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jcarbon

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Propane 101 for newbies? Fri, 08/23/13 11:43 AM (permalink)
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.
 
John
 
 
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