Why don't propane tanks have pressure gauges?

Answer Propane exists in liquid and gaseous states inside a propane tank. A pressure gauge would not provide an accurate picture of how much propane is in the tank because as the propane is used, the liqu... Read More »

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Do propane bbq tanks have pressure gauges?

Propane barbecue tanks (propane cylinders) don't have pressure gauges. They are filled up to about 30 PSI (pounds per square inch) and as you drain them, that pressure goes down. A gauge attached t... Read More »

Do propane tanks need to be recertified like propane cylinders do?

Large residential propane tanks do not need to be recertified like propane cylinders. Once installed, there is very little that can go wrong with them aside from the regulator or the valve, which a... Read More »

How long do bbq propane tanks last?

Standard 20 lb. propane tanks can run burn for 15 to 20 hours depending on the conditions. Conditions that effect the burn time of a propane tank include the burner temperature settings and the nu... Read More »

Do all propane tanks expire?

According to the Canadian Standards Association, "All propane cylinders are marked with an expiry date beyond which they cannot be refilled and should not be used." If your propane tank lacks an ex... Read More »