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#200158 - 04/14/10 05:07 PM Re: Be aware of tent fires! [Re: haertig]
paramedicpete Offline
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So it must have finally sealed. I'm not sure how to get rid of this thing.


If you want to just get rid of the bottle, get a new Coleman bottle, they come with a little green plastic valve opener (it is in the cap) you just stick it in the opening and it holds the valve open until all of the gas has escaped. They are now provided so you can place the bottle out for recycling, it ensures that the bottle is empty.

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#200160 - 04/14/10 05:14 PM Re: Be aware of tent fires! [Re: paramedicpete]
haertig Offline
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I just checked the new Coleman bottles that my daughter bought after I told her she could use the old ones. Sure enough, there is some little green thing in the new caps. Thanks for the tip.

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#200161 - 04/14/10 05:31 PM Re: Be aware of tent fires! [Re: MostlyHarmless]
raptor Offline
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Registered: 04/05/08
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Loc: Europe
That's one of the reasons I prefer other things over the gas stoves. I would rather cook on something that uses wood as a fuel or on candle with multiple knots. I know that stoves are probably more effective but sometimes it's not worth it.

Horrible accident. I hope those who survived will be OK.

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#200197 - 04/15/10 10:30 AM Re: Be aware of tent fires! [Re: haertig]
Eugene Offline
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Registered: 12/26/02
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Originally Posted By: haertig
Wow! My daughter just went camping and took our Coleman propane stove. When we were testing it before the trip, I noticed that the bottle of gas did not completely seal when we removed it from the stove. A very faint hiss. I said "No way are you taking this cannister - go buy some new ones."


Those 1lb ones are getting very annoying, every time I remove them from the stove they leak, its gotten to where the whole 1lb gets used every time we cook with one because it all leaks out afterward. I haven't bought any in a while been limiting food to cold sandwiches or cooked over an open fire.

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#200198 - 04/15/10 10:42 AM Re: Be aware of tent fires! [Re: Eugene]
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I much prefer refillable containers for propane and when I connected them, I always (well, usually...well, most of the time) tested for a leak with soapy water. Some intrepid souls test with an open flame. That method also will let you know if the connection is leaking....
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#200203 - 04/15/10 12:39 PM Re: Be aware of tent fires! [Re: hikermor]
Eugene Offline
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Know any decent 1lb size refillable. I'm assuming if I get a coupe of those I could get one of those adapters to fill them from 20lb tanks.

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#200208 - 04/15/10 01:16 PM Re: Be aware of tent fires! [Re: hikermor]
Compugeek Offline
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Originally Posted By: hikermor
I much prefer refillable containers for propane and when I connected them, I always (well, usually...well, most of the time) tested for a leak with soapy water. Some intrepid souls test with an open flame. That method also will let you know if the connection is leaking....


I've seen more than one appliance repairman check for leaks that way on a just re-connected natural gas line. Assuming there hasn't been time for any build-up, I guess it's safe enough.

But it does seem a little Darwin Award-ish.
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#200209 - 04/15/10 01:23 PM Re: Be aware of tent fires! [Re: Compugeek]
Eugene Offline
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I've seen the "professionals" check with a flame too, thats why I do things myself.

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#200240 - 04/15/10 07:58 PM Re: Be aware of tent fires! [Re: Eugene]
jzmtl Offline
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Registered: 03/18/10
Posts: 530
Loc: Montreal Canada
Interesting how the smaller propane jar leaks. I found out the other day my propane jar for the torch wouldn't close properly and hiss a bit, so I had to reinstall the torch head repeatedly until it doesn't hiss. I thought it was just that one but looks like it's more common than I thought. The butane can for either refill lighter or stove never leaks thou.

Going to be very cautious about this from now on.

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#200438 - 04/18/10 07:22 PM Re: Be aware of tent fires! [Re: Eugene]
rbruce Offline
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Registered: 05/25/04
Posts: 153
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: Eugene
Know any decent 1lb size refillable. I'm assuming if I get a coupe of those I could get one of those adapters to fill them from 20lb tanks.


I've been wondering the same thing. I recently bought a propane Coleman camp stove (that runs on the 1lb canisters). Would it be possible (or safe) to refill those canisters from a 20lb tank using an adapter like this one from Harbor Freight?

-Robert

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