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Refilling one pound propane tanks - How to video

Discussion in 'IceFishingMichigan.com' started by ih772, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. ih772

    ih772

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    I made this video last year so I'm bringing it back for the newbies to understand the process before we get hard water.



    Remember when filling, the 20 pound tank needs to be at room temperature and the one pound tank needs to be frozen and completely empty. Always weigh the one pound tank after filling to make sure you only put 16 oz of propane into it. This method is the method the designers of the refill coupling came up with and perfected. It works and you don't overfill the one pound tank like you can by using other methods people have come up with. You can refill and transport for personal use but not for commercial purposes.

    P.S. Self appointed safety police.....please move along to another thread. ;)
     
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    great video i don't know if you do this but a guy at a show demoed one of those to me. when he freezes the tank he used two refill valves when emptying the tanks with one refill valve it would freeze the tank. then hook it to the main propane tank and other valve right after to fill. the discharge of the propane would cause the tank to freeze real quick for filling faster.just a tip did not see it in the video but thought i would add it.
     

  3. troutguy26

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    Id have to say that filler is one of the best things for ice fishing i have ever bought.
     
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    First time i have seen this, where did you get the attachment to hook the 1lb to the 20 lb tank. Thanks if anyone knows that would be great.
     
  6. ih772

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    Its called a Mac-coupler. Lots of hunting and camping places carry them and so do many hardware stores.
     
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    I picked mine up at gander mountain for I believe for around 10-15 dollars
     
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    How long do you freeze the 1lbers for? Thanks for posting this btw:)
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  9. ih772

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    20-30 minutes is usually good.
     
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    Thx again

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  11. ih772

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    Happy to help out.
     
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    Thanks for kno how
     
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    Buddy of mine tried refilling his own tanks but ran into problems with the valves leaking on some of the 1lb tanks. Any clue what could cause that?

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    i dont know much about this subject but is it possible that the nipple was stuck or frozen in? i had a tank completely drain on me last year because somehow that nipple insta-froze when i was taking it off of my heater
     
  15. ih772

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    Give the leaky valve a squirt of WD40, hold the tank right side up and give a smack on the bottom with a piece of wood.

    I like to give them a little squirt of WD40 before I fill them. If I have one that's consistently a leaker, I throw it away.
     
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