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Old 11-12-2018, 05:29 PM   #21
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I believe you got some bad ideas about your regulator valve. I doubt if you'll get any propane unless your lever is pointed to either one of your tanks. If you put the lever in the middle ... look for a green window when you open the tanks ... no green ... no propane. I'm not a fan of relying on the auto change over ... you can end up with no propane if you don't keep track of which tank is empty. I open one tank at a time.
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:12 PM   #22
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It was recently suggested to leave both tanks open and put the switch lever in the middle and the tank will switch over to the other tank when the 1st tank is empty. Is this correct?


We have the 3730 Montana.


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The switch need's to point to one of the tanks not the middle! And both tanks need to be open foe the valve to work properly.
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:22 AM   #23
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Not on ours. The indicator points to the tank in use and turns red and switches over when empty.
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Old 11-13-2018, 02:27 PM   #24
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We have never had a problem with the auto switch over function since 2006 . We have a feel for how long a tank last and take a look accordingly. Both tanks are always open and the switch over points to the tank in use. It auto switches and the indicator on the in
use tank turns red. we turn the switch to the current in use tank which now will turn green then pull the empty tank for refill. I think there has been some miss information on how the regulators work. We Have experienced very cold weather and run a tank dry in 4 days.
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Old 11-13-2018, 04:58 PM   #25
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Listen to Richfaa. He has it exactly right. This is the way it is supposed to work.
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Old 11-13-2018, 05:02 PM   #26
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The regulator should switch over to the opposite tank once the tank you have the handle pointed to runs out. I am not sure what placing the handle in the middle position would do. Have never done this and mine has always switched to the full tank if there is one.
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:35 PM   #27
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richfaa has it exactly right,easy to manage
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Old 11-13-2018, 09:11 PM   #28
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No - point the lever to the tank you want to run off of 1st and when the tank is empty, the valve will switch to the other tank automatically. Check every day to see if the valve has a red band and no green showing. That means the tank the valve is pointing to is empty and needs to be filled. Turning the valve towards the other tank should give you a green band if the tank has LP in it.

Putting the valve in the middle will run off of both tanks and when you are out - both tanks will be empty. Not what you want to happen
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Old 11-14-2018, 10:34 AM   #29
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Putting the valve in the middle will run off of both tanks and when you are out - both tanks will be empty. Not what you want to happen
That is exactly what my son-in-law did. He is now doing it correctly after learning the hard way.
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