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Topic Title: LP tank usage
Created on September 17, 2011 at 04:49 PM

Bob

I have a Holland Premier II LP gas grill setup with LP tank. Druing a refill the service mentioned they thought the tank was not quite empty and did not charge for a complete refill. I decided to test this with my other LP gas Viro II grill that cooks at high temperature. Sure enough next time the Premier grill went empty I switched the tank over to the Viro gas grill and continued to use it for several more hours.

Has anyone noticed their holland not using all up their LP tank?

Bob


Gary O

Bob,
I have a Premier II on LP. It uses every ounce of gas in the tank before the flame goes out. Try a new hose/regulator. If that doesn't do it, try an exchange tank like Blue Rhino. It could have something to do with how they re-fill your tank.
All of this assumes you have a tank with a current OPD style valve. If you have an old tank, you might have to get it re-valved to bring it up to date.

Bob

Thanks for the reply Gary. I replaced the hose and regulator several years ago so I'm thinking it might be ok. I can test that swapping out the regulator with my other grill and see what happens when tank goes toward empty. The LP tanks are new enough to be up to date.

Gary O

Bob,
Since there is nothing on or in the grill itself that would cause that, it almost has to be something from the hose/regulator or tank.
Is there any chance you have an aftermarket gauge of some kind on the tank? They have been known to cause similar problems.

Anonymous

There is no extra gauge. It will be awhile before I can test a regulator swap. What I will do is wait until the burner goes out then swap regulators and see if it fires back up again.