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Old 06-01-2012, 04:55 PM   #11
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It seems that I may go that way with a small tank and hose.
I seen a nice 5 gal version awhile back but it seems they are hard to find.

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CW and other places sell a 2-1/2 gallon propane tank that lasts me all summer and then some. Since I hate cooking under the awning it allows me to move the BBQ and gas stove anywhere I want them.
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:31 PM   #12
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I use the 1 lb throw-aways, but I don't throw them away. Camping World sells a great little propane tank refill adapter that allows you to refill the 1 lb bottles from a 20 lb bottle. Propane Tank Re-fill Adaptor - Mr. Heater F276172 - Propane Accessories - Camping World
The 1 lb throw aways come in 2-packs so I bought 2 2-packs so I always have a couple of full bottles in the RV.
To fill the 1 lb bottle put it the freezer a couple of hours before you want to fill then hook it up to the 20 lb bottle with the adapter and turn the 20 lb bottle upside down and then turn on the valve. Only takes a few minutes to fill. When you don't hear gas flowing turn off the 20 lb valve and then disconnect the 1 lb bottle and viola, a refreshed 1 lb tank.
I think this has been discussed in a thread before - that's where I got the idea.
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:03 PM   #13
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I use the 1 lb throw-aways, but I don't throw them away. Camping World sells a great little propane tank refill adapter that allows you to refill the 1 lb bottles from a 20 lb bottle. Propane Tank Re-fill Adaptor - Mr. Heater F276172 - Propane Accessories - Camping World
The 1 lb throw aways come in 2-packs so I bought 2 2-packs so I always have a couple of full bottles in the RV.
To fill the 1 lb bottle put it the freezer a couple of hours before you want to fill then hook it up to the 20 lb bottle with the adapter and turn the 20 lb bottle upside down and then turn on the valve. Only takes a few minutes to fill. When you don't hear gas flowing turn off the 20 lb valve and then disconnect the 1 lb bottle and viola, a refreshed 1 lb tank.
I think this has been discussed in a thread before - that's where I got the idea.
Thanks Bubba. I have read about it and will be using teh 1lb bottles for starters and may do what you are talking about inthe future.

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Old 06-09-2012, 03:52 PM   #14
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I saw a post on one of the bigger forums from a member who had tapped into the low pressure section of the house line, downstream of the regulator. He found his Q-220 wouldn't go below about 600 F, because the RV regulator wasn't a fine-enough control.
If you google around, you can find regulators
with a knob for variable pressure - can go down
to about zero.

When I built my metal melting furnace, I wanted the
propane bottle to be FAR away from the 1500+ degrees!
Also needed to vary pressure to control the blast.
A variable regulator and a 15' hose works really well.

Since then I have used the same setup - hose/regulator,
not furnace! - connected to my Coleman stove when I
tent camp. No probs, heats the soup just fine.....

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I was only getting about 4 meals out of a 1 pounder so we are running with a standard 20# which I travel with in a storage compartment but lock to the rear hitch with the bikes when we are in a campground. Not an ideal transport location but I'd be smoking thru a lot of those 1 pounders with the amount we use the Q. I luvs ma bacon, eggs and pancakes so the Q gets sparked up twice many days.

Do have to say we are learning to love the convection microwave. Going on two months and we have yet to find a reason to spark up the oven.
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:35 AM   #16
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I use the 1 lb throw-aways, but I don't throw them away. Camping World sells a great little propane tank refill adapter that allows you to refill the 1 lb bottles from a 20 lb bottle. Propane Tank Re-fill Adaptor - Mr. Heater F276172 - Propane Accessories - Camping World
The 1 lb throw aways come in 2-packs so I bought 2 2-packs so I always have a couple of full bottles in the RV.
To fill the 1 lb bottle put it the freezer a couple of hours before you want to fill then hook it up to the 20 lb bottle with the adapter and turn the 20 lb bottle upside down and then turn on the valve. Only takes a few minutes to fill. When you don't hear gas flowing turn off the 20 lb valve and then disconnect the 1 lb bottle and viola, a refreshed 1 lb tank.
I think this has been discussed in a thread before - that's where I got the idea.

Same here, only thing I do different is I fill them once as noted then I put them back in the freezer for about 10 mins then I top them off. I get to at least 85% full this way. I keep 8 on board in a small Pack box. Some of my bottles are 5 years old now & still leak free.
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