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Old 03-27-2009, 11:23 AM   #11
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(Ok maybe not the flame thrower)

how do you know I don't have a flame thrower??


I'm still annoyed to find that the pressure is too low for those 1lb bottle propane grills. I figured that the pressure requirments would be less for them than the standard grills.
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:33 AM   #12
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I'm still annoyed at myself for not thinking about the pressure issue.

But aren't you glad this thread came up when it did !?!?
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:56 AM   #13
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But aren't you glad this thread came up when it did !?!?
I suppose but I already bought most of the stuff to do the mod this weekend.


still annoyed though

bleh
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Old 03-27-2009, 01:06 PM   #14
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Greg,
Plan B could be to go to harbor freight and get the adapter where you can
re-fill your disposable LP bottles from a full 20 or 30 pound LP tank.
The trick is to put the disposable bottle in the fridge so it's cold.
Attach said bottle to said adapter and to the disposable bottle.
Turn the big tank upside down and open the valve.
It will partially fill your throw away bottle.

It's a hassle but it saves tossing the bottle and you don't need all that
stuff you just bought and installed!!
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Old 03-27-2009, 04:56 PM   #15
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Greg,
Plan B could be to go to harbor freight and get the adapter where you can
re-fill your disposable LP bottles from a full 20 or 30 pound LP tank.
The trick is to put the disposable bottle in the fridge so it's cold.
Attach said bottle to said adapter and to the disposable bottle.
Turn the big tank upside down and open the valve.
It will partially fill your throw away bottle.

It's a hassle but it saves tossing the bottle and you don't need all that
stuff you just bought and installed!!
don't the new valves on the propane tanks prevent the LPG from coming out when you tip the tank over?


I'll just get me one of those splitters and place it on one of my big tanks as I already have a line
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Old 03-28-2009, 08:53 AM   #16
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I'm not sure.
I know the new tanks have a float valve that shuts off when the tank
is full.
The float would move up towards the valve to do this.
If you turned the tank upside down, the float would tend to move towards
the bottom of the tank and it "should" be open.

That's my theory and it might be totally wrong.
I do know that Harbor Freight used to sell the adapter and I've read and even
spoken to folks who were re-filling their small disposable LP bottles.
They may have been using the old style tanks.
I have not tried it myself and you might be right.

Anyone out there know for sure??????
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:24 AM   #17
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I just got the Harbor Freight sale ad. The sell a 2 burner propane stove for $25. It is a low pressure stove. Just buy a quick fit male extension hose and you are good to go. I am getting one this week.

They have a web site to buy from if you do not have a store.

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Old 03-30-2009, 10:34 AM   #18
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update on my grill project

It CAN be done and I've almost got all the parts to complete it.

As stated previously the regulated pressure off of the RV is 11" WC. This also happens to be the regulated pressure of off gas grills AFTER their own regulator.

If you bypass the regulator on a standard gas grill (remove the regulated line and connect directly) to the valve line it WILL work. I tried it this weekend.

The problem I am encountering with the small "portable" 1lb bottle grill that I'm working on is that the regulator and flame control are all in the same unit. I am working right now on the final parts procurement, a flame control valve, and some reducing fittings to attach to the LPG injector that fits into the venturi tube. If I cannot find the correct reducing fittings for the existing injector I will make my own injector. I'll have something working in the next couple of weeks pending time with a "how to" thread.
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I have an adapter to fill the small disposable bottles from the large ones and it works fine. I always freeze the small bottle first and leave the big one in the sun if possible and it almost fills the disposable to 100%. I always turn the large bottle upside down to fill the small one and I have always had success. I purchased the fitting online from Cabelas for around $45 CDN delivered and it has paid off in 2 years. I am still using the same disposables as well.
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