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03-13-2013 01:30 AM
OPossumTX
Re: Propane tank adapter

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Originally Posted by Brewgyver View Post
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.
03-11-2013 05:48 PM
Brewgyver
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.
03-01-2013 07:49 AM
btrayfors
Re: Propane tank adapter

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
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.
Exactly right!

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!

Bill
03-01-2013 07:15 AM
Minnewaska
Re: Propane tank adapter

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.
02-28-2013 09:02 PM
THEFRENCHA
Re: Propane tank adapter

Thanks to Beachmont and Jimrini

Found it on Cabelas.com and Defender
Better price on Defender!

In my case, A big tank last for years as I mostly use the microwave for coffee
I would like to see if a canister will do the season
I am on a mooring so carrying this big heavy tank for a refill is just something I could do without

Thanks
02-28-2013 08:49 PM
Jiminri
Re: Propane tank adapter

Quote:
Originally Posted by THEFRENCHA View Post
Hold on !

I just want to find an adapter that would fit in the knob, where it is attached to the tank
So even if using a canister, this partwill be in the locker , next to the now disconnected propane tank

I do not intend to connect directly to stove !!!!!

Thanks
If I understand what you're looking for, Defender.com sells these and offers a couple of different brands. See, for example:

Trident Marine LPG Propane Gas Reserve Bottle Adapter
02-28-2013 08:43 PM
OPossumTX
Re: Propane tank adapter

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Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
Coleman 1-Pound Propane Tank Adapter: Camping : Walmart.com

Please do not do a direct connect of 1lb propane tank for this usage in the vessel. Propane is heavier than air and will sink to the lowest point of the boat and wait to explode. I am sure the hosing to the ouside tank probably has a solenoid shut off for a reason,,,,protection. These 1 lb tanks teak after they have been removed sometimes and the valve sticks open
OHHH YESSS! I have had to discard a few because they leaked. Sometimes the little valve just doesn't cut off when the tank is removed from the fitting.

You won't hear it, you won't see it but if your nose is working, you can usually smell it.
02-28-2013 08:40 PM
THEFRENCHA
Re: Propane tank adapter

Hold on !

I just want to find an adapter that would fit in the knob, where it is attached to the tank
So even if using a canister, this partwill be in the locker , next to the now disconnected propane tank

I do not intend to connect directly to stove !!!!!

Thanks
02-28-2013 08:11 PM
chef2sail
Re: Propane tank adapter

Coleman 1-Pound Propane Tank Adapter: Camping : Walmart.com

Please do not do a direct connect of 1lb propane tank for this usage in the vessel. Propane is heavier than air and will sink to the lowest point of the boat and wait to explode. I am sure the hosing to the ouside tank probably has a solenoid shut off for a reason,,,,protection. These 1 lb tanks teak after they have been removed sometimes and the valve sticks open
02-28-2013 07:27 PM
boatpoker
Re: Propane tank adapter

Sounds like another dubious propane installation.
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