Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-16-2006, 06:25 PM   #1
Rivet Master
 
bhayden's Avatar
 
1978 24' Argosy 24
Woodinville , Washington
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 661
Images: 10
Can you hook up a disposable propane cylinder?

I know, that sounds like a stupid question and an even stupider (is that a word?) idea.

Here's the deal. Heading out tonight and both tanks are empty. Don't know a convenient place on the way (new to this) and don't have the time to go exploring, at night, with the trailer in tow. I have a standard "exchange" tank for a radiant heater and a hose that lets me use that tank with the BBQ designed for the disposable cylinders. If the "plumbing" is such that a disposable cyclinder would screw into the regulator then I could attach the "exchange" tank using the hose to the trailer. The hoses from the regulator are too short to let me connect the small tank directly but for future "emergencies" it would really be nice to have a way to pull this off. Could have used it last weekend when we ran out.

-Bernie
__________________

__________________
bhayden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2006, 07:44 PM   #2
2 Rivet Member
 
Druupy's Avatar
 
2005 28' Safari
Port Orchard , Washington
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 95
you could probaly build an extension hose. The tecnical is not that hard, but it could run you $100. in parts. If you go to any propane sales company, suburban, empire, cenex, and talk to their mech guys, they could set you up.

This is because I have never seen an extension hose. I have seen dozens of adapter hoses but nothing with the male/female of the same type on the same hose. But now that you mention it, a 5 foot extension would fix just about any situation. Gotta get one now! it would be handy.
__________________

__________________
Druupy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2006, 07:56 PM   #3
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
lewster's Avatar
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Naples, FL , Hood River, OR
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,279
Extend-a-stay

Bernie,

What you need is the Marshall Extend-A-Stay kit for your LP tanks. It includes all of the hoses and hardware to connect the exchange cylinder right into your regulator. MSRP is around $50 for the standard kit and $85 for the deluxe, which includes a 12' high pressure hose rather than the standard 5'. It also allow you to connect a gas grill right from your LP tanks. Nice option!!
__________________
Lew Farber...ABYC Certified Master Marine Electrician...RVIA Certified Master Tech ...AM Solar Authorized Installation Center...AIRSTREAM Solar & Electrical Specialist...Micro Air 'Easy Start' Sales and Installations
lewster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2006, 08:16 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
bhayden's Avatar
 
1978 24' Argosy 24
Woodinville , Washington
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 661
Images: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by lewster
Bernie,

What you need is the Marshall Extend-A-Stay kit for your LP tanks. It also allow you to connect a gas grill right from your LP tanks. Nice option!!
Now we're cookin' with gas Gotta get it, although I already have a hose to go from the big tank to the BBQ it would be nice it it didn't involve disconnecting one of the tanks from the regulator. The regulator is one and the hoses from it to the tanks are a bit scary so the whole thing is on the replacement list.

-Bernie
__________________
bhayden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2006, 10:01 PM   #5
3 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
2005 22' Interstate
Afton , Virginia
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 226
Where would a person go to get one of these gadgets? It sounds like something that would be very handy.
regards
__________________
herrgirdner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2006, 10:10 PM   #6
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
lewster's Avatar
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Naples, FL , Hood River, OR
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,279
Quote:
Originally Posted by herrgirdner
Where would a person go to get one of these gadgets? It sounds like something that would be very handy.
regards
Any well stocked RV supply store should have them...like Camping World. I usually have one around also. If you can't find one, let me know and I'll get it for you.....of course at the 'Forum Courtesy Discount"!
__________________

__________________
Lew Farber...ABYC Certified Master Marine Electrician...RVIA Certified Master Tech ...AM Solar Authorized Installation Center...AIRSTREAM Solar & Electrical Specialist...Micro Air 'Easy Start' Sales and Installations
lewster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Propane injection Rik Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 13 09-23-2003 11:34 AM
'85-34ft Sovereign City Water Hook up E&T Stutts 1984 - 1989 Sovereign 1 10-31-2002 07:31 PM
Disposable Propane Bottle Safety JaceBeck Our Community 6 07-02-2002 02:15 PM
Modification to Furnace Propane Line winner LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 6 06-29-2002 04:54 AM
Propane Tanks - New OPD Needed? montanaandy LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 18 06-17-2002 01:11 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.