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Old 07-24-2015, 09:51 PM   #43
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Been refilling these 1# tanks for years, not breaking the law, nor running into safety issues IMHO. Plus, like others here, there is always a good supply of pristine empty containers available at the garbage collection areas of campgrounds! I'm more than happy at 75% fill most of the time. Just carry a couple of extra's. I've yet to have one of the tanks I've refilled leak. Maybe just lucky, maybe just careful, and better for the environment too!

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Old 07-31-2015, 03:56 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by ballard770 View Post
I just noticed that Manchester Tank is advertising a refillable 1# bottle. ._
Unfortunately, the new refillable 1# Manchester Tank is incompatible with many if not most items designed to use the disposable 1# canisters. The reason is that the outlet port is on the side of the valve, and not on top of the canister/tank.

Some existing devices would work, like Coleman propane appliances that use the long tube PerfectFlow regulator. However, I own some Coleman propane tiki torches that require the disposable canister to be inside the unit, and those will not work.

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Look for propane torch heads as many are very small and straight.

You can find them at yard sales for 50 cents to a couple bucks.

Handy for many things but when the can valve refuses to seat when refilling or breaking camp simply screw the torch on the tank to seal it up.

Swap torch for appliance at next opportunity and toss the tank when empty.

Safer and less waste of fuel.
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:30 PM   #46
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1# refillable propane cylinder

Beach dude,
The Flame King has a straight neck and valve at the top and should work in place of a Coleman disposable. I have one of each and I will take measurements and post the details along with pictures if I can figure out how to attach it to my post.

Flame King doesn't have the fill adapter to refill from a 20#tank yet. They only have the adapter for a forklift liquid flow tank at the present. It may be six months before they get it tested and available. When my tank is empty I will refill it with my old refill adapter made by a defunct company - Paulin.
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Old 08-01-2015, 05:34 AM   #47
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I thoroughly dislike those little but costly 1 pound tanks so 'invested' $52 (AMAZON) for a one gallon version along with a twenty buck hose for the little stove we usually carry. I then found a second one at the town transfer station that if we ever run out, there is another source of fuel. I chose this as a better choice then having a bunch of those pesky little $$$ containers rolling around our RVs storage area.

That adapter hose - that was an even better investment as it will also work on any one of the 20 or 30 pound tanks I own too
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Got lucky this summer and found two tanks for $4.99 on sale at the local hardware store. Bought enough for around three years including my wifes canning (she likes canning on the Coleman).
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Old 08-10-2015, 01:31 PM   #49
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beach dude, The Flame King one pound refillable cylinders are almost the same size as the ones made by Coleman and others.

Additionally, the one pound refillables by Manchester look to me (from the pictures online) to have the outlet going straight up from the top - the pics show a green protective cap on the outlet end. The 90 degree fitting looks like it is the valve assembly.

Old Radios, To get the propane equivalent to a five gallon (20#) tanks would take 20 one pound cylinders at 2 for $4.99 or $50.00. That is a lot of money for a commodity that sells in our area (Anacortes WA to Mt Vernon WA) for anywhere from $1.20 per gallon (at Blade RV) to $2.99 per gallon at the local marina. Five gallons would range from $6.00 to $15.00. For my money i am going to stick with the 2.5 gallon tank that I j ust got. I will also be able to use the Flame King refillable bottle as soon as I get the fill adapter for it. I personally am not comfortable refilling the disposable bottles and using something like an old propane torch for the ones that leak - too many risks for me that are not worth the chance.
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mangy dog,

You make a very good point regarding the "leakers" I hadn't considered that, but putting a torch on it does seal it & besides as someone that camps often, if I take that bottle with me, it can be used to start my CAMP FIRES. What a concept !!!

PS: If you use the hair dryer in the bathtub, you will damage it.
And no one wants a damaged bathtub.

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