Saturday, July 19, 2014
Astor Propane tank pressure Gauge
When I first signed up to review Astor Barbeque Gauge I never noticed it was for a BBQ pit. We have a charcoal pit so that was not my intended use for it at all. I thought how nice it would be for my Camper to measure how much butane we have left before we leave with an empty tank. Plus we boil a LOT of seafood and we've run out of butane in the middle of a boil before. It is not easy to determine exactly how much butane is left in a tank so this Gauge is perfect solution!
The gauge is very easy to attach and installs on the main fuel feed line where it can stay permanently.
The screw threads let you attach the gauge without tool and it fits all brands and models with a type 1 connections and up to a 40lb propane tank. So whether you you are using your grill, stove, or boiling seafood you will always know how much propane you have. The gauge saves you the embarrassment of telling guest you have to run for a propane fill up and unnecessary trips refill tanks that don't need to be filled.
It is made of solid brass so it withstands weather, scratching, denting and corroding. Cheaper metals can corrode and plated surfaces get scratched and worn away. But solid brass stands up to the elements and is highly resistant to damage during use or transport. Solid Brass can be counted on when you need years of trouble free, heavy duty service.
I love that the gauge is color coded so you don't have to get a magnifying glass to see and count the lines to determine how much propane you have left. At first glance you can see if the needle is in the green (enough) yellow (low), or red (empty). That is so much easier than wetting the tank every few minutes to read the "line" and see if you are low. I remember many times my husband doing that often when he thought we were running low. I also remember a few times the fire burning very low, only to find out we needed to refill the tank. That was such a pain! When we are boiling seafood normally we just got back from crabbing. I was muddy, hot, and not very well dressed but off to the seafood place to fill the propane tank. It was either that or let them waste, and that does will NOT happen!
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