We cut around propane tanks to make door openings for cookers. We have this on our 2nd unit and would not be without it! Does this sound like a good idea and can anyone offer any commentary? The generator shed has a concrete slab so they sit at the same height. I've heard of some people connecting lines that lead outside of the van where a small temporary tank can be connected while parked. Yes, you can use it with the proper regulator. I've been looking on the internet and been having a hard time finding some. Posts: 35 Joined: Mon May 11, 2009 9:54 am telejunkie wrote:Been wanting to do something like this too, but one thing that has me a little concerned is when I'm running one burner hurricane burner on full blast, ice will accumulate on the propane tank. Don't know off hand what the btu requirements on any of these appliances are if that is needed for the calculations.
Eventually, both sides will have the same amount of liquid and they'll decrease together. I even discovered that I could use a hose clamp as a choke on my mapp gas torch and run it on propane when I didn't need to use the expensive hot stuff with it. I've been looking on the internet and been having a hard time finding some. I would not do any extra cutting into tanks than necessary. In colder climates such as the northern tier states it is common to bury the propane tanks to avoid the temp issues.
Venting natural gas exhaust into a cabin is not something I'd ever consider because of indoor air quality issues but what I meant above was if you got to the cabin in the cold and turned that heater on all that moisture in the exhaust will condense and freeze on the walls, ceiling, and every fixture in the cabin. If you accidentally draw the liquid, the flame will go through the roof. The changeover regulator seemed to indicate that both were still empty so, flushed the lines several times using the changeover valve, the furnace, and the stove. That'll burn the rubber if you don't go fast, but it's easy to cut straight with the torch perpendicular to the surface. I don't want to dig my line up. I was thinking it would be nice to have a setup that would let you replace one cylinder while another one is going, so even if you run low, you don't have to interrupt your furnace or kiln operation. Or, should I use the regulator system and just keep an eye on things.
Not sure what the nomenclature means. Also, at relatively low pressures it becomes a liquid so you can transport a lot of it in a little tank. When you go with two pairs of tanks, you'll notice something interesting and totally harmless. The regulator will use the secondary tank when the primary tank is empty. True you will have to grind the weld seams flush where the wheels will run over it but that is all of 2 minutes work.
I can't really speak on the 2 tank option as I have never tried it, but ultimately I think upgrading tank size would be in your best interest in the long run. Install a service valve to pipe end in kitchen. I removed my 330 that was rented and put in my 500 I own. If the vented liquid contacts skin it will freeze the skin instantly. It is very easy to mount. Easier to do that or go with what pcsutton said above and go with one of these: on each tank? If no pump, using gravity feed, then assuming you get all the air out of the lnes from each pump to the Tee and that line is quite a bit larger than you need for the engine, the level of the fuel in the two tanks should stay at the same height. This imparts both liquid and heat to the smaller side until an equilibrium is reached.
I will be considering the options of manifoilding 40 ers, buying 100 ers, or even a 200 -250 gallon on ground tank. However, instead of their tanks, I have two 500 gallon propane tanks on their sides and next to each other. He sure isn't helping his rep with bad info like that. Anyone have thoughts on this? We want the ability to use this tank to also run the fridge. That is why propane tanks are filled to 80%. Tim Easy to find chart for propane piping size. The exhaust from a propane fueled generator could be used to warm a tank.
It's similar to connecting batteries in parallel to increase electrical capacity. How to divide the flow back to the tank that needs it is a thorny issue. This lays the hottest water gently on the top of the tank. I've seen hundred pound tanks that are the same diameter as 20lb tanks, just taller. Heat stored in the concrete slab is released slowly only into the shop via radiation from concrete to air. Just run the hose from the regulator to a manifold that you can build with off-the-shelf parts.
This is funny because I pass a trailer that has a copper line where the old big tank used to be, I see them using those blue rino B-B Que grill size or whatever they are called tanks. If we draw too much gas off the surface of the liquid the temperature drops in the container Bottle. But in this case what you say makes good sense because the radiant floor loop does not require much heat. How do I measure or know what kind of pressure I need? When running the fridge and hot water heater off propane we're testing those systems right now. Guess I've learned my lesson by running out of propane more than once while cooking dinner! One problem there is the second tank would be in a line in front of the first and maybe six inches higher in grade. You could also plumb it to take those disposable 1 cylinders if you wanted.
We have this on our 2nd unit and would not be without it! How much did that 4 way valve cost? According to Taco tech support, obviously as long as one doesn't use flow checks, the flow resistance of a non-running circ is essentially negligible, so you just run one circ to pump into the tank for charging, and the other to pump out of the tank for discharging. Ken For what it's worth: Build a fixture possibly using an old boat trailer or similar frame with two rows of rollers where the runners would be. I've kept it to two tanks because of this concern. Now, one risk to leaving one propane tank closed and then turning it on when the furnace or stove quits is this. That lowers the vapor pressure in that side. Your existing piping system should have a regulator already outside of your house before the gas inters your home.
You can get left ones but pay though to nose for them and still not have the taper inside. . I fill up every year late July when prices are lowest. Then Full it became a serious physical challange to get it unloaded from the truck, into a sled, hauled to the cabin and wrestled into place and hooked back up. I currently run a single 100 tank with the option to manifold two of them. If you find yourself not getting a propane flow when you know you have a full cylinder, make sure you have all propane appliances turned off and leave them off for a few minutes before turning on the cylinder.