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What does propane smell like?
Propane has a strong, unpleasant smell like rotten eggs,
a skunk's spray, or a dead animal. Propane manufactures
add the smell deliberately to help alert customers to propane
leaks, which can create a safety hazard.
Why isn't my tank filled to 100 percent
Propane is delivered and stored
in liquid form. Propane liquid will expand nearly 17 times
as much as water over the same temperature increase. As
a result, tanks and cylinders are never completely filled
with propane-gas liquid. Tanks are filled to about 80 to
85 percent of their capacity. This leaves a space above
the liquid, which allows the propane liquid to expand freely
due to changes in temperature.
Is propane environmentally friendly?
Most of the propane used in
the United States is produced right here and is one of the
cleanest burning fuels available. Propane burns cleaner
than gasoline and other fossil fuels. It emits lower levels
of carbon dioxide and particulates and doesn't produce sulfur
dioxide, a primary cause of the greenhouse effect. Propane
is non-toxic and vaporizes quickly, so it won't contaminate
soil or groundwater. Propane is also a natural by-product
of the gas refining process and is in plentiful supply with
enough propane to meet America's needs in the 21st century.
All these factors make propane one of the most versatile
fuels you can find.
How do I tell how full my tank is?
Your tank will have a gauge
located on the top of the tank, usually under a lid. The
numbers on the gauge tell the percentage contained in the
tank. For example, if you have a 500 gallon tank with a
gauge reading 50%, you have 250 gallons in your tank.