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Old 01-23-2015, 08:45 PM   #15
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I would like to see the use of these little "disposable " bottles banned. They don't get refilled and they don't get recycled(too expensive). The adaptor doesn't cost much and you can then use a refillable which is way cheaper in the long run.
I had one leak, and never used them again.


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I keep three of these bottles around ,for using our webber Q BBQ , I REFILL THESE PROPANE 1 lbs bottles . Because I also agree they should not be put in the garbage. I know a hose can be purchase to hook up to the airstream outside propane connector but there is a chance of someone tripping on the hose and pulling the BBQ to the ground. And I have never had one leak even the ones I refilled in all the years of camping , so like others have said it must be your propane connector damaging the disposable 1 lbs propane cylinders.

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Old 01-23-2015, 10:27 PM   #16
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I carry two small propane bottles for a portable BBQ. I store the bottles with the LP gas cylinders inside the LP tank cover. They slide inside a 4" ABS plastic tube that is placed between the LP tanks. Rubber gaskets separate and cushion the bottles. No problems in two years and 4 western states.

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Old 01-23-2015, 11:19 PM   #17
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Hi, I also have had these propane bottles leak when removed from my barbeque. I no longer remove them until empty. I tried using a 20 lb bottle with an extension hose, but the flame was too low to cook anything, so I went back to the small bottles.
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Old 01-24-2015, 12:11 AM   #18
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I always keep a couple disposable 1lb tanks around for various uses. My local propane distributor/rv parts store just started carrying refillable 1lb propane tanks. You pay $15 each the first time and then swap them out when empty for $2.00 each. I was thinking of buying a couple. Seems like a good thing. They are similar to these.... Refillable 1# Propane Cylinder, Camping propane tank refill adapter – Propane-refill.com
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I always keep a couple disposable 1lb tanks around for various uses. My local propane distributor/rv parts store just started carrying refillable 1lb propane tanks. You pay $15 each the first time and then swap them out when empty for $2.00 each. I was thinking of buying a couple. Seems like a good thing. They are similar to these.... Refillable 1# Propane Cylinder, Camping propane tank refill adapter – Propane-refill.com
Now that I like! Legal and safe!

I have access to the fork lift cylinders so that would be a win-win system for me!

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Hi, I also have had these propane bottles leak when removed from my barbeque. I no longer remove them until empty. I tried using a 20 lb bottle with an extension hose, but the flame was too low to cook anything, so I went back to the small bottles.
I have noticed this too. I also noted that when using the AS tank, The flame will be normal and after maybe 10 seconds, I hear a faint pop in the grill regulator, then the flame lowers. If I just barely crack the AS bottle, and I mean just barely, I can rid the "pop" and the flame stays high. I have wondered if there is:

1) some sort of restrictor in the 1lb bottles that isn't present in bulk bottles
2)some sort of over pressure valve in the grill regulator

I even tried a new grill regulator, thinking it had a problem.

Does anybody know?
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Old 01-24-2015, 10:46 AM   #21
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Could it be that you are getting liquid propane in the hose which is partially blocking it?
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Old 01-24-2015, 11:02 AM   #22
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No, I thoroughly checked that out over quite a period of time. I always open the AS bottle very slowly, with the hose elevated above the tank. Early on, in my extension hose experimentation, I did get liquid...and you can easily tell by frost buildup at connectors and regulator as the liquid vaporizes. That' not what is going on in the above description.
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Old 01-24-2015, 11:12 AM   #23
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I carry two small propane bottles for a portable BBQ. I store the bottles with the LP gas cylinders inside the LP tank cover. They slide inside a 4" ABS plastic tube that is placed between the LP tanks. Rubber gaskets separate and cushion the bottles. No problems in two years and 4 western states.

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Thanks Ken for this. I am going to give this a go this season.

I did have a bottle leak on me, but just once. I wrote it off as a bad valve, which is what it was. I am careful and don't reload when there are open flames around and I replace the little plastic cap each time and inspect the bottle before I put it back in the storage compartment.

I do like the idea of storing them in with the propane tanks up front. One less worry.
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Those darned things. It's no wonder that they don't want licensed fillers to mess with those cylinders.

And, yes, it's the same story: they leak live a sieve. In the end, I ordered one of these hoses to use with the grill:




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I decided to purchase a 5lb propane tank for my BBQ although I never had any of my 1lb disposalable bottles leak.

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I've used (70's-90's) the smaller tanks about the size of a coffee mug with a backpackers stove. I did get some that leaked and had to toss them. That system was intended to assemble and take down after every use.
Now I use a whisperlite liquid multi fuel stove.
As for my "Q", I run a 1 gallon (still light and portable) propane tank with the adapter hose, I didn't want to go back to the disposables.
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Like Aaron, we use the 20lb (Canada) with the tree so I can run my "Q" and a 2 burner stove with the lantern on top. Never had any problem with low heat, or with anyone tripping over hoses.


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If you decide to use a 20-pound, 4-gallon propane tank instead of the little bottles, what kind of adapter do you use, and where do you recommend buying it. Where do you put the tank while on the road?

Do any of you use the Airstream's propane tanks to fuel a portable grill? If so, what kind of hose and adapters do you need, and where do you purchase them?
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