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I put on a new propane tank and cooked for about 20 minutes. When I finished I noticed frost had formed on the hose. Is this dangerous?

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Hi,
No there is no danger....
Propane is actually a very good refrigerant and as it changes from a liquid to a vapor it creates a very cold area... that can include the tank and the hose.
Absolutely harmless...

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Posted on Aug 21, 2010

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