Propane Gauge for Your Grill - best liquid propane gas grills

by:Longzhao BBQ     2020-05-05
Propane Gauge for Your Grill  -  best liquid propane gas grills
For those of us who cook outdoors, the propane meter of your grill (BBQ), we often rely on our reliable propane gas grill.But is it really trustworthy?My Grill has disappointed me many times.Not because of what I said or did....Well...I didn't do it!I don't get propane.Yes, I ran out of propane.How does a person know that he will "burn" on the grill?Here is a handy little modification to the grill that will give you enough notice to make sure you have a full tank on hand.I want a propane meter.In particular, the amount of propane in the tank is determined by weight.After reading some different scale concepts online, I decided to use the "scale" scale.It's just a beam of arms.The tank weight is applied to the short arm and the fixed weight is placed on the long arm until the balance is reached.With my "scale" scale, I decided that the beam should be balanced when the propane tank is empty.The sketch shows the arrangement.I use the axle of the grill as one of the pivot points of my arm under the propane tank.The beam is hung under the frame of the grill and the side shelf is attached to the fire box.The tank arm is connected to the beam through a galvanized wire.The beam has an indicator light on the far left.This wire sticks out through some convenient vents on the side shelf.Balance the beam by adding some weight (gasket) to the right side of the beam until the beam is balanced horizontally.When balancing the empty tank, the number of indicator lights located above the surface of the shelf will indicate the empty tank.A red mark appeared on the wire.When the tank is full or the propane in the tank exceeds zero, the weight of the tank and propane applied to the left side of the beam will deflate the gasket upwards and the indicator line deflected downwards.This position of the indicator line shows only green.The indicator wire remains green until propane is lowered to any level where you would like to indicate a warning with a yellow ribbon on the indicator wire.Materials:3-foot long 3/4-12-inch square steel tube12-3/32-inch long thick specification (about 5/8 ") steel tie belt (thin will not work)Inch galvanized steel gasket (3-Depending on your weight and length, 4 or more) enough galvanized lines to tie them together (about 4 feet) I found the ceiling (t-Bar Ceiling) Good work with hanging wires.They are 6 feet long, 12 specs, less than $4, 10 in a pack.Acrylic paint (green, yellow, red) is used to draw the indicator belt on the indicator line.Paint the whole assembly to prevent rust and make it look "beautiful "..Tools: electric drill, tooth clamp bent wire (lock clamp, wire clamp come in handy) steel saw cut the square tube into longitudinal direction, make it surround the tip of the indicator wire and any other wire that may be in danger.You are modifying a propane grill, small paint brush and fine tip Mark penFirst off.Your grill may be different from my grill, there may be some design features that are important safety features that prevent the grill from overheating or expose the propane tank to radiant heat, etc.You have to decide whether the changes are safe or not.Most grill manufacturers seem to have used some methods to fix the propane tank on the grill frame.This propane meter manual "floats" the tank on the tank arm.This may make the grill more dangerous.You have to decide what is acceptable to you.When you call, you take the risk.You are fully responsible for modifying the grill.These instructions may not apply to your grill or may make your grill unsafe.You have to decide or join someone's help who can determine whether your grill is safe with this modification.I am not responsible for your actions.Don't do it if you're not sure..Now, let's start working on this...Ideally, the tank arm should be under the center of the tank.I installed the tank arm on the shaft of the grill.I also tilt the tank arm so that the far end of the arm is properly positioned under the short end of the beam.I drilled a hole at a certain angle on the tank arm to allow the tank arm to fit into this position.I drilled a small hole at the far end of the tank arm to let the galvanized wire pull down through the beam.Cut off any excess square tube so that it is all mounted under the frame of the grill.If the grill shaft is bent under the weight of the entire propane tank, it may be necessary to block the shaft, or install a wire hook around the shaft and attach it to the support of the grill frame on the shaft.My design is very easy to work with as the propane tank protrudes from the bottom of the tank rack/bracket.If your tank does not "stretch out the bottom", you may have to build a small platform on the tank arm to fit under your propane tank in order to be able to lift your tank.The beam is a heavy-duty thick galvanized pad for connecting the construction structure together.It has pre-Perfect punching for this project.The beam is directly located where the side shelf of the grill meets the fire box.I drilled a hole in the frame large enough (not a fire box) to be used to hang the galvanized line of the beam.I bent an s-Extend the shape of the hook from the galvanized line to hang the beam.With the hanging of the beam, I "installed" an empty propane tank and lifted the tank arm up until it stopped moving forward.I cut off my galvanized wire and tied the tank arm to the beam so that in this "full up" position the beam would be horizontal, the extra wires will pass through the beam.While holding the tank arm as upward as possible, I can move the beam to a horizontal position and then bend the wires that stretch out at the bottom of the tank arm.I cut and bend again.Hook, placed in the position of the hole to the far right of the beam.I hung a few big steel washers until the beam was balanced.I took another wire, mounted the indicator wire to the beam, and extended the vent on the side shelf of the grill up.If your grill doesn't have these vents, it's definitely easy to drill a small hole in the rack and let the indicator wire extend through.I marked the level on the indicator line as this is the "empty" level and a red display band should be drawn indicating that the tank is empty.I have now placed a tank over zero propane (preferably full, but I don't have a full tank at the moment) and checked the indicator light.The indicator line is significantly retracted and this part of the wire will all be green.The rest is to paint the indicator wires in green, yellow and red and paint the rest of the "high" to prevent them from rust and make them look great!.That's it!Now you should have enough low propane warning not to run out halfway through the perfect steak!
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