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Old 06-02-2014, 02:58 PM   #1
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Refilling 1lb. propane tanks

I purchased an adapter to refill 1lb. tanks from my 20lb. tank at home to save time and money. I filled 2 tanks and placed them in my storage compartment and traveled to the campground. When it came time for dinner, I opened the compartment and was greeted by a strong propane smell! Apparently one of the cylinders was leaking propane. From now on I will be buying 1lb. tanks as it is not work the risk.
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Old 06-02-2014, 03:01 PM   #2
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Have you thought of getting a propane tree for a 20 lb tank. It comes with two hoses that hook up to stoves and you can attach a gas lamp on top. You can pick them up at Walmart.

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Old 06-02-2014, 03:25 PM   #3
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Wow... I guess you found out why its illegal to refill 1lb tanks - their valves just aren't designed for it.

I used to carry an old 20 pounder until I got a Y-adapter and hose from CW that gave a QCC connector for my Porta-Chef BBQ.
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Old 06-02-2014, 03:32 PM   #4
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Wow... I guess you found out why its illegal to refill 1lb tanks - their valves just aren't designed for it.

I used to carry an old 20 pounder until I got a Y-adapter and hose from CW that gave a QCC connector for my Porta-Chef BBQ.
If it's illegal to refill them why do they sell a fitting to do just that.
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:18 PM   #5
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They make brass caps that will keep them from leaking if the valve dont hold after you fill them.. Check ebay i use them with no leaks. But i dont store them in my camper either..

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-Pound-Prop...item20e4b9c1bd
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:25 PM   #6
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I carry a 5lb cylinder. Works great!!!
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:48 PM   #7
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They sell a lot of crap, especially from China, that's either dangerous to use or outright illegal for sale. The distributors don't care because customs almost never catches it and they are usually virtual companies that will fold when they get sued due to an accident. Amazon even has a reporting mechanism to report 'not legal for sale' items.

Every 1lb cylinder I've ever bought says 'illegal to refill' on the label. The three I can lay my hands on have the labels in the attached images. The two skinny ones are standard propane torch cylinders but lest you think that because I'm in nanny-state Canada that there is no such thing in the U.S., the shorty is a Coleman cylinder that quotes the U.S. code regulation outlining the severe penalties for transporting a refilled cylinder (I guess since the founding fathers didn't prohibit stupidity on private property, only the D.O.T. can make illegal to be stupid on the roads).

But go ahead... even the OP admits he was a gnats-whisker from blowing up his camper doing it. Unfortunately, you probably would no longer be eligible for a Darwin award.
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:51 PM   #8
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Have you thought of getting a propane tree for a 20 lb tank. It comes with two hoses that hook up to stoves and you can attach a gas lamp on top. You can pick them up at Walmart.

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Wow if they sell the cap for 25.00, how much does the 1lb bottle cost?
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