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Old 03-27-2014, 06:47 PM   #15
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I also carry a 20# LP tank.
I use it for my portable grill, a Buddy Heater a Coleman oven and sometimes a LP lantern.

BTW, are you aware that the 20# exchange bottles/tanks, (from Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Lowes, etc.) are NOT FULL?
According to the information printed on the label they contain only 15#, (3.5 gal) of propane!.
If/when you have an empty 20# tank filled, or refilled, you will leave with 20#, (4.7 gal). of propane.
(Read the label or see: The Truth About Filling 20 LB BBQ Grill Propane Tanks | Web Design Greenville SC)

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Oh, good grief...another rip to check out. I still have the 'full' bottle - I'll take it to Publix and weigh it. If it's so, I'll have to go back to having my bottles filled. The reason I started using pre-filled bottles was because of that huge filler hose they use that I pay to have filled that never makes it into my bottle. It may be a game that can't be won. I'll check it out...Thanks for the tip.
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:12 AM   #16
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I have a full set of hoses.. I have the genuine Extend-A-Stay by marshall Brass back when they still made 'em. (They sold that line off it appears) with two 10' hoses to hook to my grill.

I have the 5' hose so I can use my 20 pounder to feed the MH if the main tank goes dry on me. Have used it a time or two.

I have the hose that lets me use the 20 pounder with the grill (Hose has one end that looks like the top of that one pound bottle).

In short, Propane nirvana. The only thing I can not do is tank-Tank transfer.
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:44 AM   #17
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Oh, good grief...another rip to check out. I still have the 'full' bottle - I'll take it to Publix and weigh it. If it's so, I'll have to go back to having my bottles filled. It may be a game that can't be won. I'll check it out...Thanks for the tip.
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My thoughts exactly!

All propane tanks have their empty weight, (aka: "tare weight", or "T.W."), stamped on the collar of the tank.


"20 lb tanks" have a "tare weight" of +/- 17 pounds when completely empty.

A "full" 20 lb propane tank will weigh about 37 pounds.... (the tare weight + 20 lb of propane).

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All you need is an adapter hose like this one: Here

I bought this hose and I can't get any propane to flow from the tank to my BBQ. I have a Weber Q. I tried someone else's hose of a different sort and it worked fine on my Q. huh! I just tried the 20# bottle and hose on my other small black Weber, (not a Q) and it works fine. What's the difference? The regulators are different.
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Old 04-18-2014, 07:32 PM   #19
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Bought this one yesterday at Wallyworld. Works just fine with my Weber grill and my Coleman 2 burner stove.

Purchase the Coleman 5' Propane Hose and Adapter for less at Walmart.com. Save money. Live better.

Didn't ever bring an extra propane tank camping until we started camping where there were burn bans and I bought a Little Red Campfire fire pit.

This is the hose the other fellows had. This one worked on my Weber Q.
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