How to Measure the Amount of Fuel in a Propane Tank

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Grilling season is here, and it's a good idea to know exactly how much fuel is left in the propane tank. Here's an easy and accurate way to measure how much is left in the tank.

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Find the tare weight of the tank, which is how much the cylinder weighs when it’s empty. In this case, the tare weight ("TW") is 18 pounds.

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Place the cylinder on a scale.

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Subtract the tare weight from the tank’s current weight, and that’s how much fuel remains.

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Supplies

Propane tank
Scale
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