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    Default Propane price

    Around and around we go and right back to 2018 prices. July is when a lot of companies contract from the wholesalers for the fall farmer propane fills. it always the lowest price of the season and my company offers a Summer Fill discount.



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    Quote Originally Posted by redraspberry View Post
    Around and around we go and right back to 2018 prices. July is when a lot of companies contract from the wholesalers for the fall farmer propane fills. it always the lowest price of the season and my company offers a Summer Fill discount.



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    Its the same in Florida. My generator 500 gal LP tank is at 68% and they won't deliver unless I'm <60%.
    They only go to 80%. So it's a 100 gallon purchase or so. I only fill in July - so let's see how much I use this Hurricane season.
    Hurricane Irma, I burned 8% in 5 days.
    - UPDATED-
    2.4 BILLION people still cook with manure as their fuel.
    3.0 BILLION more people will be born in the next 30 years.

    IEA, Number of people without access to clean cooking by scenario, 2021-2030, IEA, Paris

    More energy. Not less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConanTheLibertarian View Post
    Its the same in Florida. My generator 500 gal LP tank is at 68% and they won't deliver unless I'm <60%.
    They only go to 80%. So it's a 100 gallon purchase or so. I only fill in July - so let's see how much I use this Hurricane season.
    Hurricane Irma, I burned 8% in 5 days.
    I use 400 gallons/1 tank a year so I fill during their July special. I should note they have not released this years Summer Fill price, no doubt they knew this was coming. Hard winter years I'm pretty lean this time of the year, <10% or so. it was a mild winter so I have a surplus at 25%.
    What's the Frequency, Kenneth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConanTheLibertarian View Post
    Its the same in Florida. My generator 500 gal LP tank is at 68% and they won't deliver unless I'm <60%.
    They only go to 80%. So it's a 100 gallon purchase or so. I only fill in July - so let's see how much I use this Hurricane season.
    Hurricane Irma, I burned 8% in 5 days.
    How many KW is your generator & what do you think your average load is? I'm interested in calculating how much capacity I should install if I get a rig like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverPalm View Post
    How many KW is your generator & what do you think your average load is? I'm interested in calculating how much capacity I should install if I get a rig like that.
    22 kW.

    My load is well below that. Likely 8 kW.
    2.5 ton AC / Heat Pump
    Electric Hot Water Heater
    Dishwasher
    Lights / TVs / Computers like everybody else.
    Pool Pump (load shed)
    Stove (load shed)
    Clothes Dryer (load shed)

    So potentially three loads get sequentially shed if load limit is reached

    And that load shed feature has not activated since 2012 when installed and tested.

    In NC I had a 12 kW Kohler on Natural Gas (derates to 10.5 kW) - but that house had gas heat, stove, and hot water.
    It also had a nasty habit of under-frequency trips on random generator starts.
    After much diagnostics, determined that when the AC compressor restarts with a high pressure condition, that starting current was excessive.
    Installed a 3 minute TD relay on AC compressor contactor that allowed pressure to bleed off before restart.
    That fixed it. After a solid year of WTF random trips and calls to Kohler.

    I upsized a notch and changed brands - drama free.

    My PA house is tiny, gas everything and I put in a 14 kW Generac there.

    Wife claims I have rich man's syndrome, but actually I've made so much power in my life, I sort of like having it 24/7.
    First thing I do in a property.

    Go a size up is my advice. Your neighbors will likely have a dolly with a fridge and a freezer they need plugged in.
    My back patio becomes a gas grill restaurant in Hurricane outages.
    People appreciate a hot cup of coffee, a shower, AC indoors, etc.
    Last edited by ConanTheLibertarian; 07-05-2021 at 02:24 PM.
    - UPDATED-
    2.4 BILLION people still cook with manure as their fuel.
    3.0 BILLION more people will be born in the next 30 years.

    IEA, Number of people without access to clean cooking by scenario, 2021-2030, IEA, Paris

    More energy. Not less.

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    $1.43 a gallon for this years fill.
    What's the Frequency, Kenneth?

    432Hz

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    I was reading propane is to be hit especially hard this year. Glad I got what I did when I did.

    https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/...shortage-looms
    What's the Frequency, Kenneth?

    432Hz

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    I think I have six or seven 20# tanks full I have bought at yard sales for $3-$5.
    Now there's no more oak oppression
    They passed a noble law
    Now the trees are all kept equal
    By hatchet, axe and saw.

    I will not comply.

    The Tea Party... quietly plotting to take over the world,
    and leave you the hell alone!

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    propane fill up cost US$4.2/gal here now

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