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1 LB propane bottle refill ?

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Re: 1 LB propane bottle refill ?

Postby Illini Warrior » Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:46 am

pilgrimtr wrote:put your small cylinder in the freezer for about a half hour before filling that way the cylinder will take a better fill. when you fill from a higher pressure to a lower pressure the lower pressure cylinder will heat up, if the smaller cylinder is cold at the start then it will take a better fill. look up boyle's law. ;)



you want to do your re-filling during the hotter weather - that supply tank should be warm .... a fully frozen LP bottle won't hurt anything - toss them in the freezer for a few days ... good idea to keep some tepid water around when filling - that venting poppet valve can stick open and a water splash can help ....
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Re: 1 LB propane bottle refill ?

Postby Dirk Williams » Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:38 pm

We have the kits aswell, also got a brass crescent wrench and locking pliers. I don't recall where we found them.

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Re: 1 LB propane bottle refill ?

Postby NorthernMich » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:04 am

pilgrimtr wrote:put your small cylinder in the freezer for about a half hour before filling that way the cylinder will take a better fill. when you fill from a higher pressure to a lower pressure the lower pressure cylinder will heat up, if the smaller cylinder is cold at the start then it will take a better fill. look up boyle's law. ;)





AGREED...I get about 70-90% fills using heat to cold or visa versa... :clap:
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