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Texas Propane Discusses the Type of Outdoor Propane Heaters and Safety

Propane patio heaters and outdoor heaters are becoming extremely popular and are increasingly visible at restaurants and on backyard patios. As the name implies, outdoor heaters are for outdoor use, not for temporary indoor use. While an outdoor heater may … Continue reading

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Texas Propane’s Liquid Withdrawal Valve

The liquid withdrawal valve is commonly known by its manufacturers given name such as Chek-Lok or Checkmate. However, the proper name is “actuated liquid withdrawal excess flow valve”. It serves as critical role in propane tank liquid evacuation. This valve … Continue reading

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Texas Propane’s Propane Vapor Return Valves

Also known as the vapor equalizing connection or vapor equalization valve, the vapor return valve is required on all ASME propane tanks. Texas Propan typically uses this valve during hot summer months in Texas. In the event that liquid must … Continue reading

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Fixed Liquid Level Gauge – Propane Bleeder Valve

The fixed liquid level gauge, also known as the bleeder valve is the one and only gauging device that accurately depicts the level of propane in the tank when it is being filled. The face gauge is not to be … Continue reading

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Propane Tank Service Valve

The propane tank service valve is the point at which propane vapor enters the gas plumbing system for use by downstream LP Gas appliances. All ASME propane tanks consist of a service valve that functions as a primary shut-off device … Continue reading

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Propane Tank Float Gauge

The propane float gauge is for consumer use only. The float gauge is not to be used for filling as it only provides an approximate tank percentage and cannot be considered 100% reliable. The fixed fixed liquid level gauge is … Continue reading

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Propane Liquid and Propane Vapor

Before used, propane exists in one of two forms, liquid or vapor. Both forms of propane are usable but cannot be used interchangeably. Simply put, a propane system designed to use vapor can’t utilize propane in its liquid form and … Continue reading

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Converting Gas Appliances

Gas appliance conversions to either natural gas or propane involves the changing of internal parts to properly compensate for the differing pressures between the two. Appliances fueled either by natural gas or propane can be converted to run on the … Continue reading

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Can I Paint My Propane Tank?

The answer to this question is yes. However, can you paint it any color you want? No, you cannot. NFPA 58 states that propane containers must be painted a heat reflective color. The majority of state regulatory agencies have their … Continue reading

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Propane Tank Safety Relief Valves

One of the most important and vital valves on any LP Gas container is the safety relief valve. It is required by law that all propane tanks and cylinders are to be fitted with pressure relief devices designed to relieve … Continue reading

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