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Old 04-27-2012, 07:58 AM   #1
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1lb cylinder refill

Anyone have any luck with the propane adaptor that refills 1lb cylinders from a 20lb tank? I bought one have followed the included directions and only get very little propane in the 1lb tank. I'm wondering if by chance I have gotten a defective adaptor.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:26 AM   #2
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They are a waste of time. You can mostly only tranfer gas vapor when liquid is what is need for any measurable amount of gas usage to result.
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Welcome to the forum! I thought with the new valves you could not do that anymore. I might be wrong.
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They are so cheap to buy, personally, I wouldn't bother. Sometimes you can find them for about $3-$4 bucks. I usually stock up with 4 or 5 when I see this. I only use them with a torch end to start my campfires. One match light every time!
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Trainwire - We've used these adaptors with much success and we do have the new style valve on our tank. Here are our steps: (1) Get the 1 lb cylinders as cold as possible (we put ours in the freezer for an hour or two before using and get them out 1-2 at a time as we are filling). (2) Have the 20 lb. tank as warm as reasonably possible (we set ours in the sun for a while). (3) Attach adaptor, then turn 20 lb tank upside down; attach 1 lb cylinder and turn on valve; when we no longer hear it filling (couple of minutes), turn off valve and disconnect.
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Yes it does work with the newer valves that have the inner theads. Thanks Danandcarrol..... It's been cool here in northern Vt, so I haven't been putting them in the freezer like the direction suggest. I will give it a try!
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I just learned something, thanks!
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Putting the 1 pounder in the freezer worked like a charm!!! Thanks everyone for the advice!!
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Just stop by Home Depot or Lowe's and but an adapter hose so you can connect a 20# cylinder to the device that uses the 1# bottles.

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Note that this is not a recommended practice. Some places have fire codes prohibiting.

Frankly I'd rather use a hose and use the big luggable (And refillable) tank for the porta-grill. In fact.. that is what I do.
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5lb tank with an adapter hose when I'm in the truck camper, 20lb tank and an adapter when out with DW and the 3 pups in the big rig. I'll never use the 1lb bottles again!!!!
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5' Propane Hose Assembly - Mr. Heater F273703-60 - Propane Hoses and Adapters - Camping World

This is what I use. It is also available in a 12' length.

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The labels on the 1lb bottles say that it is illegal to transport them across state lines if they have been refilled, but, who's gonna tell anyone.
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