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Help Me Get Rid of this Propane Submarine!

How can I get the propane company motivated to remove the 1,000 lb. tank in my yard? [more inside]
posted by summerstorm on Nov 14, 2016 - 12 answers

I Just Want Grilled Corn, Goshdarnit

What's wrong with my grill and how do I fix it? Propane grill, 2 years old, unused for a season.. suddenly won't supply enough propane to the flame elements to cook anything (or stay lit if all five heat elements are turned on). [more inside]
posted by erst on May 28, 2016 - 11 answers

Home Power Generator Question

Every summer and winter, random weather related power failures (as well as those caused by people knocking down power poles - it's rural with lots of winding roads) leave the house without power for hours to days. So I'm thinking about getting a Generac 8kw gas-powered portable with a manual transfer switch. A Generac 10kw propane powered installed with an automatic transfer switch is at least 6 six times more expensive and I don't see much of an extra benefit. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Jul 18, 2015 - 7 answers

What could make a gas range reek of gasoline?

Asking for a friend: Two times in the past six months, my oven/stove and a spot near my refrigerator (several feet away) have smelled *very strongly* of some petrochemical, like benzene or kerosene or gasoline or something sweet and fuelly like that (i.e., not natural gas, not propane). There is a similar, faint, lingering odor in the oven. What could be causing this? Some kind of propellant in the gas lines? Illicit neighbor activity? If it helps, I'm on the 4th floor of a 6-floor building in NYC.
posted by unknowncommand on Feb 24, 2015 - 8 answers

How To Get Rid of a Nearly Full Gas Grill Propane Tank

I've got a propane tank for a gas grill which I estimate to be about 7/8 full. I don't need it, and I'm having difficulty getting rid of it. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by tckma on Sep 11, 2014 - 21 answers

How to dispose empty disposable propane tanks in Brooklyn?

In Brooklyn, what's the proper way to get rid of empty propane canisters from a small grill? [more inside]
posted by miniape on Aug 4, 2013 - 8 answers

Looking for Stainless Steel 20lb Adapter Cable

I have a Weber Q120 grill which I love to use, but it works off those little green camping type propane tanks, so it'll go through them quickly. [more inside]
posted by gzimmer on Apr 30, 2013 - 8 answers

What would you do?

Is a heat pump worth it? Online calculators are a hugely mixed bag with obvious biases on many of them, and installers all want to sell their favorite gizmos so it's hard to get a straight answer from them. [more inside]
posted by maxwelton on Dec 8, 2012 - 10 answers

What is this gas grill fitting?

What is this gas grill fitting? (the bright brass one at top with 3 orifices) [more inside]
posted by randomkeystrike on Apr 11, 2012 - 7 answers

Gas grill using natural gas?

I'm beginning to look into propane barbeques. Now, I have a natural gas outlet/line already installed on my deck, and I'd much rather use that than deal with propane tanks. I see plenty of gas BBQ conversion kits available online, but A. How safe/easy is this conversion to do yourself? B. Does it need to be done professionally / follow some city code? [more inside]
posted by Barmecide on Feb 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Will adding a water tank to a propane stove help regulate heat?

Will adding a water tank to our propane heater help regulate the room temperature, or just suck up heat? [more inside]
posted by attercoppe on Nov 17, 2011 - 8 answers

Hank Hill? Anybody?

How much energy does a propane clothes dryer use? [more inside]
posted by Leta on Oct 25, 2011 - 1 answer

How much propane is in the tank?

How do I know how much cooking time is left in a tank of propane for my grill? [more inside]
posted by sharding on Jul 11, 2011 - 15 answers

Thermodynamics of a supercharged car, powered by compressed petroleum gas.

Thermodynamics of a supercharged car, powered by compressed petroleum gas. [more inside]
posted by autocol on Jan 17, 2011 - 16 answers

It's a gas, gas, gas

Help me build the custom camping stove of my dreams (SWF regulalor - stove mating question inside) [more inside]
posted by bluefrog on Aug 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Is my rusted gas grill safe?

Is my gas grill toast? How much rust is too much? Can I still use this without blowing up my face? [more inside]
posted by smelvis on May 25, 2010 - 5 answers

winterize my house in the green mountains

need help winterizing house! the house is not horribly inslated, but it has a lot of windows and very very high ceilings. my aim is to insulate the windows as much as possible, and whatever else. what I'm looking for is materials, brand names, and methods. [more inside]
posted by herbplarfegan on Dec 18, 2009 - 9 answers

Propane, propane products and fireplace inserts.

We have a normal fireplace in our 1968 rambler that has never been used. We would like to put in a gas fireplace insert, but it would cost about $1200 to have a gas line installed (we use natural gas to heat our home). The fireplace has a small door in the rear for cleaning--is it possible to install a propane-fueled artificial fireplace log? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Nov 10, 2009 - 7 answers

You dont get how important this is to me. Or maybe you do.

When I use my stove-top espresso maker on a propane stove, it doesn't work well, but when I use it on a natural gas stove it works great. [more inside]
posted by shothotbot on Jul 1, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me find a new barbeque grill.

So....I need a new barbeque grill. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by electroboy on May 21, 2009 - 27 answers

How large should the orifices on my BBQ be?

How large should the orifices on my 52,000 BTU (4 burner) natural gas BBQ be? How long should it take to heat up to 500F? [more inside]
posted by aquafiend on May 11, 2009 - 4 answers

how much for this tank?

How much should I charge for a 57 year old 1,000 gallon propane tank in perfect working condition, but poor cosmetic condition? [more inside]
posted by tylerfulltilt on May 8, 2009 - 11 answers

Saving Money by Keeping Hot Water Heater on "Low"?

Am I saving myself money by turning my propane heater to "Low" when I'm not using hot water? [more inside]
posted by Andrea2880 on Dec 31, 2008 - 7 answers

Propane, and propane acessories for backup power.

After the recent issues with running a gas generator for emergency power backup, I was going to make the plunge and purchase a propane generator. The question is, should I plan on having a couple propane appliances installed as well? [more inside]
posted by inthe80s on Dec 23, 2008 - 10 answers

Green Grilling

Which has a bigger (ie. worse) environmental impact: grilling with propane or grilling with charcoal? Taking into account not only the actual process of burning the material itself, but also cost of producing & shipping the fuel, etc.
posted by Saxon Kane on Dec 20, 2008 - 15 answers

What kind of gas do I want?

ManyRelatedQuestionsFilter: Can I convert an indoor stove from natural gas to propane? Is it safe? Is it difficult? Do I need to buy a special stove and/or special kit? How often would I have to change a standard propane tank? Does anyone have any experiences converting or cooking with a converted range? Should I convert a gas stove or rewire for an electric stove? Thanks!!!
posted by walla on Aug 21, 2008 - 5 answers

Water well and propane heating

I'm considering moving to a nice house twenty miles away from the big city I'm currently in, but the new home uses a water well--I don't know exactly what type at the moment, but let us assume I won't need a bucket--and propane for heating. What should I expect from these in regards to water quality, water pressure, cost of propane versus gas provided by public utilities, and anything else those experienced with these systems can think of.
posted by mithiirym on Jun 24, 2008 - 14 answers

My Options: Rip Off or Blow Up?

We are having a new kitchen floor put in. Everything has to be out of the kitchen. The propane company wants $130 to spend two minutes disconnecting and reconnecting our propane kitchen stove. There is a shutoff valve next to the stove. Can I safely DIY. How?
posted by Xurando on May 27, 2008 - 10 answers

He needs a grill to match his truck and his NASCAR cap.

Best place to get a stainless-steel propane grill TOMORROW in northwest Chicago suburbs? I'm talking about the big honkin' type you put on your patio. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Dec 21, 2007 - 6 answers

New House & New Sufur Smell - What do we do?!

We've just moved into a new house and we've noticed a strange odor both inside and outside most nights since we've been here. It's our first house ever and we're at a loss with regards what to do... [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Jun 24, 2007 - 30 answers

Save my steak!

My gas grill won't light properly. I read about the Flow Limiting Device (FLD) but the steps to reset it seem not to work. What is my problem, and how do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by reeddavid on Jun 15, 2007 - 5 answers

Help me ballpark what my heating costs might be?

Can anyone help me come up with a general estimate as to how much propane used for home heating might cost in NH? [more inside]
posted by catfood on May 7, 2007 - 3 answers

Country heat for city boy?

Househeatingfilter: Saladpants is a city boy from major east coast city, who recently moved to smaller west coast city, Portland, OR. He and Mrs. Saladpants are looking at a house which, while only 15 minutes from downtown, is essentially out in the country. This means that the house has no gas line running to it and no sewer either. In this particular house, the Saladpantses have two potential heating options: Propane or Electric. They have no experience with either, and are uncertain as to which is better. They seek opinions, wisdom and experiences of fellow mefites. [more inside]
posted by saladpants on Apr 20, 2007 - 15 answers

How to refill a BBQ propane tank

When refilling a typical 20-pound propane tank (for an outdoor BBQ grill, if it matters), does it need to be completely empty before disconnecting from the grill and taking it to the gas station? [more inside]
posted by _sirmissalot_ on Jan 5, 2007 - 13 answers

The irony is...this is in a health food store.

Anyone know anything about masks and propane? [more inside]
posted by iurodivii on Nov 28, 2006 - 9 answers

Difference in US/UK propane tanks?

Do US and UK propane tanks have the same size valve/nozzle-thing? [more inside]
posted by gelcap on Nov 23, 2006 - 4 answers

Types propane tank gages

What is a good option for an after market gas grill propane tank gage? [more inside]
posted by retro88 on Aug 21, 2006 - 12 answers

What are the primary gases produced by propane combustion?

What are the primary gases produced by propane combustion? I was just told a story about a nearby warehouse, very high ceilings, 2600 sq ft, which is being heated by umbrella-style outdoor propane heaters (think of outdoor restaurants in LA, for you left coasters). Visions of dead people litter my mind, consequently. Am I right, or confused with regard to the exhaust? Please provide authoritative links so I can pass this along without being confrontational.
posted by mwhybark on Nov 4, 2004 - 6 answers

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