scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: refill propane bottles
Marc Godbout (godbout@LANCAST.COM
Wed Nov 10 1999 - 08:03:39 CST
First, you can get those valves at Northern Hydraulics. They say to use
them only on refillable bottles, but I don't think I've ever seen a
16-ounce refillable bottle.
However ... I question the safety of such a practice. The standard
16-ounce bottles were not designed to be refilled, and I'm not sure how
accurately you can fill them. Suppose you fill them too much and then
go through some temperature cycles. I'm sure they wouldn't explode, but
they could leak.
Cabela's sells 5lb refillable bottles. I've got one for personal
camping and we bought one for each patrol in our troop. 5 lbs should be
plenty to get a patrol through a weekend and they take up much less
weight and space in the truck. They cost $30 - $35, so they're more
expensive than the 20 lb tanks, but we felt they were worth it.
Supposedly, they also sell stands for them, so that you can mount
propane trees with a lantern on top, but the "real men" in the troop are
sure we can come up with our own design (ar-ar-ar lower lip protruding
SMA - Venture, Troop 98
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Musto, Neal (NIDDK) [mailto:MustoN@EXTRA.NIDDK.NIH.GOV]
> Some time back I was told about a fitting one could use to
> refill the green
> propane canisters (for Coleman lanterns etc) from a 25 pound
> propane bottle.
> Does anyone know where these can be gotten and whether they work.