Refilling Propane Bottles

Discussion in 'Functional Gear & Equipment' started by Gator 45/70, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. DarkLight

    DarkLight Live Long and Prosper - On Hiatus Site Supporter

    That's the one I have.
  2. DarkLight

    DarkLight Live Long and Prosper - On Hiatus Site Supporter

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  3. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

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  4. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    We have a similar one. If one camps a lot using a 20# or 30# tank makes life easier. The camper has 2X 30#s. The 20#s sure beat her saying if we want to eat, I need another 1#'er.

    @BT Post
    Amazon and Wally world sell them.
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  5. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I've hunted mornings with hors frost coating everything, and my breath freezing to my face. Now I have pop up blinds, a buddy heater, and a 3gallion 12lb tank made for tailgating.;)
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  6. Tevin

    Tevin Monkey+++

    There are tons of them on Amazon...
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  7. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    That's what I use at our hunting cabin along with a 20lb hose adapter for an lantern. Yes it makes the lantern and stove a bit more "un-portable", but when used in a fixed location they work great.

    I've thought about trying to refill the 1lb tanks but just never did. Of course the usual common sense rules apply, don't refill in an enclosed space.
    Investigators rule that refilling propane cylinders fueled explosion that killed barista

    If you're going through so many 1 pounders that you need to refill them, you might need to look at the adapter hoses. They may save you time.
  8. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I have bulk tank adapter hose, extension hose, triple tree, and refill adapter. And about a dozen bulk tanks, and perhaps twenty five one pound bottles at present. I got it pretty well covered.;)
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  9. William Warren

    William Warren Monkey++

    As of 16:45 UTC 2/10/16, I can't access the video. Does anyone have a copy? TIA.

    William Warren
  10. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

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  11. William Warren

    William Warren Monkey++

    Sorry, I don't know: I get the usual "rolling ball" icon from youtube, and it just stalls at that point.

    William Warren
  12. azrancher

    azrancher Monkey +++

    I added a wet-leg fitting to my 250 gallon tank many years ago planning on doing just that... Where do you get the hoses and fittings, and valve to make that work?

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  13. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Any Propane Supplier should have all that in Stock....
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  14. MountainMariner

    MountainMariner Clearly Ambiguous

    Great info. I have to helicopter my 20# propane tanks into my cabin and this will save me money filling those expensive 1# tanks.
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  15. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    We came to that decision quite a while ago. Unless one has a need for a 1#'s portability; a 20# or 30# are hard to beat. It got old having to change tanks on the Camp Chef with food on it.
    Same as many others we had quite a few 20#s from old gas grills.
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  16. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I found a pic of my adapter. It is added to post 14.
  17. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    I test my tanks with bubbles (spit works just fine, better than hearing).
    I found some brass caps 2 for $8. it's worth it, seeing some valves especially coleman do not reseal perfectly after a single use ,not to mention refilling .
    Safety valves can leak too, and those that fail can be adjusted with the right tool, but if it won't seal mark it for disposal . do not attempt to use a tank that has a leaky safety valve .
    Rather than disturb the safety valve however, after you can hear the initial flow is stopped , one could take an adaptor and bleed off the gas vapor from the main port ,then reinstall the bottle for further filling.
    If you don't mess with the safety, it won't likely leak.
    Bubbles are proof.
    I also have a combustable gas leak detector , but bubbles are a good positive proof.
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  18. oldman11

    oldman11 Monkey+++

    Wal-mart has the refill adapter for sale@ I think $16.95.
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  19. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter+++

    Will have to check out Wal mart site for that.. Have a few empty bottles layin around.. Never can tell what they may be used for..
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  20. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Partially fill then test , if they pass the continue filling. if they don't pass you haven't wasted much time and fuel.
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