LP tank gage

Old 08-05-12, 12:05 PM
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LP tank gage

I'm buying a home with a in-ground "propane" tank, reportedly full, at 1000 gallons capacity. The sellers want me to pay for 1000 gallons of LP. I just looked at the tank, it does have a label that says its a year 2003, the capacity space is blank. There is a curious dial gage near the regulator at the top of the tank, showing 75% on a fairly complex scale. Above 75% or so, there are temperature compensation lines. Anyway, I can't weight the tank, can't use a dipstick, how does one determine the amount of liquid in the tank?
Old 08-05-12, 12:57 PM
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remember propane tanks can only be filled to 80% of their actual capacity. Their should be a float gauge on/in the tank.

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