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Old 12-04-2011, 08:56 PM
 
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The house I moved into recently has propane which I have never had before. The tank is at 27% full now and I need to get it filled for the first time. How low do you let it get before filling again?
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:51 PM
 
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250 gal? It varies depending on how it is delivered. Some places only do scheduled routes. Somewhere between that and 10%. Try not to go much below that. Tanks generally only get filled around 80%, especially in hot weather.
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:40 PM
 
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Check with the company.

They charge a 'Testing fee' if the volume 'gets too low'

It's about 1/2 a scam... Some require it at 5%, some 10% etc.

Find out from them.

-Also find out if you rent or own the tank. If you rent your stuck, if it's yours you can shop around.
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:40 AM
 
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The house I moved into recently has propane which I have never had before. The tank is at 27% full now and I need to get it filled for the first time. How low do you let it get before filling again?
We don't let ours get below 20%.

You're kind of cutting it close if you do, because unless you live in a city bad winter weather might prevent them from getting to you when you are running out.
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:37 PM
 
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:44 PM
 
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Good question? Mine just gets filled on their schedule and routing so i really never know how low it is. They come on one schedule during the mid year and sooner duringt he colder months. Based ont he invoices, i would dsay its about 35 -40% but my tank is large. They do have a new device that attaches to the tank that remotely lets them know ehen you get below a certain level. Havn't decided so if anyone does have that, pros & cons?
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:55 PM
 
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If you live in a harsh winter environment, equate it to how low you would let your car gas tank get. Is it your main part of heat/cooking? I'd never let it get below 50%. I had 5 days of no power not that long ago but I threw the frozens in the snow and cooked for a crowd for days . People dropped off their kids for me to care for. Thank you Mr Propane.
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:05 PM
 
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20%. That was in Southern Arizona at about 4300 feet.
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