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Old 21-08-2017, 10:18   #1
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Coleman propane canisters

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Do fellow cruisers know if it is easy to locate the small coleman propane canisters in the Caribbean (BVI, in particular)? We use them for our magma grill. THANKS!!!!

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Old 21-08-2017, 11:25   #2
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Just buy the adapter that allows you to refill them from a regular large tank.
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thanks - will look into that! our tank is a bit of distance from the grill and neither can move - but that might work.

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Old 21-08-2017, 12:15   #4
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No, refilling the disposables is pointlessly dangerous. Never store in a living space!

Manchester and Flame King now have DOT approved 1# bottles designed for refilling. Use a 20# BBQ bottle to refill - outside only of course.
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Re: Coleman propane canisters

can you use a longer hose to go from tank to grill, since you can't move either?
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Re: Coleman propane canisters

You can find the Coleman 1lb propanes for $3.99-$11.99 each. It is worth stocking up when you can find them at a good price. Best prices on Tortola and St. Thomas. I did see $6 for two at the Walmart in Fajardo, PR.

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To the OP's original question the KMart on St Thomas would definitely stock those small bottles.

Nonetheless that information is of lesser importance than the prior posters safety-related comments.
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No, refilling the disposables is pointlessly dangerous. Never store in a living space!

Manchester and Flame King now have DOT approved 1# bottles designed for refilling. Use a 20# BBQ bottle to refill - outside only of course.
no intention of refilling - i'll look into Manchester and flameking - would need to work with magma grill - ie same fittings as coleman. thanks
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can you use a longer hose to go from tank to grill, since you can't move either?
probably - but the issue is where to snake it since it would be best not to have a long run of hose on deck... we're going to look. thanks!
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Re: Coleman propane canisters

Better to run a line from the main tank to the grill and get the adapter for a that. But still keep a spare 1# bottle and maybe even the adaptor that allows that to connection the main system
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no intention of refilling - i'll look into Manchester and flameking - would need to work with magma grill - ie same fittings as coleman. thanks
Yes universal standard fitting, called 1"-20

Most light-use camping/tailgating style heaters, BBQ, lamps use them, also make multi port "distribution posts" also adapters

Designed to come off the consumer (RV, BBQ) standard valve fitting, which is called Type 1 QCC, also ACME, which is in turn backward compatible with the older POL, from before overfill protection valves were mandated.
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probably - but the issue is where to snake it since it would be best not to have a long run of hose on deck... we're going to look. thanks!
Not to mention flex hoses really should be replaced each year.

Propane really is deadly stuff on a boat, being heavier than air
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Bear in mind that if you try to refill from the main tank, you first need to invert the main tank so that you are transferring liquid, but vapor. (As a practical matter this might be a PITA for some installations.)
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Re: Coleman propane canisters

Propane torch tanks work equally well.
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Too tall a shape for many appliances looking for the squat disposable bottle.
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