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Old 11-12-2017, 08:58 PM   #1
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5lb Propane Tank

I'm considering switching from the green 1lb propane tanks to a refillable 5lb tank. I grill while camping and feel like I'm always searching for and purchasing the small tanks, which aren't reusable. Does anyone carry a 5lb tank with them for grilling?
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:09 PM   #2
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I'm considering switching from the green 1lb propane tanks to a refillable 5lb tank. I grill while camping and feel like I'm always searching for and purchasing the small tanks, which aren't reusable. Does anyone carry a 5lb tank with them for grilling?


U can refill them with the correct adapter. Iíve done it from a 20lb tank. Google it. About 20 bucks I think...


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Yes we have used a 5 lb tank for years - much cheaper and a lot less waste than those little cylinders.
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U can refill them with the correct adapter. Iíve done it from a 20lb tank. Google it. About 20 bucks I think...
Interesting. I didn't know they could be reused. My concern would be accidentally overfilling one.
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Does anyone carry a 5lb tank with them for grilling?
We made the switch from 1 pounders to a squat 6 pounder. It fits nicely in a plastic "milk carton" style box. I like it so much that after the certification expired I had it re-certified. I also figure that if I unexpectedly run dry on the main tanks I can use the grill tank for a day or two.

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Spare tank

Last winter I used a gift card to buy an 11 lb tank. It fits nicely in my front box. I use it for the Weber Q, the Everest camp stove, the campfire in a can, and where thereís a hanger for
Lanterns I sometimes hook up my bottom attach lantern and hang it for light. The green bottles are history. The only downside is that you have to find a bulk fill supplier as you canít exchange the small tanks anywhere Iíve been. I store it upright in a plastic bucket that it fits in like a tight glove
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:44 PM   #7
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U-Haul sells refillable one pound cylinders...

Oh wait. I see that 20,000 of them were recalled. Including mine.

Letís see...trip to U-Haul tomorrow then...
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Interesting. I didn't know they could be reused. My concern would be accidentally overfilling one.
I've refilled them for years from a 100# tank. I made up my own whip but one pieces adaptors are readily available. I check my fill with an accurate kitchen scale. There does seem to be a limit to how many times they can be refilled because some folks have reported that they leak any repeated fillings.

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Last winter I used a gift card to buy an 11 lb tank. It fits nicely in my front box. I use it for the Weber Q, the Everest camp stove, the campfire in a can,
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I did the same. I like that size tank. It's still small and portable.
I use mine for the propane fire and my grill and in the worst case, an emergency supply if I make a boo-boo on the level of the main tanks.


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5 lb tank

We use ours for our propane camp fire. It fits nicely in the front box.
We fill it at the same place as our 20lb tanks

They are relatively expensive compared to the common 20lb tanks.
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:37 AM   #10
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I bought an 11 lb. tank too. I use it for my outdoor cooking as I neglected to buy the quick connect option (darn!). I do like the extra tank in case my cooking extravaganzas use up all my propane while camping in the Artic. Well .... OK .... sub sub Artic.

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