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transporting a green can or coleman bottle on its side.

Postby slowcowboy » Sat May 14, 2011 8:13 am

would any of you guys carry a green coleman can at a angle or half tipped on its side.

I am installing a stove in drawer and can't fit my green coleman can upright fully.

it will fit at lets say a 45 degrea angle. much like they are attached on a camp stove or a coleman camp appalince.

would this work to transport the green coleman can all the time and let it stay tipped on its side.

it would not be fully lying down flat and its the only way it will fit in my drawer.

other option is quick attach hose and removing the green can from the drawer.

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Postby kirkman » Sat May 14, 2011 8:34 am

Mine are on there sides. Have been for 4 or 5 years. No problems yet. So I don't see why not.
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Postby slowcowboy » Sat May 14, 2011 1:38 pm

fully flat. Kirkman.

as that was the first option was to ly it fully flat or fully horizantel hooked to the regulator and fasten it down with a hose clamp like I did with it fully upright when the stove was in my counter top.


any one else lying the coleman bottles fully flat?

as if I could ly it fully flat with out problems this would totaly cure the hole issue.
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Postby slowcowboy » Sat May 14, 2011 1:39 pm

what I mean is lye the coleman bottle down fully flat on its side horizantal and permently fasten it to be stoved this way. Slowcowboy.
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Postby 48Rob » Sat May 14, 2011 7:00 pm

Transporting a 1# LP bottle on its side will be fine.
Attempting to use it while anything but nearly upright may be dangerous if liquid propane rather than gas exits the cannister.
I can usually run torches with 1 pound bottles near horizontal before flare ups.

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Postby slowcowboy » Sat May 14, 2011 7:24 pm

think I will get by at a 45 degrea angle or half tipped on its side. rob? slow.
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Postby kirkman » Sun May 15, 2011 7:34 am

I only transport mine that way!:cigar: I use them in a upright position!
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Postby slowcowboy » Sun May 15, 2011 8:04 am

thanks for the imput guys the only way I can get mine upright is to us the quick connect hose and run it to my galley cabnet.

would about 2 feet of hose be to long to run a green coleman can.

I have the parts already from a old pop up camper to rig myself up to the stove in the storage drawer to a quick disconect sytem.

it would allow me to use a large hose clamp and clamp my green coleman bottle in a upright position. in side my galley cabnet under the sink and counter top.

I have the outlet door that came from the pop up camper that will allow me to plumb the hose much like a drop cord though the wall of my teardrop.

are any of you guys familer with how a pop up campers stove is mounted to the outside of the pop up camper?

that is the 2 option of getting propane to my stove in my under belly storage drawer.

it will leave the green can in a up right position and disconect all propane from the stove while going down the road. the stove will be in a under belly storage drawer.

this is not bad on cooking height due to my 20 inches of clearence from ground to frame on my teardrop.

I am just debating on if 2 feet of hose is going to be to long to get propane to a stove and if a green coleman can is enough propane.

I can switch to a 11 pound pancake size regular propane bottle.

it is smaller than a normal barbaque one and is like the small barbaque bottles only real flat in size.

it will fit in my galley counter cabnet as it is light in wieght and pretty short in height.

problem is it will in a 13 wide 4 foot long 17 inch high cabnet take up a lot of room compared to my green coleman can.

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Postby kirkman » Sun May 15, 2011 8:14 am

I think you will be fine with that setup and the green Colman bottle.
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Postby slowcowboy » Sun May 15, 2011 8:57 am

i think that is what my desicion is going to be I am just fretting about getting enough propane down a 2 feet hose from just a small 1 pound green coleman bottle. but I will give it a try and might experment before hand.

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Postby 48Rob » Sun May 15, 2011 6:10 pm

Mr. Cowboy,

When my 11# tank runs out of propane, I attach a 1# bottle to an adaptor fitting next to the tank.
The stove and water heater are 10+ feet away.
Everything works just as well as when the 11# tank is full.

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Postby slowcowboy » Sun May 15, 2011 11:06 pm

spent the afternoon rob rigging up my hose and quick conect to run off my green coleman can. used the oringal regulator and on and off valve from my in counter setup.

need some pipe fittings to drop from the 3/8 valve down to the quarter inch hose end. other wise its going to work good.

still have the end to rig up on the stove end with my other half of m quick connect.

stove will now be in drawe under the rear bumper. green coleman can will be under sink in galley. hose will be pulled out though a rv port to the stove in drawer when opened up to cook.

hose will be pulled out the side of the teardrops wall though rv hose port and quick coupled to the end on the stove drawer.

green can will be kept up right at all times clamped in under the sink in the galley by a large hose clamp.

I am half way though the set up.

was working on this the afternoon as I could not use power tools do to a power outage in my area.

acutlaly mounted my can o matic can opener in my galley with a hand manual crank operated drill as I had no power. it worked well.

Slowcowboy. tonight was coleman lantern and stove time. interesting.
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Postby dh » Thu May 19, 2011 11:17 am

Slow, just a thought, you could go with a 5lb bottle, that would take up a lot less room than an 11lb bottle and save a lot of cash over throw away bottles.
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Postby dh » Thu May 19, 2011 11:58 am

48Rob wrote:
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Rob, do you have a better picture of the mount on you 11lb bottle?
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Postby slowcowboy » Thu May 19, 2011 8:53 pm

no loss on trow away bottle db. I don't re-buy new ones. I just re-fill the old ones.

I have not bought a green coleman bottle in 10 years.

I still reuse the same 5 I own every year.

its what a little adapter from harbor freight and a 20 pound bottle do for you.

and If I want propane in the 20 pound barbaque hose. I hook a hose up to my house bulk tank and even re-fill them things two.

only place I buy propane is once a year in bulk like 300 gallons at a time and it comes in a truck from town.

Slowcowboy. I also have a dapter hose to run the bigger bottles on my stove.

I just don' t like having my hole cubard under my sink ate up by a large propane bottle. I like having space to store other stuff.

its easer to trow the larger 11 pounder in the seat of my suv and forget about it.

my 11 pounder is so light it runs my coleman lantern on a propane tree and that is about it.

only thing I take a 20 pound regualar bottle for is for a campfire.

I have a propane fired campfire.

I use for ease and convince green coleman cans for cooking.

and I do Not buy them. I re-fill them.

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