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Old 10-01-2019, 08:17 AM   #1
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Propane Scale at home

As I sorted through about six propane tanks, I was looking for two full ones to load for our coming trip, and also identify which were near empty. Besides the camper, I use them for the grill and the generator. This handy little luggage scale really did the trick! Though there might be some variance in tank weight, you can easily tell which is full, which is empty or somewhere in between. You might even have one of these at home, if you have to travel by air much, and need to keep luggage under 50 lbs.
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Old 10-01-2019, 03:13 PM   #2
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I use a basic bathroom scale. An empty 20 lb tand will weight 18 lbs empty. So if there is more than that I roughly know . Also pour hot water on side and the line where hot and cold(propane in tank) is is the propane level.
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A typical steel "30 pound" liquid propane tank weighs about 25-28 pounds empty. Propane weighs about 4.125 pounds per gallon and a "30 pound tank" will hold about 7.5 gallons so a full tank will weigh about 55 pounds or so.


I ordered this on Amazon, about $10.



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Old 10-06-2019, 05:39 PM   #4
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Good Idea

That's a good idea. You could also weigh your tank once it's empty and write the empty weight on it.
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That's a good idea. You could also weigh your tank once it's empty and write the empty weight on it.
The tare (empty) weight is stamped into the top ring near the handle.
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. Also pour hot water on side and the line where hot and cold(propane in tank) is is the propane level.
Cheap and effective.
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