1 lb propane bottle debate revisited

General Discussion about almost anything Teardrop or camping related

Re: 1 lb propane bottle debate revisited

Postby cleonard » Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:27 pm

A couple of points on refilling.

As previously mentioned the valves in the disposables are not the best. Eventually they start leaking.

Don't overfill. There has to be room for expansion due to temperature changes. The only way to do this for sure is by weight.
cleonard
Teardrop Builder
 
Posts: 38
Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:03 pm
Location: Santa Clarita, CA

Re: 1 lb propane bottle debate revisited

Postby parnold » Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:46 pm

As an added precaution, besides weighing mine, and leaving them outdoors for a couple days until I know they aren't leaking by weighing again, I also bought special brass caps with gaskets, so even if the valves do fail, they still won't fill my trailer up with propane. Maybe I'm being paranoid, but I figure the couple extra bucks I spent on the caps has already been offset by the savings of having filled them myself twice now.
User avatar
parnold
Donating Member
 
Posts: 2344
Images: 302
Joined: Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:49 pm
Location: Northwest New Jersey

Previous

Return to General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: saltydawg and 5 guests