Freezing Tanks on my propane mower

Discussion in 'Alternative Fuel Forum' started by EcoFriendly, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. EcoFriendly

    EcoFriendly LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Hi All, new to the forum, but excited to learn more. I have a 61" snapper pro that runs on propane, and lately a few of that tanks have been noticeably freezing on the outside. I have tightened all valves, hoses, but not sure what else to try. Any idea's?
  2. windflower

    windflower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,108

    I'm assuming you are getting frost on the tank while in use. This is normal with a full tank, it decreases with less fuel in the tank but depending on draw, humidity and temp may persist until the tank is empty. You can get a good idea how much fuel is left by where the frost stops. This is pretty close to where the fuel level is. Some tanks when full will freeze the valve and no fuel flows until it thaws out.

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