running fridge on propane

Discussion in 'Propane - Got Gas' started by RockyRoo, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. RockyRoo

    RockyRoo Just because you CAN doesn't mean you SHOULD

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    Any thoughts on why a fridge might not light on a tank that still has 8 pounds of propane in it, but will on a full tank? I would think the tank with 8 pounds should still have enough pressure to light the fridge.
     
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    Will the tank with 8 pounds in it power your stove and/or water heater? Maybe that tank is bad.
     
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    tombiasi Well-Known Member

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    First thing I would have to ask is how did you determine there is 8 pounds in the tank.
     
  4. RockyRoo

    RockyRoo Just because you CAN doesn't mean you SHOULD

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    Put it on a scale. 18 pound tank weight, 26 on the scale
     
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    rabird Howdy!

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    If this is through different hoses as in a dual cylinder setup, yes there could be a problem with one pig tail/ACME connector.
     
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    tombiasi Well-Known Member

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    26 on the scale at least indicates there is liquid in the tank. With liquid in the tank the pressure is the same as it would be with a full tank. I can think of no reason for what you describe.
    I'll wait to be educated.
     
  7. RockyRoo

    RockyRoo Just because you CAN doesn't mean you SHOULD

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    went out today when I got home, opened the offending tank and lit the stove, furnace, water heater and then the fridge. All burned as they should, so who knows. Problem solved I guess, till next time.
     
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    Spider webs... getting ready for Halloween! [;)]

    Diane
     
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    Gremlins
     
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    Air in the line. If my PUP has sat for a month, the fridge is always hard to light. Easier to light the stove first as it is further down the line for propane. Fridge is better once the cobwebs have burned out.
     

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