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Old 31-03-2016, 10:56   #1
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Do-it-yourself propane item

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Re: Do-it-yourself propane item

Do you have a question? Are you trying to sell this item? Did you just put it here in case others wanted one? (If the latter is the case, you can get it for a whole lot less here: http://tinyurl.com/jrznp58).
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Old 31-03-2016, 11:46   #3
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Do you have a question? Are you trying to sell this item? Did you just put it here in case others wanted one? (If the latter is the case, you can get it for a whole lot less here: http://tinyurl.com/jrznp58).
no questions just threw it out there, thanx
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Old 31-03-2016, 11:53   #4
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Re: Do-it-yourself propane item

I purchased mine off flebay for 3 bucks out of California with free shipping
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Re: Do-it-yourself propane item

For those interested the big tank needs to be upside down so the little tank will be filled with liquid propane. also do not fill on a cold day and then let it sit in the Sun. The little tank ended up looking like a peanut. edit I just read the description from Amazon and I guess they have a regulator built in to keep that from happening.
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Re: Do-it-yourself propane item

There are cheaper ones but company gives a bunch of reasons why it's better to spend a few extra dollars, they also sell them with two caps that you put on the one pound propane bottles
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They seem to be sold for about 15 bucks
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Re: Do-it-yourself propane item

After doing some reading I found that these refill connections will not work with the new 20lb propane tanks. the new tanks have valves in them that shut off when the tanks are full so when you turn them upside down it shuts off the valve.
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After doing some reading I found that these refill connections will not work with the new 20lb propane tanks. the new tanks have valves in them that shut off when the tanks are full so when you turn them upside down it shuts off the valve.
That's interesting to hear because my adapter works just fine and my big tanks have the old valve in them.
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Re: Do-it-yourself propane item

Push come to shove, you can always have someone custom machine one on a lathe. They can be handy when travelling to countries which have different thread sizes/pitches.
And as to filling. A good number of tanks have relief screws on them, near their nozzles. So that you can't overfill them. Just remember to open it, prior to filling the tank.
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Re: Do-it-yourself propane item

Because of cost I refilled my small propane bottles all the time and transported them with out issue.

Even with my method, which is pretty safe, I would never put a re-filled one pounder on my boat. I am not a scared kitty, I just know how easy it is for these things to leak if over-filled, the outlet leak or the ten percent valve leak.

This is how I did it:. My adapter allowed me to tap liquid from a old style bottle, upside down on the shop bench and the filler end hanging out in space. That way I would fill a dozen at a time.

You need a special Schrader valve tool to open the ten percent valve. This fills the bottle more quickly with liquid and when it spits, itís full.

I put each bottle on a scale and vented off until the charge was 90% of a new unused bottle. Then throw them out in the hot sun for a day and a night. Re-weigh and if they are not within a gram of the original weight, vent it off and throw it away. I usually refilled each bottle ten times and then tossed it, no matter what. The valves get leaky over time as they are not designed for multiple uses.

No leaks, no bulges, no booms. A one pound bottle is about the equivalent of a quarter stick of gelatin dynamite. I am very careful with dynamite. There is a good reason each of those cylinders has a DO NO REFILL warning on the label.
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