Gas bottles gauge

Does anyone know if you can get a gauge or similar that can tell you how much gas is in a LP Bottle? Thanks johno
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Reply By: Member - Ed C (QLD) - Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 20:11

Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 20:11
Something like This ??

or This type ?? (take your pick)


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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 20:15

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I must be a slow typist ED LoL! Michael
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Follow Up By: wozzie (WA) - Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 16:25

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 16:25
From memory, the 2nd one in ED C's post also has the advantage that if you have a sudden gas leak, then it will automatically shut of the supply.


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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 20:13

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A gas fuse has a gauge on it but hey are not particularly accurate. You can get a stick on transfer that changes colour where the level of the gas is or pour hot water over the side of the bottle and it will frost at the gas level. Michael
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Reply By: SDG - Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 20:44

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Bunnings sell the second variety listed above, for about 30 bucks from memory. I'm guessing most other hardware stores would as well.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 21:30

Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 21:30
The solution I use is a Gas Bottle with a built-in gauge.
All you see is a small plastic gauge showing a scale from full to empty, but the bottle includes an internal float mechanism to operate it.

I have these gauges on both the 9kg bottles I use at home and the 4.5kg bottle I take camping.

If your bottle is in good condition, you can have the float/gauge mechanism retro-fitted. You would need to check who is authorised to do this in your State. In SA it's Maxbuilt Trading Co.
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Reply By: Jos - Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 21:44

Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 21:44
There's the Dometic one.

Yes, quite expensive, but I have one and love it. It was my requested Christmas gift, as my husband always assures me that we have plenty of gas - and is wrong just a little too often.
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Reply By: Pushy - Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 22:15

Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 22:15
The gauge and strip are very unreliable and the Dometic one whilst accurate looks costly.All cylinders have a tare weight stamped on them so all you have to do is weigh the cylinder and subtract the tare weight to get the weight of gas inside
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Reply By: Zorj - Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 22:34

Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 22:34
Its really beneficial in tough stitution.
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Reply By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 22:36

Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 22:36
Johno,

The shop item I linked in the top of your post is a weight based system and works very well - much along the lines of the previous reply that mentions weight. This unit weights the bottle and has a scale in indicate the available supply.

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Reply By: pop2jocem - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 13:08

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 13:08
Maybe I am looking at this a bit simplisticly but wouldn't a set of kitchen scales give a pretty good indication. I mean all the empty and full weights are stamped on the bottle.

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Reply By: Robin Miller - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 19:51

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 19:51
We solved that problem and others with the right weight scales.

Jaycar and others make digital airline baggage scales that are small and easy to live with and that display accurate up to 40kg for $19.

An essential part of our remote area tripping kit now.

They work very well with not only gas bottles but for telling how much fuel left is in jerry cans , water, and even work with small gas cannisters as well as fish etc.

The 40kg limit is also real good for weighting tyres / wheels etc.
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Reply By: Colcam42 - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 21:49

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 21:49
Ordered a magnetic level indicator from Innovations, I will let you know how it goes when I get it. Like the more expensive devices, it must work on the cool temperature of the LPGas as it evaporates, if there is a heavy draw off, you can usually feel the level with your hand.
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Reply By: Penchy - Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 at 08:53

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 at 08:53
Pour some hot water over it then run your hand down the side until you feel the cold section. That is where the gas level is.
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