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Old 08-04-2013, 07:00 AM   #1
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Newbie Question RE: Storing Disposable Propane Cannisters

Total newbie here with a great question for the "goofy new guy" file: I have a Coleman Roadtrip portable grill that uses the disposable 1 pound cannisters of propane you can get at Wally World for 2.50 a pop. Can I store spares in my basement or will it get so hot (I'm in south Florida) during storage (we should be able to get it out 1-2 times per month) as to be unsafe?
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:18 AM   #2
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Not a problem... Look around any campground, you'll see lots of these attached to BBQ's setting in the SUN all day.
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yep! no problem! we have one too and have spent many days in 95+ weather and let it sit outside in it also with no problems.
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I usually have about six stored in a bay.
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:40 AM   #5
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Thanks folks! I have four containers on my new-to-me, motorhome and had visions of planting four little bombs accidentally on my third day. She goes into storage into labor day weekend tonight. Didn't want to risk it in S. Florida heat without checking in with the experts first!
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I store my grill propane tanks with my big MH propane tank.
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I store my grill propane tanks with my big MH propane tank.
X2 I found a couple of plastic storage containers (actually a couple of plastic drawers in a surrounding case) that fit onto the support beams in the compartment above the propane tank. I bolted the plastic frame to the support beams and use bungee cords for some additional stability. Has worked great for me. Cylinders are stored in a ventilated area and secured for travel.
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Personally, I don't like storing any propane containers in a closed basement storage area. Propane is heavier than air and could collect if a container leaked. I keep my disposable canisters in my toad, on the floor of the back seat, while we are traveling. Sure, there could be a propane leak there, also, but at least the consequences would be the toad, not the MH!
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I do, and have for years, kept the canisters in the basement. I also keep 10lb & 20lb tanks there and have never had an issue nor do I worry about it.
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Thanks to all for your great insights. We wimped out and brought them home with us tonight after breaking camp but, in the future, I think I'm going to leave them on the rig.
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