Re: Propane Tanks
Ron E. Goble (ao234@DAYTON.WRIGHT.EDU)
Tue, 15 Oct 1996 09:33:44 -0400
> My boys, new patrol, are tired of lugging around the large propane tank
> assigned to them for cooking and lantern. The small tanks would seem
> easier for them to manage and much safer. The expense is the down side
> along with knowing how much is in the tank.
> Questions: Can you safely refill the small tanks? How do you tell how full?
> How do you do it?
> Frank Porter (I used to be a FOX, currently in SR-182) Troop 31 Rock Hill,
1. The small propane tanks are not refillable.
2. They go by weight.
3. Weigh the tank when it is new and record that weight. When it becomes
empty weigh it again. Keep these figures and a quick check with a scale will
tell you how much is left.
The large propane tanks are called 20 pound tanks. The empty tank weighs
18 pounds and a full tank weighs 38 pounds. (20 pounds of propane). I use
an old bathroom scale to weigh it. The smaller tanks might require the
use of a smaller scale like the ones used to weigh infants.
Hope this helps.
Col. Ron Goble
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City