I like the comfort of the y valve closed as well as the valve on the top of the large propane tank, not to mention the releif valve on the large propane tank. Triple threat protection. Yes I am stubborn when it comes to safety. There are no shortcuts or bandaids allowed.
Yet you leave your entire boat charged with propane gas, while you BBQ in the cockpit. Let's stop the sanctimony. If you were as risk adverse as you're trying to preach, you would swap propane off your boat altogether. And, your Y-valve has increased your risk in some circumstances.
BTW, I am an environmentalist, a real tree hugger and dont like leaving a trail of mini unrecyclable 1 lb units in landfills, So even if it wasnt a safety issue and it is, it is wastefull on the other account.
More sanctimony. You are burning fossil fuel to cook, nice try.
And, they are recyclable, its the steel recyclers that won't accept them. I would fine to require use of the pins to hold the valve open when disposing, which is necessary to recycle them. Further, the steel itself will rust and decay fairly quickly, if not recycled, so they are not any more an environmental hazard than the burning of the fuel itself.
Mirror mirror on the wall....who's the foolish one of all. Kaboom ( thats the cap blowing off your one lb bomb).
All in good fun...hahah, Stay safe and fair winds
Cute. I suppose that possibility will be supported with some blog anecdotes too. I looked up a study done by Boat US of actual boat fires. None
from these small cylinders. You already know that. When we looked up your anecdotal evidence of a 1lb propane bottle fire, the papers said it was an engine fire. That's the problem with blog anecdotes.
Apparently, you are also unaware that the 1lb cylinders have a pressure relief valve as well and the Department of Transportation has to certify them to be in the back of a hot delivery truck crossing the desert. Your tank is not permitted
to be transported by commercial carrier when it's full.
Let's just say, you have your opinion, somewhat short on facts.