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Come out and meet the Lakes Gas team at our Open House Friday, August 12th. Visit us at the Spooner, Wisconsin branch at 16228W State Road 70. From 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., we’ll have food, fun and savings. There will be brats, hot dogs, chips, and pop and treats for the kids! And you can register for hourly drawings and our grand prize: 200 gallons of propane! We’ll announce that prize at 2 p.m., so you’ll want to stick around. While you’re here, don’t forget to get your 20 lb cylinder filled for just $10. Everyone’s invited, and we hope to see you there!
Join us for an open house at the Pequot Lakes, Minnesota location from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. August 5th. Everyone is invited! We’ll have a barbeque featuring brats, hot dogs, and pop and some help from the Miss Pequot Lakes candidates. You can also enter to win a BBQ grill and 400 gallons of propane. You don’t have to be present to win. Come out and see us!
If your farm uses an irrigation engine, switching to a propane-powered system could save you money.
According to results from a recent propane incentive program from the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC), farmers reported their hourly fuel costs were cut by as much as half when they switched from diesel to propane-powered systems.
But you don’t have to take their word for it. A new app from PERC can help you estimate how much you’ll save before you make the switch for your farm.
You can download it on Google Play or the App Store. There are even desktop and web versions.
Have more questions about switching? Contact a Lakes Gas sales representative.
Pop Quiz: What’s the most important part of your propane system?
You probably said the tank, right?
That’s what most people would say, but according to the website Propane101, which is run by propane dealers, the heart of any propane system is the regulator.
Propane regulators control the flow of propane gas and stabilize pressure from the tank to the appliance. Here are some things to know about regulators.
They Make Noise
If you hear a humming noise, don’t worry. Properly functioning regulators often make a soft humming noise.
There are Different Types
Using the wrong kind of regulator for your system can cause the whole system to malfunction. If you need to replace yours, consult your propane company.
They Need Protection
Regulators are normally installed under the tank dome with the vent pointed down. This prevents rain, ice, bugs and other debris from getting in the regulator. If yours is not protected by the tank dome or pointed down, you can cut an empty milk bottle to fit over it until you can correct its placement.
For more information about regulators, go to Propane101.
Need to buy more propane? Contact Lakes Gas.
Are you a farmer who needs new propane-fueled equipment? You could get help paying for it. The Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) is offering up to $5,000 towards the purchase of qualifying new propane-powered farm equipment.
In return, participants will share real-world performance data about the machinery with PERC.
You can learn more about the program and see if you qualify at PERC’s website or by contacting a Lakes Gas sales representative.