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#6106283 - 12/28/15 01:46 PM Does propane freeze???
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Will be heading out to hunt this coming weekend and the weather is saying as low as 10 at night. I have heard propane tanks and lines can freeze, and would like to avoid that if at all possible.
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#6106307 - 12/28/15 01:58 PM Re: Does propane freeze??? [Re: BigPig]
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Don't worry wade I'm sure your little buddy heater will still work in that insulated box blind.....deer hunterssss....
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#6106310 - 12/28/15 02:01 PM Re: Does propane freeze??? [Re: BigPig]
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It will freeze at -44F
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#6106312 - 12/28/15 02:02 PM Re: Does propane freeze??? [Re: BigPig]
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-306.4 degrees it will freeze so keep it wrapped
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#6106316 - 12/28/15 02:04 PM Re: Does propane freeze??? [Re: Ramball36]
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Originally Posted By: Ramball36
Don't worry wade I'm sure your little buddy heater will still work in that insulated box blind.....deer hunterssss....


Lmao. I ain't scared about the box blind, it's the cargo trailer immsleeeping in. To be honest, it's more the wife I'm afraid of than me being cold. When she gets cold it's not fun wife
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#6106326 - 12/28/15 02:09 PM Re: Does propane freeze??? [Re: General Guts]
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Originally Posted By: General Guts
-306.4 degrees it will freeze so keep it wrapped


So you're saying there is a chance scratch

Last time the wife was out it dropped into the 20's and the fuel supply from the 20lb tank outside ceased. The heater turned off and I couldn't get it re lit without having to switch to the small green tanks
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#6106327 - 12/28/15 02:10 PM Re: Does propane freeze??? [Re: General Guts]
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Originally Posted By: General Guts
-306.4 degrees it will freeze so keep it wrapped


You are technically right but on the practice side Propane liquid gives off vapor down to -44 F, so your 10 F night isn't even close. It freezes somewhere around -300 F.

One thing to keep in mind is the lowered pressure you will have in the tank as it gets colder though, so if it is not turned on before it gets cold, and you just throw the valve open, you may have a high flow preventer that will close off the supply. Open the tank slowly.


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#6106330 - 12/28/15 02:11 PM Re: Does propane freeze??? [Re: BigPig]
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No worries. Propane tanks everywhere in Wise County, never heard of one freezing.
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#6106358 - 12/28/15 02:31 PM Re: Does propane freeze??? [Re: BigPig]
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Had one in varmint camp in Colorado one winter (20#), true temp of -8, not one problem. Tank was also outside exposed to wind as well, for added cooling ya know grin
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#6106527 - 12/28/15 04:13 PM Re: Does propane freeze??? [Re: BigPig]
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We've frozen the valves and lines on a couple of tanks before. A buddy has a 60k (I think, might be 100k) btu heater. In order to get it to put out that much heat, it needs a lot of gas and so it has to run without a regulator. As a gas expands, it absorbs heat from its surroundings. It will quickly freeze a valve and the lines. He had to switch to a large portable tank because the small ones kept freezing up and restricting gas flow.
You can put a small tank in a bucket of water and drop warm beer cans in the water. Run a high btu heater off it and it will get your beer cold in a couple of minutes.
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#6106591 - 12/28/15 04:51 PM Re: Does propane freeze??? [Re: BigPig]
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I wouldn't worry at all about the tank freezing, I would however keep a dry towel thrown over the valve
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#6106594 - 12/28/15 04:53 PM Re: Does propane freeze??? [Re: BigPig]
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Never thougth about it being the valve, thanks guys
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#6106627 - 12/28/15 05:07 PM Re: Does propane freeze??? [Re: BigPig]
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regulator can get water (rain) in it, and freeze; can damage them too - keep them dry.

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#6106634 - 12/28/15 05:09 PM Re: Does propane freeze??? [Re: BigPig]
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I always heard that butane did but not propane. But I have no idea. Have never had propane freeze and I used to run it in a pickup until I started to have to pay the road tax then it was not as cheap.
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#6106779 - 12/28/15 06:13 PM Re: Does propane freeze??? [Re: BigPig]
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From what I remember Butane stops gassing at around 31, propane at around -41. That is why Butane tanks were always buried in the ground.

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