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Old 01-28-2011
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Cheap Butane stove fuel cans!!!

West Marine $4.99
Local Rest. supply house (prov. paper whse.) $2.99

BUT! I found that almost any Asian market sells the Butane fuel cans for $5.99 for a "4 pack!"

If you're in R.I., near the bottom of Warren Ave. (East Prov.), just off 195 East next to Salame Pizza there's an Asian mkt. where I get them. Another is on Park Ave. in Cranston near the Park Theater.

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B23212 Kenyon Temporary Mounting Kit For Express II Portable Butane Stove

B23214 Kenyon Pot Retainer For Express II Portable Butane Countertop Stove


Used in this type of stove (I love mine) and other things.
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I have the Burton Stove , something just another name, I use mine in the truck for my meals, and will be used on my new to me 76 Mac, i find the fuel in truck stops for $3.99 so the Asian market will find me soon getting more fuel.
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Coupler screws on grill propane tank,screw small green propan bottle on other end. Turn on large tank and fill small bottle
EZ fill propane coupler Google MacCoupler
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Coupler screws on grill propane tank,screw small green propan bottle on other end. Turn on large tank and fill small bottle
EZ fill propane coupler Google MacCoupler
I have that adapter also for the Magma grill propane tanks, but these stoves take Butane (can in pic), not propane

These cans can also refill butane lighters.
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I use a dragonfly multi fuel stove as a backup cooking stove. It runs on everything from butane to diesel, petrol or alcohol. There is bound to be something liquid and flammable around to fill it with.
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FYI, I read an article recently that said Butane stoves are better than Propane on a boat because Butane rises rather than settles like Propane. Less of a fire/explosion hazard.

The article also said the Asian markets sell the stoves cheaper. (I'll have to check on that)


Makes sense...
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Last time I looked was three-four years ago and everything goes up, but those stoves typically sell for $20 (including a carry case of some sort) in the aisian supemarkets and discount stores. That's been an open secret for a long time. Ditto on the much cheaper "but it isn't marine grade!" butane cans.

I'm not sure about butane being any safer than propane, but know a number of boats that have used these as "just enough stove" and as long as you remember, any fuel vapor might be explosive, stow it and treat it with respect, you should have no problems.

If the salt air rusts out the stove in 5-10 years...cheap enough to replace. :-)
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I have one similar to the one pictured, and LOVE it!

Used when sailing for a week on a friend's Sabre 28, that has a pressurized alcohol stove. The butane stove lights reliably every time, without the need to preheat. A full can of butane made us coffee and oatmeal at breakfast, and dinner (pasta & sauce, kielbasa, soup, etc.)for a week.

I gotta stop in the Asian store when I travel through Providence.

Is this the place?;

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Yes, that's the place, they're on the floor at the bottom right of checkout counter.

Might as well stock up on some Shu Mai, Giozas and Dumplings while you're there lol

Tangy Kim Chi also in the fridges on the right as you walk in. I love that store!
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Great info. I have one of those stoves, and will certainly check out the local Asian markets for canisters. Get pretty good mileage out of a single canister.
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