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Bobbo

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Walaby wrote:

Thanks for the responses.

Bobbo - the double post is a result of this website and it's service temporarily unavailable issues.

I like the 1lb bottles as I have two different grills and a smoker that use them and while I can convert them to use larger bottles, it's just easier to carry a few of the small tanks with me.

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Your preference is fine, but there is an alternative hose for your grills and smokers to easily use the larger bottles without having to convert anything.

Propane tank hose to grill made for 1 pound bottles

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That's a good option too.

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Posted: 05/15/19 09:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Check the duplicate post about refillable 1 lb cylinders. They are safer and you don't have to chill the cylinders to fill them.

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or add one of these poles: https://www.stansport.com/distribution-post-3-outlet-30-inch-192


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Posted: 05/16/19 01:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Air????

How did air get in a used 1 lb propane bottle?


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Old-Biscuit wrote:

Air????

How did air get in a used 1 lb propane bottle?


When its empty and connected to an appliance with the valve open?


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GordonThree wrote:

Old-Biscuit wrote:

Air????

How did air get in a used 1 lb propane bottle?


When its empty and connected to an appliance with the valve open?

It might not be "air", it might be propane "vapor". The bottom line is you want to put as much LIQUID propane into your cylinder as is reasonable.


Segue - connecting a hose between and empty and a full 20 lb tank will result in two tanks half full. They will "equalize". The simple solution is to use a hose that is long enough that full bottle can be placed in the sunshine and other in the shade or better yet in a container of cold water. 10-20F will cause enough difference in pressure that, over 30-60 (?) minutes the empty one will be mostly full.

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GordonThree wrote:

I have one of those gizmos. The idea is simple enough. It does help to have the big tank warm, like sitting in the sun for a while, and the tiny tank ice cold.

I could not get the vent open on my little 1 pounders which is an important step, need to let the air out so the liquid can flow in. Maybe 50% or less transfer without opening the vent.

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I use forceps to open the relief valve. Set the relief valve at 11:00 with the 20lb bottle upside down, slowly start filling the 1lb tank holding the relief valve open until liquid sprays out. Gloves help....

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I'm with Bobbo on this. I have a Weber Q and use the 5 pound tank and adapter hose. It works great. Takes up very little room and lasts us most of the summer. The best part is when my 20 pound tank attached to my big Weber at home runs out of propane in the middle of cooking, I grab the 5 pound tank and finish up.

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