Propane question

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by seminolewind, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I just got a refill, they put in 10 gallons, but I haven't used the propane since the last fill which was 2-3 months ago. Is that normal?
     
  2. pipermark

    pipermark Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2007
    Arkansas
    No its is not!. I have a concession trailer and use propane. My tanks stayed filled months at a time.

    Now, here is the interesting thing, your tank may have only been slightly depleted, you would have still been charges a full refill.

    Portable tanks are filled by poundage not gallons. My concession trailer tanks are 100 pounds, this means they stick them on the scale and pump gas into them until the scale moves 100 pounds. I have been to places that have a set price by the size of the tank, regardless of how much gas actually gets pumped into it.

    If this didn't happen to you , you have a leak.
     
  3. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Variation in temperature can cause the tank to leak if the valve on top is not the greatest. When it is warm the gas expands better and will be under greater pressure. If it is really cold the gas does not what to expand and will be lower pressure. My DH use to work in Northern Alberta and they use to have to wrap warming tape for pipes around the propane tanks on their trucks to keep them running. The propane was so cold it wouldn't turn into its gasous state.
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    The tank is 120 gallons (?), and is on the side of the house. The propane is delivered by truck. I was charged for 10 gallons. I did notice that a few months ago, the dial on the tank said 80% after a fillup, then 70% a few months after.
    So what you are all saying is that the only way I lost 10 gallons is from a leak?
     
  5. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Something has to use propane.
    Stove
    Water heater
    Dryer
    Space heater
    If not either you have a leak or your company is ripping you off.
     
  6. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am trying to figure out why they would only put 10 gallons in. That in itself seems strange.
     
  7. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Don't even get me started on propane. I just got filled to 40% today in my underground 325 gallon tank. $350! [​IMG]
     
  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    The propane is for the heater for the hot tub. It has been turned off since August. We have just not been using it. The time before that it was 25 gallons and we had just had it on for 2 hrs! I know I have to call them, I just wanted to be a bit more educated about the problem .
    So, I gather that propane does just not disappear on its own unless its used or there is a leak.
     
  9. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ours was just $800 [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] :mad: [​IMG] :eek:
     
  10. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    We have just been introduced to propane which one of the heaters in the old farm house we bought last month uses. So far, in one month it's used over $1,000. Every week they come out and put in another 100 gallons at almost $3 per gallon. We are definitely looking into alternative heat sources - this is just ridiculous.
     

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