Are all propane bottles the same?

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Postby Rich S » Sat Jan 27, 2007 8:41 am

I have refilled the 1lb tanks for years. Before they came out with the adaptor I made one from a old propane tourch and BBQ adaptor. I have since bought one of the other adaptors.
You do have to be carefull. Last summer I got the brillant Idea of putting my empty,s in the deep freezer for several days. I got my 20 lb tank full and put it in the sun at over 100 degrees for several hours. It filled the 1 pounders really fast. I then put them in my shed. Several weeks later when we went camping I looked at the tanks, they looked like balloons. It was a miracle they did not explode.
Since then I cool them for about 15 minutes in icewater and use a scale. so far it has been working. :shock:
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Postby SteveH » Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:48 am

I've been refilling the same two one pound bottles ever since I started teardroping, with no problems so far.

However, I do really have to watch out for the Propane Bottle Police every time I cross a state line! :lol: I just know they are out there looking for me! :shhh:
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Postby asianflava » Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:04 pm

The only problems I've had is when they don't seal back up after you disconnect them. I have one or two that I leave hooked up to the regulator for that reason. After they do that, I pitch them when they are empty.
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Postby dwgriff1 » Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:34 pm

I have a good friend who refills his 1 pound bottles, but he also walked away from an airplane crash a few years ago.

Maybe that is why I still use liquid fuel!

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Postby goldcoop » Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:04 pm

halfdome, Danny wrote:Would consider getting one in something smaller like 5 or 10 lbs.


Danny-

Here's a 10#:

http://www.lpgastanks.com/propane-tanks/lc10

$102 Tho...

Cheers,

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Postby halfdome, Danny » Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:30 pm

goldcoop wrote:
halfdome, Danny wrote:Would consider getting one in something smaller like 5 or 10 lbs.


Danny-

Here's a 10#:

http://www.lpgastanks.com/propane-tanks/lc10

$102 Tho...

Cheers,

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Thanks, I bookmarked/favorite it. :)Danny
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