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NateN
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Mar 9, 2016
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Here it is with a standard Coleman propane canister and Kovea Titanium Stove. Worked great.
I tried it with my MSR PocketRocket, it works there too. I tried it with two of my cheap Amazon Chinese stoves and one worked, while the other did not.
Mar 9, 2016
Tasselhoff
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Mar 10, 2016
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So for those of us who aren't in the know, can you please tell me if that Cloeman cylinder is a refillable LPG cylinder?
Mar 10, 2016
TXyakr
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Mar 11, 2016
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The 1 lb Coleman cylinders are sold as disposable and it is a violation to transport them (DOT Federal regulations online) if you refill them but you can buy an adapter online or at many Walmarts that will allow you to refill it yourself (in a well ventilated area) if you are careful and use common sense from a much larger refillable LPG tank. Caution should be taken not to overfill it. That and the fact the valve could fail if refilled many times could cause it to become a life threatening hazard if it leaked and propane settled in your vehicle and then ignited. I.e. flaming a car going 70 mph down highway can be difficult to escape from especially after you have survived the initial explosion... Lots of people do refill both 1 lb cylinders and and even the smaller 80/20 mixed butane/propane canisters with either pure butane or propane, occasionally one of them gets injured, so if you do, try not do to anything foolish or ignorant. Follow all safety precautions, some online videos mention these but most don't. If uncertain don't risk injury trying to save an insignificant amount of money. Just my personal opinion and hopefully some helpful ideas.
Mar 11, 2016
gmcnair88
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Mar 11, 2016
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DO NOT REFILL GREEN CANISTERS. They are not meant to be refilled. Generally the valve gets damaged in the process leading to slow leaks. No, "lots of people" do not do it. You should honestly just delete the comment as it has nothing to do with the item.
An important thing to note is that the green canisters are significantly taller and narrower than the canisters these stoves were designed to be used with. It makes the whole setup very wobbly. It would probably be fine on a hard surface, but would still be important to keep an eye on.
Mar 11, 2016
TXyakr
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Mar 12, 2016
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It is a rude form of "flaming" to tell someone to delete their comment. These adapters are actually used with another simple homemade device to refill disposable containers with propane and another device to refill it with butane you can even weigh the canisters to get an close to 80/20 mix if that is your goal. "lots of people" means enough that accidents happen on a fairly regular basis this was the reason for my warning, but most people never attempt to refill them obviously. I was just answering the question asked by another member. Also note that the cheap $2 or less canisters of pure butane sold at restaurant supply stores are just regular butane not iso-butane which still works down around 10F while regular butane begins to fail at about 30F. Yet another reason not to find a different device to use those regular butane canisters with, i.e. a stove with a hose not one that sits on top of the canister obviously, I would hope that is common sense and we don't need "nanny" posters like yourself telling us to delete our comments. Unless you are just really trying to save a few bucks in warm weather camping above freezing, regular butane doesn't make sense to me but I do know some people who use it camping.
Mar 12, 2016
gmcnair88
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Mar 13, 2016
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You're comments make it sound as though it is common, and acceptable to refill Coleman propane tanks. It is neither common, nor acceptable, hence the suggestion that you delete your comment. Again the valves in the tanks can be easily damaged and overfilling can lead to leaking. When you have a refillable tank refilled, the person will inspect the tank, and check the hydro-test date. If it is out of spec they will not fill it. This is to prevent injury to you, and the people that might be around you. This is why most states have made it illegal to refill disposable propane tanks. But quite simply, a Coleman 1lb propane tank is about $3.50 and a 250g 80/20 isobutane camping tank is about $15-$20. We are talking savings of a few dollars for the risk of serious injury.
Mar 13, 2016
Tasselhoff
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Mar 14, 2016
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Thanks for the info. Looks like it would be easier for me just to stick to the normal canisters for my Kovea then.
Mar 14, 2016
NateN
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Mar 18, 2016
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It is and I saw the adapter at Walmart for ~$17, but I would not recommend it. There shouldn't be a reason to refill the small ones, as they're already cheap, at $5 for a 2 pack at any big box store. So if you're car camping (the only time you'd bring one of these bottles due to their weight), I've used a small bottle to cook breakfast for 8 people with some gas left over. If you have more people, bring a bigger propane tank.
Mar 18, 2016
kalieaire
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May 16, 2016
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It's also hugely expensive. I run my 20lbs tank on my camping stoves when I'm car camping.
May 16, 2016
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