Originally Posted by mr300ce
Is the 20# bottle the 5 gal one. I have 2 of those. I guess I should get the hose and filter.
I was thinking about tapping into the stove with a valve and a T fitting for the hose. Then I would not need the filter, as the pressure is regulated to the stove.
I could just hook into the fitting whenever I want to use the Mr Heater.
Yes, the 20# bottle is the 5 gal one.
A "so called 5 gal." propane tank holds 20#, (4.76 gal.), of propane.
If you have your empty 20# tank refilled
you will actually get 20# of propane
However, the 20# "exchange tanks"
, you see at Walmart, Home Depot, etc.,..... come with only 15# of propane!
(If you don't believe that read the label
Unfortunately, that means you can only get 40-45 hrs. of heat from a Buddy Heater set to high, (not the 60 hrs you will get from 20#).
Also, a Buddy Heater has a built in regulator and only works on unregulated, (full tank), pressure, (unless it is modified..a no-no IMO).
The recommended filter is only a filter, (it does not regulate the pressure of the LP).
A filter is necessary if you use a tank/bottle and a hose, (not with the 1# bottles).
BTW, if you don't use the recommended filter the heater will get gummed up to the point it will not work....(don't ask me how I know).