Memorial Day is coming up, and even though this year’s celebration might be a little more low-key than usual, it doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a delicious flame-broiled meal on your propane grill – as long as you have enough fuel in your BBQ cylinder to get you through the cookout.
How will you know that for sure, considering your propane cylinder doesn’t typically have a built-in gauge?
The top of the cool spot is the fill level of the propane cylinder (it’s cool because liquid propane inside the tank absorbs heat from the water, which makes the metal wall of the tank cool to the touch).
To measure how many pounds of propane are left in your tank, simply weigh it on a scale and subtract the TW number. For example, if a tank weighing 27 pounds has a TW of 17 pounds, there’s about 10 pounds of gas left – a little more than half a tank.
Pick the gauge you like (your local hardware store probably has them; you can also find them online) and give it a go!
Don’t run out of fuel in propane cylinder – follow these tips to know how much gas is left in your tank before your next cookout! If you need a refill, Roach Energy has you covered: just visit one of our convenient locations to refill or exchange your propane cylinder in West Virginia.