This Brinkmann Propane Tank Gauge features a multi-color dial to clearly indicate remaining propane fuel levels. The gauge is constructed of solid brass for durability. Installation is easy and requires no tools. The convenient gauge will allow for fuel checks without removing the tank.
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77%of customersrecommend this product24 of 31reviews
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77%of customersrecommend this product24 of 31reviews
We put this gauge on so we didn't run out of propane in the middle of grilling anymore. It is very easy to install, takes under five minutes (more like 60 seconds) and you install it with only your hands, no tools needed. I tried it on our empty tank first and it didn't read any propane left at all. Then I put it on our new tank and it read almost full. Only problem we had was that it extended the hose part coming out of the tank in such a way that it either hits the inside wall of our grill, or the front door won't close all the way. We are going to try to get a more flexible regulator and see if that will help. But overall such a simple piece to install and worth the ease of knowing how much of your tank you have left.
Pros: Easy to Assemble
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Easy to read, but not enough room inside our grill as it hits the inside wall. Could move the bottle but its designed to sit in the hole in the floor of the grill.
I have always wondered if I had gas or not, now I can tell by looking at the handy gauge on the propane tank. The gauge is made out of brass and is quite simple to install. Just screw it to the propane tank outlet and then hook your grill hose to the gauge. I have only grilled out once so far so It is hard to determine how accurate it is. As long as its close it will be good enough for me.
This is a nifty product. Before, the only way I could tell that my propane tank was getting low was by feeling how heavy it was. This thing connects in a snap and as soon as you open the tank valve, the gauge gives you a reading. Now I can be better prepared for when I want to plan barbeques.
Because we sometimes rent our vacation home, we don't know how much the grill is used. Lifting the tank to get a feel for how much is left really hasn't worked for us and running out of propane before dinner is cooked has happened too many times! This gauge will definitely help so that we know before we start cooking if there's going to be an issue! It would be nice if this gauge was flexible or maybe bent. It goes in line with the tank valve and the hose from the grill really has no slack. The result was a very tight fit and we were lucky that the door where the tank sits would still close.
I've had this product before on another grill. Problem is when I sold the other grill I forgot to take the other gauge off and put it on another new grill. It help and let's you know how much propane you have left. Not that you run out when you're halfway grilling your food.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Assemble, easy to read gauge
I have been looking for exactly a gauge like this one for years. Now it takes the guess work out of estimating how much gas I have left in the tank. I will not be replacing the tank when it is not reatly close to empty. I don't have to worry that I will run out of gas in the middle of a barbecue.
When I got this product and installed it, I was immediately (and ironically) alerted to the fact that my tank was nearing empty, which allowed me to have a spare tank ready when it ran out.
Installation was a snap, as it screwed in-line with the existing fitting on the tank. Some users might have issues if a tank enclosure or other obstruction limits the space for the added length of the gauge. It extends the length of the fitting by a couple of inches, but shouldn't be a problem for most installations. Rotating the tank slightly allowed it to fit my enclosure while leaving the gauge easily visible.
As my tank is seated inside the cabinet, it can be difficult to lift the tank to guess how much LP is still available, so this is a real improvement.
You never have to cook half way again. I have two propane tanks as back up but I like to know what amount of gas I have left in the tank before I start. This widget is perfect, lets me know if I should change it or leave it before starting. Before, I used to start cooking and leave for a bit and come back to a non cooking grill and a cold steak. This just helps me keep an eye on it since I know thae amount of gas left.
This gauge--this type of gauge--doesn't do you any good. The pressure in the propane tank is almost constant, at a level determined by temperature. Only at the very end of the tank capacity, with a few minutes of gas left, will the gauge drop. Invariably, "the last grilling" will start in the middle of the green, and then run out after 20--30 minutes. Twice in a row, two separate Brinkman gauges, the gauge plugged (gas didn't pass through) when I changed tanks. Removing the gauge solved the problem. I'm going to speculate that a bit of debris entered the gauge during tank change, and plugged a port. Nevertheless, since I'm in the middle of a cook, I don't have time to clean it. So, on the junk pile this thing goes (well, actually, into Recycle).
I'm not too confident in the accuracy. The gauge tends to fluctuate up and down, sometimes registering higher than it did on the previous use. I'm hopeful it will let me know when I'm about to run out of propane so I can replace the tank in advance. That's really all I want from it.
Last family get together we were using my grill outside, when I heard we were out of gas, how embarrassing, never again! I saw this and when it came I immediately put it on my new propane tank. So far I haven't used it much, but it has shown me how much is left, no more dinner delays for me, thank goodness!! Easy to use, no hassles.
Great product. Works perfectly. It definitely helps determining how much propane is left in the tank.
10out of11found this review helpful.
Review 17 for Propane Tank Gauge
PostedAugust 27, 2012
No, I do not recommend this product.
Seems like a quality built item... I purchased installed and it worked fine for the first month or two then I thought I was out of propane because the gauge was reading empty and the grill would not start... I went and purchased a new tank and put it in but still no fire... I removed the gauge and the grill fired up... So the gauge clogged or malfunctioned... I returned to the home depot..
I have put off getting a gauge for my propane for years! I guess I was to cheap, but at 73 I figured I needed one after running out of propane in the middle (or start) of doing grilling or even canning with our high pressure cooker for the last 50 years. I am so glad to finally get one and know what my tank reserve is. No more uncooked/half-cooked "stuff"...no more canning done half-way through. You will save yourself a lot of misery if you do a lot of grilling...I grill year round. Don't wait!
Pros: Easy to Assemble, Sturdy, Superior Craftsmanship, no more worries about lack of propane
The one I bought does read the gas pressure OK. But, with it installed, it does not allow the burners to have any gas. Not sure what the problem actually is, but since it is propane we're talking about, not going to mess around with it. So I am going to return this unit, and look around for new one.