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post #31 of 40 Old 12-18-2016, 04:52 PM
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... Turns out with an $8 coupler you can do this, and you can actually put in slightly more than 1lb. Search youtube for how-tos. Easy.
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NO you don't want to overfill it.

Refilling it is already risky; the steel bottle is probably ok, but the rubber seal can fail and blow up on your face.

If you can refill it yourself, why bother to overfilling it? You are not paying per fill.


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I don't understand why one would risk death by asphyxiation to save a few hundred bucks on a $35K van. Do you really trust an 02 sensor on a $70 Chinese made heater to keep you safe. Just spring for the UK made Propex and sleep warm and safe with the added bonus of not adding a bunch of water vapor to your interior.
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Nicer flames, better heat control, lighter smaller fuel canisters which fit inside the stove, and silent burners. The only downside is less heat at extreme low temperatures and extreme high altitude.
We are currently occasional campers so I will keep using our propane stove for now but will keep that in mind for my next stove.

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We had been using the backpacking stove head on a 1-lb propane bottle forever. It just works. Downside is that it is often not stable because it is tall and thin, plus it is vulnerable to wind. We would put it on the ground or the picnic table seat, but that gets awkward. KOV and RD showed us their compact, lightweight, cheap stoves that run on butane bottles obtained for a song at Sam's. They are used by caterers. This stove appears to be a safer and more convenient alternative. I can also easily add a wind screen. As a bonus, it packs easier.
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There are many, here are two, expensive and cheap, I have a cheap one (bought Craig’s list 1/2 price w/3 canisters)

https://www.amazon.com/Iwatani-Corpo...s=butane+stove

https://www.amazon.com/M-V-Trading-D...s=butane+stove

Here are the canisters < $2/

https://www.amazon.com/Butane-GasOne...tane+canisters

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Well speaking of winter heating I've got a following eye on MsNomer's thread on the gasoline burning Webasto. It will be too late in the season for us to engage one and will make do with the twin Mr. Heater but this coming fall we might move on the Webasto IF we can find an installer. No way we'd tackle that one.
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There are many, here are two, expensive and cheap, I have a cheap one (bought Craig’s list 1/2 price w/3 canisters)

https://www.amazon.com/Iwatani-Corpo...s=butane+stove

https://www.amazon.com/M-V-Trading-D...s=butane+stove

Here are the canisters < $2/

https://www.amazon.com/Butane-GasOne...tane+canisters
As RD & MSN say, the very best place to get the butane cylinders is Sam's club - 4/$5 and change. The stoves themselves are under $20 at Sam's. Best deal around, not to mention free overnight parking and cheap gas all for $45/year membership.

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And Prescription medicines cheaper than those trips up to Canada, or in the winter, Mexico!
KOV is right and always knows the cheapest (quality) source.

On the topic of winter heat and refilling 1 lb propane bottles, there are bottles designed to be refilled and a kit to do it easier. I haven’t used it but have filled the normal green ones with success. My adapter cost $17 a few years ago so this is a bit more but it looks like a much better system.
https://www.amazon.com/Flame-King-YS...7VN7S4GJAPNTFF

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Well speaking of winter heating I've got a following eye on MsNomer's thread on the gasoline burning Webasto. It will be too late in the season for us to engage one and will make do with the twin Mr. Heater but this coming fall we might move on the Webasto IF we can find an installer. No way we'd tackle that one.
Can you post a link? I can't seem to find it.

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Can you post a link? I can't seem to find it.

Found it in the How To section!

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