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Old 08-06-2018, 03:02 PM   #1
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thoughts on refilling 1lb propane tanks, safe?

Hi all- I'm finding mixed reviews about refilling 1lb. propane tanks.
Is it not safe to refill-
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:16 PM   #2
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I have the do it yourself adaptor to refill them yourself and have had zero issues.
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:23 PM   #3
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The only problem I have had is finding where I put the adapter. If you are prone to campsite setup or tear down errors, just be safe and buy them already filled.
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:25 PM   #4
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https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mr-Heater...&wl13=&veh=sem

I use it all the time. easy to use and cost savings on using the 1 pounders.


You can not get them completely full. But that it not the point. Get as much as it will 'take' and use it as that.
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:41 PM   #5
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We've discussed before how California does have refillable one pound cylinders and according to this article, UHaul is rolling them out nationwide.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-rele...300278688.html

I think they may have run into a problem, but can't find the details.
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:10 PM   #6
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The picture looks like it is the Flame King system.
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:17 PM   #7
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I know folks who have been refilling for years. About the only comment I can make is that I haven't heard of anyone getting hurt....
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:25 PM   #8
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Been refilling for well over 15 years. I use time and a scale to determine the proper fill weight. I'll try to dig up my instructions and pass them along. Refilling drops the cost to less than a dollar per cylinder.

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Old 08-06-2018, 11:53 PM   #9
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I can think of a lot more ways to save a couple dollars than to refill 1lb propane cylinders. They are a grand total of $3.25 at Walmart!


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Old 08-07-2018, 07:21 AM   #10
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how many cylinders do you use annually? 10? 15? for a savings of perhaps $30 per year.....is this worth more than the risk of loosing a hand or a life? I have seen first hand what can happen when someone makes a mistake...and accidents do happen. Please think carefully about what you are doing.
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:32 AM   #11
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I used to refill them and only ever ran into one problem when I unscrewed the one pound cylinder from the adapter it stayed open and slowly released all the propane not sure if it's called the needle in the bottle but it stuck.

I became concerned that perhaps some of the ones that I had refilled may have been leaking so I just scrapped the idea and started buying them at Sam's Club a 4 pack was selling for like $10-$12 and I wasn't using that many on camping trips anyway so to save a few $$$ just wasn't worth it to me.
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I bought an adapter hose and pressure regulator and run my small grill off a standard propane tank.
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:40 AM   #13
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thoughts on refilling 1lb propane tanks, safe?

1lb refillable

https://www.rei.com/product/113609/f...xoC5y4QAvD_BwE
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:50 AM   #14
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In the days that I icefished, I used to refill them all the time since it was pretty easy to go through 3-4 a day keeping an iceshack warmed. The only issue I ever had was having one of the shraeder valves leak, occasionally. After I filled them I'd give the valve a shot of WD-40 and look for bubbles. I'd use that one on the heater and then discard it when empty. Never a problem with the refill operation though
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:44 AM   #15
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The only issue I ever had was having one of the shraeder valves leak, occasionally.
I would call that a pretty bad issue. Imagine if that is in your camper storage compartment and that happens and you don't catch it.
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I would call that a pretty bad issue. Imagine if that is in your camper storage compartment and that happens and you don't catch it.
That was one of the reasons I stop re-filling them
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:05 AM   #17
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Is spending time refilling the 1 lb tanks really worth saving a couple of bucks per cylinder? I usuly bring 6 or 8 with me on a 3 day camping trip and depending on how much we cook or I use the heater in the tent, we MIGHT go through 2 1 lb tanks. To me, it's not worth the money savings vs the risk of refilling them.
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I would call that a pretty bad issue. Imagine if that is in your camper storage compartment and that happens and you don't catch it.
Not as much of an issue as you try to make it, from my experience.
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:36 AM   #19
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Maybe someone can convince Blue Rhino they can make money if they add an exchange program for 1lb tanks.


Safer, better for the environment, etc...
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Old 08-07-2018, 02:48 PM   #20
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Not as much of an issue as you try to make it, from my experience.
You experienced leaking from the valve! So...what am I missing?
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