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Old 10-11-2018, 02:45 PM   #1
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Propane level

How does the monitoring panel on my 2017 AXIS know what the propane level is? More to the point, is the sensor in the tank a liquid level gauge or a pressure gauge. Many may know that a pressure gauge is useless on propane. Vapor pressure stays at the same level until the liquid is gone and then the pressure plummets with use. Thanks, kevin
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:56 PM   #2
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I'm waiting to see the answer... and for the gauge on mine starts to drop! We've had the rig for over a year, and it still reads "Full".
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:06 PM   #3
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There is a float inside the tank and there is a small magnet in the top of the unit that is attached to the tank. The gauge actually screws into the top of this and reads the level from the magnet.
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:32 PM   #4
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In the non tech days we poured a cup of warm water on outside of the tank. you will see the liquid line.
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:39 PM   #5
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On our bulk storage tank we had a lever with a small petcock in the center. You opened the petcock and turned the lever until liquid came out and you could determine your tank level. Also had that setup on one of our tankers.
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Old 10-12-2018, 07:19 PM   #6
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In the non tech days we poured a cup of warm water on outside of the tank. you will see the liquid line.
I thought that Bob Denman was the only one that makes me smile. But you beat him this time. If this method is not old school, then I don't know what is.

On my external portable propane tanks, I just cook until the fire goes out. If it will not re-light, then I assume it is empty and swap the tank. Even though I have two spares at all times, I can't wait to try this. I don't need no stinky gauges"
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:19 PM   #8
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How does the monitoring panel on my 2017 AXIS know what the propane level is? More to the point, is the sensor in the tank a liquid level gauge or a pressure gauge. Many may know that a pressure gauge is useless on propane. Vapor pressure stays at the same level until the liquid is gone and then the pressure plummets with use. Thanks, kevin
It magic. LOL. They are off some. My gauge will show FULL inside but like 65 % on the tank gauge.

But a full propane tank is like at like 75 or 80% to allow room for expansion at higher temps.

I always refill once it gets to about quarter tank.... I dont want to run out when I might need it the most.

If I was going on a long trip (esp when cold at night) I would top off tank no matter what the level shows.
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I don't need no stinky gauges"
"Gauges, we dont need no stinking gauges".

Reminds me of an old movie. LOL

Treasures of the Sierra Madre with Humphry Bogart. Great movie.
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:58 PM   #10
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Just don't try checking the level like this...

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Old 10-12-2018, 10:39 PM   #12
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I'm waiting to see the answer... and for the gauge on mine starts to drop! We've had the rig for over a year, and it still reads "Full".
GAUGES? We don't need no stinking gauges!
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:43 PM   #13
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Just don't try checking the level like this...

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Hans? You keep eating burritos before we go treasure huntin, I'm gonna turn this lighter into a Flamethrower, you hear me Hans?
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Hans? You keep eating burritos before we go treasure huntin, I'm gonna turn this lighter into a Flamethrower, you hear me Hans?
BTW Hans. What do they do for fun around here after they roll up the sidewalks at midnight?
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