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never buy 1 pound propane bottles again 22 Sep 2014 00:41 #76

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Jeffw wrote: The full ones are even better. Just be ready to duck and cover... :lol:


Well full spray cans of fluorescent orange paint in the snow are even better.
Self marking, and it goes away with the next snow fall

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never buy 1 pound propane bottles again 22 Sep 2014 02:52 #77

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I'm thinking two reasons:

√ safe storage and venting

√ knowledge of how

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never buy 1 pound propane bottles again 18 Jul 2015 00:03 #78

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green650 wrote:

Brian Yeates wrote: just wondering how many of you that are doing this are licensed to fill or work with propane. I know you may only end up blowing yourself up BUT you could take someone else - a stranger or a loved one - with you. This practice is not only unsafe, it is probably against the law. just saying that for the cost of those little bottles - I pick them up on sale all the time at 3 for $10 - it is not worth the risk


Really?
Do you think the 250 pound 16 year old kid at the gas station has a degree in refilling propane bottles?

Here they must be certified to fill a tank.

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never buy 1 pound propane bottles again 18 Jul 2015 01:12 #79

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I use a digital scale and freeze my bottles, this gets me about 12 oz of propane per refill.

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never buy 1 pound propane bottles again 18 Jul 2015 08:55 #80

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Buy a large propane bottle. Buy an adapter kit. Buy a scale. Drive to a refill station. Freeze the small bottles. Time to fill them one by one. Increased risk of fire or explosion. All this to 'possibly save a buck or two'?

I'd also have to bet that if an accident did happen and your insurance claims investigator found that you illegally refilled these, they may deny your claim.

I must admit though, that it seems a same to throw the empties away.

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never buy 1 pound propane bottles again 18 Jul 2015 13:41 #81

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I changed my boat electric/alcohol stove to a three burner propane and added a 5# bottle on the stern. I keep one new 1# bottle in a zip lock on board with an adapter in case the bigger bottle runs out. All my refilled 1#ers are now used for my fire pit in the gazebo at home... works well and I have never had a leak or been blown up nor do I recall ever seeing a report on one blowing up and killing someone... just internet wives tales...

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never buy 1 pound propane bottles again 18 Jul 2015 19:03 #82

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I buy a 4 pack for under 20 bucks. Lasts the season, as far as boating goes it's one of the cheaper things prepping for the season. Not worth the risk IMO.

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never buy 1 pound propane bottles again 20 Jul 2015 22:53 #83

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LeePTI wrote: Buy a large propane bottle. Buy an adapter kit. Buy a scale. Drive to a refill station. Freeze the small bottles. Time to fill them one by one. Increased risk of fire or explosion. All this to 'possibly save a buck or two'?

I'd also have to bet that if an accident did happen and your insurance claims investigator found that you illegally refilled these, they may deny your claim.

I must admit though, that it seems a same to throw the empties away.


Excellent point both my car and boat policys state they are null and void if I am committing a criminal act. Car also says I am only insured on assumed roads.

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