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FAQ Subject: What's wrong with the floats on my propane tank?
Please answer this. I have two propane tanks and apparently there is a fairly new law with the way these things are manufactured. There is a float inside the tank to regulate the propane. I use to get about 3 to 4 hours out of 1 tank. Now I am lucky to get 45 minutes to an hour. I can feel that the tank is still also full but the float prevents the propane from leaving the tanks. Any ideas on how to solve this? (This happens on both tanks)
Actually the float is to prevent the tank from being over filled. My best suggestion is to swap out the tanks for new ones already filled. Then check the tare weight (stamped on the bottle) and weigh the whole tank. Liquid propane weighs 4.23 lbs per gal. so you can calculate the amount of gas in the tank.