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Re: Propane tank adapter

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Very common adapter, as linked by others. Most often used to have a 1lb tank on hand as a backup if you empty your large tank.

If you are trying to store the 1lb tank with your large tank, the longer thinner torch tanks sometimes fit better.
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I found the adapter at West Marine a few years back, and added two small tanks (carried in an outside locker) after I ran out of propane on the big tank one cold morning just as I was about to make breakfast/coffee. Another boat nearby had the adapter and a small tank, and that saved our bacon!

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Re: Propane tank adapter

Saved it? Or finished cooking it? Always a good idea to have a backup, if possible. Gauges installed at the tank are famous for reading high, leaving you with (raw) egg on your face when it runs out.

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Re: Propane tank adapter

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Saved it? Or finished cooking it? Always a good idea to have a backup, if possible. Gauges installed at the tank are famous for reading high, leaving you with (raw) egg on your face when it runs out.
A pressure gauge on a propane tank is a better indication of tank temperature than the amount of fuel remaining. If you want to know how much propane is left, weigh the tank and subtract the weight of the empty tank.
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