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Old 01-28-2020, 09:23 PM   #1
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Hi. Does anyone use a non automatic switch over propane regulator? I would like to know when the first tank is empty . Model number would be nice.

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Old 01-28-2020, 09:50 PM   #2
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After more reading on the forum I found the fix for this problem. Just leave the second tank valve closed
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Old 01-28-2020, 09:56 PM   #3
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You just check the gauge frequently. When the tank that the lever is pointed to is empty, the gauge will show red. You then switch the lever to the other tank, remove the empty tank, and get it filled.
The system doesn't work if you don't check it. Similar to running out of gas because you didn't check your gas gauge, but in this case you have a whole other full tank to switch to.
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Old 01-28-2020, 10:02 PM   #4
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After more reading on the forum I found the fix for this problem. Just leave the second tank valve closed
The downside is running out of propane in the middle of the night when the furnace
Is on. Running out of propane before your hot water heater gets the water hot and you’re ready to take a shower, not go out in the rain to open tank valve #2, running out of propane when you’re cooking breakfast on the stove and it’s still raining and finally most important running out of propane when you’re away from the trailer and the refrigerator warms up to room temperature and you come back ready for a cold drink. Any or all of the above. You can get gauges for the tank to read the percentages. I don’t have them. I run on two tanks and have an 11 pound spare in the front box. Be Prepared
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Old 01-29-2020, 06:53 AM   #5
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Old 01-29-2020, 07:52 AM   #6
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Yes, I too take full advantage of the auto changeover of the propane when one tank empties. Dependant upon usage, I generally check the first tank once a day and when it shows empty take it to be fulled. There is a reason that this auto changeover system is used, because it is advantageous if used properly.

Sure, you can just use one at a time and change over manually if desired. I had an older trailer I had to do that. Yeah, not a fan of waking up on a cold night with the trailer heat way down and having to run outside to switch it over. Or there were the times when cooking appliances were running and we never noticed right away that the propane had ran out.
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After more reading on the forum I found the fix for this problem. Just leave the second tank valve closed

That is how we do it. For me, the inconvenience of going out and switching tanks is minimal.

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I use a tank sensor that lets me know the level of propane in each tank. It pairs with an app on my iPhone and alerts me when tank level falls to 20%. Not absolutely needed, but nice to have.
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I use a tank sensor that lets me know the level of propane in each tank. It pairs with an app on my iPhone and alerts me when tank level falls to 20%. Not absolutely needed, but nice to have.


Thanks! On my Amazon list!!!

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