Refill Propane? - Page 2 - SailNet Community
 3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 12 Old 07-02-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 11,039
Thanks: 46
Thanked 224 Times in 209 Posts
Rep Power: 7
   
Re: Refill Propane?

Quote:
Originally Posted by arf145 View Post
....Related question: the tank has a pressure gauge. Does this in any way tell me how full it is?
Even if the tank guage was calibrated and reliable, pressure increases with temperature, so its not a good indication of volume. Chef is right, most accurate at zero.

If the pressure gauge comes after the regulator, its not tank pressure, but regulated pressure. That shouldn't change at all, when pressurized, until the tank is empty. It can be useful, if installed after the solenoid, to see if your system is holding gas after everything is shut off. However, if not testing, you should always burn off the excess gas in the hoses, by shutting off the solenoid with the burner on and letting it burn off.
chef2sail likes this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Minnewaska is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 12 Old 07-02-2013
Senior Member
 
chef2sail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,079
Thanks: 30
Thanked 58 Times in 54 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Send a message via AIM to chef2sail
Re: Refill Propane?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
Even if the tank guage was calibrated and reliable, pressure increases with temperature, so its not a good indication of volume. Chef is right, most accurate at zero.

If the pressure gauge comes after the regulator, its not tank pressure, but regulated pressure. That shouldn't change at all, when pressurized, until the tank is empty. It can be useful, if installed after the solenoid, to see if your system is holding gas after everything is shut off. However, if not testing, you should always burn off the excess gas in the hoses, by shutting off the solenoid with the burner on and letting it burn off.
+1 good point about shutting the solenoid of first and letting the gas burn off
I have to remind the first mate all the time.

Also if you pizo electric sparkers have worn out and you use a firestarter wand, light the wand first before turning the gas on on the stove.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
___________________________
S/V Haleakala (Hawaiian for" House of the Sun")
C&C 35 MKIII Hull # 76
Parkville, Maryland
(photos by Joe McCary)
Charter member of the Chesapeake Lion posse

Our blog-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


“Sailing is just the bottom line, like adding up the score in bridge. My real interest is in the tremendous game of life.”- Dennis Conner
chef2sail is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CNG refill on Chesapeake? blakew1 Chesapeake Bay 5 08-26-2010 07:14 PM
Propane to CNG MDDesperado Gear & Maintenance 5 01-18-2008 04:41 PM
CNG refill tsaa Gear & Maintenance 1 10-10-2001 07:14 AM
compass refill grey99 Gear & Maintenance 3 07-14-2001 05:51 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome