- Joined: 3/22/2009
- Location: tampa, FL
Propane 101 for newbies?
Fri, 08/23/13 11:43 AM
Would like to hear some from the experts.
Lets see if my math is correct.
Lets say I have a 100 LB tank that should contain about 25 gallons of propane(divide LB /4) . If 1 gallon = 91,500 BTU then I have 2,287,500 BTU (25 x 91,500).
**Is it correct that one must take out 20% from total BTU since tanks can only be filled to 80% capacity??
If so then I have 1,830,000 BTU in a 100 LB tank.
If I have 30,000 BTU burner then in theory I have 61 hours of use at full burn, correct?
If I used them at 50% then I double the use time, correct?
Is a 30,000 BTU burner the same as any 30,000 BTU burner or is there diferences?
Finally, most suggest 3/8 cooper line to burners. Is this best??
Thanks in advance.