I just figured out something that makes me feel really dumb for not figuring it out before. Now I'm not even sure I'm 100% right in my figurings, because any figuring that requires math is usually not going to be figured right by me because in a whole host of things I'm not good at math is right at the top of the list, so I might be feeling dumb for no reason, simply because I figured a math problem incorrectly.
Last Wednesday I exchanged my empty little Bronco camper 5 gallon propane tank for a full one at Walmart. While I was waiting for the Walmart exchange person to come out and exchange my tank, I was reading the sign on the cage where all the tanks are kept, and saw that the exchange cost $15 and in the fine print it said for 15 pounds of propane. Now I've exchanged the little Bronco tank a couple of times already, and I knew the exchange cost more than having them refilled because you have to pay extra for the convenience, but I never paid close attention before because frankly it didn't mean that much to me.
I hooked up the 5 gallon tank to the Arctic Fox shortly before lunch on Wednesday, and turned it on. Friday at 9 o'clock in the morning the 5 gallon tank ran dry.
Now even with my limited math skills that sounds like the tank lasted about 48 hours which is not very long if you're a full-timer living on propane 24 / 7. I ran some numbers through my head which promptly ran out my ear and on to the floor, so I got out my calculator. After a little calculating several things became apparent.
1----I used up a lot of propane really quick.
2--- I don't know why, but I should find out.
3--- this is going to be hard to figure out because it requires math. And most importantly I'm running out of time to finish this post so I'll finish it tomorrow.