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Topic: Propane (5 msgs / 86 lines)
1) From: Jim Karavias
Any of you BBQ roasters have trouble with their propane flow rate
oscilating?  I've noticed that I have to shake the tank or occasionally pour
warm water on the tank to keep it from slowing down or freezing up -
especially after the tanks 1/3 empty and its a balmy 54 degrees here in the
fog belt of the San Francisco Bay area.  I've been thinking of putting the
tank in a tub of water to maintain a consistent fuel flow.
Jim

2) From: gin
I would replace the "head". Shaking the tank means low or get a new top.
I have no trouble at 30 degrees here with the BBQ and propane.
Bad tank maybe.
g

3) From: Ed Needham
I haven't noticed that problem.  Maybe a dirty line or corrosion somewhere.
Ed Needham
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4) From: raymanowen
Propane gas is more dense than the atmosphere- it accumulates in low spots.
You'll find out where they were after they ignite. -ro
What a Blast-

5) From: Rich
And butane is even worse.  I have seen several floor slow burns due to leaks.  Not having an explosion is 
just a small miracle.  If doing your own gas work, beware of leaks.  Soapy water will not find them all.  
Buy some real leak detector solution.
--Original Message Text---
From: raymanowen
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 17:29:51 -0600
Propane gas is more dense than the atmosphere- it accumulates in low spots. You'll find out where they 
were after they ignite. -ro
What a Blast-


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