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LPG oil?

ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,870
I was disconnecting a 60LB propane tank this morning and lost some gas and ended up with a clear oil on my hands from the line. Best guess is, it seemed an awful lot like mineral oil.

Is it normal for propane tanks to have oil in them?
Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment


  • DJD775
    DJD775 Member Posts: 252
    Just a guess but it could be residual higher molecular weight hydrocarbons from the refining process. You get a little on each fill and it builds up over time.