1 Lb. Propane tanks.

Discussion in 'Propane - Got Gas' started by tombiasi, Sep 8, 2021.

  1. PopUpSteve

    PopUpSteve Administrator

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    I've got 4 of these 1lbs bottles that I think are empty or close to it. I haven't used them in years. I run everything off of 20 lbs tanks and use adaptors/hoses where needed. I just have to remember to use the hose with the regulator on it if I'm feeding the device straight from a 20 lbs tank and not the feed from the camper's propane system.

    Funny how in 20 years I went from a Coleman propane lantern to solar powered LED lanterns.
     
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    BikeNFish Well-Known Member

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    Convenience is what makes them so popular. I guess that is what compels us to pay so much for so little. It must be worth it or we wouldn’t do it.
     
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    I am not trying to make the case for refilling the bottles. I am merely pointing out that the accident in that video had nothing to do with refilling 1 lb bottles. It is misleading. It had everything to do with a woman that had a leaking valve on a "BBQ style 20 lbs propane tank" inside of a very small enclosure with an open flame within feet! And that if the DOT wanted to make the case that it is dangerous to refill the bottles, they should find a case where a bottle did explode while being refilled, or exploded later from a leaking valve. This video does not do that in my opinion!

    I personally do not refill them. Though I have on rare occasions. I use the Flame King adapter and bottles. Furthermore, I don't think that anyone who has taken the time to read this entire thread, all 9 pages, will stop refilling bottles if they are now doing so. But they might be a little more careful from now on. There might even be a few people who will now start filling them now that they know that there are adapters available for doing so.
     
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  4. tfischer

    tfischer A bad day camping beats a good day at the office

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    One of the regional parks close to me has disposal containers for 1 lb cylinders. That's the only place I've ever seen them.

    I don't use very many 1 lb cylinders, but aside from that park, if I have an empty, it goes in the trash.
     

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