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Thread: Propane Gauge On 30 - Too Low To Use Heater for Jacuzzi

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    Propane Gauge On 30 - Too Low To Use Heater for Jacuzzi

    I have a 250 Gallon Propane Tank. The Gas is down to 30. I have a Hayward Heater. The Propane Company mentioned when we bought the house & first dealt with them, you should not let the Propane reach less than 30. Is this just a way to get me to buy more Gas, or is there a good reason they recommend this?
    Reason I am asking is, I want to use the Jacuzzi for 2 nights next Weekend & did not want to have to put more Propane in yet. As funds are low.
    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Propane Gauge On 30 - Too Low To Use Heater for Jacuzzi

    Those gauges read in percent so 30 percent is about 75 gallons in a 250 gallon tank. I wouldn't let it get below 10% but 30 seems a little high.
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    Re: Propane Gauge On 30 - Too Low To Use Heater for Jacuzzi

    Thanks for your quick reply. We never heat the Pool, just the Jacuzzi. I figure for 2 nights of a 3 hour a night run each night, should not bring it anywhere near 10%.
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    Re: Propane Gauge On 30 - Too Low To Use Heater for Jacuzzi

    The propane company probably just wants some advance notice so that you don't run out. Depends on how big the heater is, but you should be able to run ok down to 5%.

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    Re: Propane Gauge On 30 - Too Low To Use Heater for Jacuzzi

    Thank you LesG. You are probably right! Appreciate your input.
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    Sand Filter
    Rainbow Chlorinator
    Penair Pump
    Polaris 280

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