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Has anyone tried refilling the small propane cylinders. I saw a fitting at Harbor Freight that would allow you to refill these cylinders, but without a way to release the excess gas and get the cylinder full of liquid, I wondered how long it would last.

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Yeah, that is the one. How full can he get the cylinders? right now I have my camping bbq hooked to a 10 lb cylinder.
 

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Im not sure,he only fills the green camping ones.He saves a buttload of money and he refills from a 10 lb as well.I noticed there was no gauge or anything and asked him if it was possible to overfill and possibly blow the smaller tanks up and his response was never really thought about it I just hook it up and come back in a little while and unhook it.I am gonna get one myself.
 

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[rquote=1505696&tid=105025&author=Big L]Im not sure,he only fills the green camping ones.He saves a buttload of money and he refills from a 10 lb as well.I noticed there was no gauge or anything and asked him if it was possible to overfill and possibly blow the smaller tanks up and his response was never really thought about it I just hook it up and come back in a little while and unhook it.I am gonna get one myself.[/rquote]

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[rquote=1505697&tid=105025&author=MellerAM][rquote=1505696&tid=105025&author=Big L]Im not sure,he only fills the green camping ones.He saves a buttload of money and he refills from a 10 lb as well.I noticed there was no gauge or anything and asked him if it was possible to overfill and possibly blow the smaller tanks up and his response was never really thought about it I just hook it up and come back in a little while and unhook it.I am gonna get one myself.[/rquote]

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Exactly my thoughts.:hysterical:Maybe I will just let him fill mine for me
 

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Myth: larger propane cylinders generate more pressure than small tanks. This is false, they all generate the same pressure
 

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When I cleaned my Dad's motorhome out after he died I know there were tanks in there that had been to Alaska and back at least 6 times. Some had rolled around so long that there wasnt much paint left on them. He used the needlenose method of getting them full and occasionally one would leak and he would dispose of it.
 

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you can get a hose to connet your appliance (coleman camp stove, buddy heater, etc...) to a 20lb tank. That would be handy for camping, bring a small gas grill, for dinner then hook up the camp stove to the 20lb tank to cook breakfast.
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Other than that for portable use lanters, etc I'll just buy the little bottles.
 

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been using one for at least five years and havn't had any problems at all.best way to me is put the empty ones in the freezer overnight and then refill them.
 

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Ive learned that they CAN be refilled. The reason you dont hear much about it, though, is that these cylinders arent DOT-approved for refilling. This means that you cant take your cylinders to the local propane-equipped service station and have them refilled. Thats against the law. And refilled cylinders cant be sold commercially. And commercial operators cant transport refilled cylinders across state lines. There are all sorts of limitations and potential liabilities associated with refilling these cylinders.

Its perfectly legal to refill them for personal use, however.

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I have that hose for my bbq and camp stove, but I was thinking of taking my stove to a deer blind and I didn't want to carry the 10 lb cylinder or leave it there.

Thanks to everyone who responded
 

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[rquote=1505715&tid=105025&author=Big L]Myth: larger propane cylinders generate more pressure than small tanks. This is false, they all generate the same pressure[/rquote]

Very true, only difference is the volume.
 

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[rquote=1505791&tid=105025&author=Plasticman]I’ve learned that they CAN be refilled. The reason you don’t hear much about it, though, is that these cylinders aren’t DOT-approved for refilling. This means that you can’t take your cylinders to the local propane-equipped service station and have them refilled. That’s against the law. And refilled cylinders can’t be sold commercially. And commercial operators can’t transport refilled cylinders across state lines. There are all sorts of limitations and potential liabilities associated with refilling these cylinders.

It’s perfectly legal to refill them for personal use, however.

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This can be bought from several sources------

[Edited on 12-10-2009 by Plasticman][/rquote]

Yep, regulations got a little tighter after Praxair went cablewy.
 
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