one tank and run your furnace off the other? Replacing the gauge is best done when the tank is empty so they don't waste/dump what's in the tank. If the gauge will be replaced try to have the tank run down to empty for the repair.
Old 01-08-17, 02:42 PM
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If the tanks are supplier owned, they will likely just swap out the tank but be prepared for a run around. Most companies will tell you if both valves are open the contents are the same & one gauge is fine.
Old 01-08-17, 07:19 PM
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What does the gauge look like?

Variations of the above gauge are what is used in my area and they are held in place with the two smaller screws.
The indicating part of this type of gauge is not under tank pressure.
There is a magnet inside the tank that makes the needle move and the indicator is held in place with the two smaller screws.

Perhaps just the gauge portion is stuck or defective.
You can sometimes remove the magnetic type indicatorand shake it to loosen the needle.
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