Tank Gauge Reading
The tank gauge is located under the tank’s hood. The first thing you should do is pick up the tank’s hood and drop it. Sometimes, the gauge sticks and this will help it to free up to get an accurate reading. Next, look under the hood and find the gauge It will look similar to the picture to the left. The numbers on your gauge represent the approximate percentage of gas left in your tank. The gauge to the left, for example, shows a tank that has 20% of its propane left, based upon the total amount it can hold. Note: You should never allow your tank to fall below 20% capacity.
TO FIND OUT HOW MANY GALLONS YOU HAVE LEFT IN YOUR TANK, multiply the percentage on your gauge by your tank size. Make sure you know your tank size (usually 120, 250, 330, 500 or 1000 gallons). EXAMPLE: If you have a 500 gallon tank and your gauge reading is 20%, 500 gal. x 20% = 100 gal.
If you ever smell gas or suspect a leak, turn off all the gas at the tank. Open the area to fresh air. Do not do anything that could cause a spark. Call us immediately!
If You Run Out Of Gas
Letting your propane container run empty creates additional hazards. If you run out of gas and lose pressure in the system, a potentially hazardous condition can result. If you do run out of gas, follow these steps:
1. Turn off all control valves and shut-off valves on all gas appliances.
2. Turn off the shut-off valve on the propane container(s).
3. Call your Gas Production Co. to arrange for delivery, and advise them you are out of gas.
4. Don’t turn the gas back on yourself. Let the propane supplier do it. When you schedule your fill, be sure it is for a time when you will be at home, so the propane supplier can relight and check your appliances and system to assure that they are operating properly and are leak free.
5. Immediately after your tank is refilled, have a service technician check to see that all safety controls are functioning properly and the piping system is leak free.