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How I Get Gas...

Postby 48Rob » Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:59 pm

:no: No, not that kind...this is a family channel!

Propane...though it kinda smells the same :thinking:

Since like most folks, I dislike running out of gas at the worst moment, I've added fittings to a standard setup so that when the tank runs dry, a disposable bottle can be attached.

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Postby mikeschn » Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:03 pm

Rob,

How tall is that tank and how many pounds?

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Postby asianflava » Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:07 pm

I suppose when the 1lb tank is empty, you can fill it with the larger tank. All you would have to do is leave the 1lb tank attached while you turn on the refilled big tank.
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Postby Steve Frederick » Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:18 pm

mikeschn wrote:Rob,

How tall is that tank and how many pounds?

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Rob, While you're at it, What's the tank mount look like??
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Postby Steve_Cox » Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:24 pm

Rob,
That's a beautiful job you did there. What's the first leg down with the cap on it for? I wanna see a picture of the tank mount too!
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Postby goldcoop » Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:29 pm

...And for those of you who want a little simpler packaging:

https://www.rvsurplussalvage.com/catalo ... ct_id=1104

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Postby 48Rob » Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:15 am

Mike,

It is an 11# tank.

It stands 12.75" tall.
The mounting ring on the bottom is the same size as a 5# and a 20#.
It may be the same as larger tanks too, but I never checked...

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Postby 48Rob » Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:22 am

Steve and Steve,

Thanks.

The first nipple is a drip leg, to catch excess moisture, rust, or scale.

Here are a couple shots of the tank fitting,

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If that isn't what you meant...the large tank mounts to the tongue by means of two bolts that have a hole drilled into the end for a security ring (kind of like a cotter pin).

The "mount" is a piece of steel stock bent roughly into a U shape and welded onto the tongue.

The upturned legs of the U are drilled for the bolts, which pass through the factory mounting holes on the tank.

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Postby 48Rob » Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:32 am

Coop,

Thanks for posting the link, that setup sure is quick and easy!

I considered using that hose, but because of the desire to keep something of a retro look, the shiny brass won over.

Along with a lot of other folks, I'm all for being prepared, and the industry sure is meeting the demand.
Try to find something like that 10 years ago...

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Got one for the trailer and love it :applause:
Has a clock, indoor temp, outdoor temp, humidity, and about 20 other functions I haven't figured out yet.

Interesting how as the years go by, our definition of "camping" goes from cuddling up to our girlfriend to stay warm on cold hard ground in a tent, to deciding which DVD's to bring for the palace on wheels...

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Postby Ira » Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:46 am

Coop--you lost me:

That product in the link, what exactly does it do? You hook it to a large tank, and then it has a T that lets you run two devices off of it?
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Postby 48Rob » Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:52 am

Ira,

I'm not Coop, but....

It allows you to hook one end of the hose to a bulk tank (5# on up) and the other end will hook to any LP appliance you have.

A way to avoid having to buy/use a lot of disposable bottles.

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Postby Ira » Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:05 am

Just one device, or two?
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Postby 48Rob » Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:09 am

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Postby goldcoop » Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:23 am

48Rob wrote:It allows you to hook one end of the hose to a bulk tank (5# on up) and the other end will hook to any LP appliance you have. Rob


Ira/Rob-

I know one of these "Extenda" products allows you to screw in a disposable propane bottle once your bulk tank runs dry (the same effect as Rob has so nicely created) THUS extending your stay...

Just a alternative to those who may not have the plumbing skills Rob has...

I'm going to figure out which one, I'll be back.

OK Marshall Brass Extenda Stay fitting/valve G-420 sounds like it would do the job:

http://www.teecoproducts.com/Catalog/M3.htm


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