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some people in your past threads were confused about how easy it is to fill 1 pound tanks, i was just pointing how simple it is to fill tanks without any of the stuff they have at the hardware store: no pump, no gauge showing the amount of liquid and no scale showing the weight, and how commercial operators fill there equipment the same way. (our hardware store has the pump, gauge and scale.)

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some people in your past threads were confused about how easy it is to fill 1 pound tanks, i was just pointing how simple it is to fill tanks without any of the stuff they have at the hardware store: no pump, no gauge showing the amount of liquid and no scale showing the weight, and how commercial operators fill there equipment the same way. (our hardware store has the pump, gauge and scale.)
Yeah, it is easy.

I keep lots of propane here
I have 3 x 100 pound tanks
2 x 20 pound tanks
1 x 30 pound tank

And a bunch of the 1 pound tanks

I converted my 5500 watt generator to run on propane and have had to use that when during power outages.

Both of the buildings on my property have heat pumps and heat pumps need a little help when the temps dip down into the 20's

So I have backup propane heaters that I run when the temps are down low, like this morning, it was 19 degrees F when I got up

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Actually, I live in Pisgah Forest, NC
About 3 miles outside the official Pisgah Forest entrance
So I guess you go to the Brevard TSC?
Did they finally install propane? Went there once to get a tank filled while camping at Davidson River and they did not do propane refills at that time. Prior to that visit every TSC I'd been to had propane, but not them.

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So I guess you go to the Brevard TSC?
Did they finally install propane? Went there once to get a tank filled while camping at Davidson River and they did not do propane refills at that time. Prior to that visit every TSC I'd been to had propane, but not them.
Currently, I am going to the ACE hardware in down town brevard
They are cheaper than other places that do refills
Plus they sell new tanks cheaper

I have not tried the local TSC yet, which is closer to my house than the Ace hardware
I just assumed they did refills like other TSC's

I'll find out next time I go by

One note on the ACE hardware in downtown Brevard
Every year on the friday and Saturday after thanksgiving, they fill my 100 pound tanks for $46
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Thanks! That's quite a rig up.

The video I found (and will search for again and post it) shows just the simple one piece valve connector from 20# to 1#. The trick is to flip the 20# upside down and then open the fill valve...but it stands on the rim of the protective elements (to the valve on top).

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Thanks! That's quite a rig up.

The video I found (and will search for again and post it) shows just the simple one piece valve connector from 20# to 1#. The trick is to flip the 20# upside down and then open the fill valve...but it stands on the rim of the protective elements (to the valve on top).
yes, there's lots of those videos on youtube showing the simple refill adapter

I have one of the simple refill adapters
It's not anywhere near as nice as the Flame King adapter

People are already asking me how I modded the flame king adapter to be able to fill Coleman tanks
So I set up this web page with a description of the mod
http://el34world.com/Misc/Autos/PropaneRefill1.htm

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have you saw these? there made out of semi transparent fiberglass and you can see how much gas is in them! i like that they are light weight and will make less noise moving them around, i am thinking about buying 1 or 2 of them for the transit. http://www.westmarine.com/buy/triden...ecs-_-MB-_-PDP

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have you saw these? there made out of semi transparent fiberglass and you can see how much gas is in them! i like that they are light weight and will make less noise moving them around, i am thinking about buying 1 or 2 of them for the transit. http://www.westmarine.com/buy/triden...ecs-_-MB-_-PDP
$154 for a propane tank?

Sorry, nothing I am interested in

If you ever want to know how much propane is in a tank, dribble hot water down the side of the tank as it is running on a device
You will see a very clear line on the side of the tank where the propane level is

propane is very cold as it goes from liquid to gas
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So I guess you go to the Brevard TSC?
Did they finally install propane? Went there once to get a tank filled while camping at Davidson River and they did not do propane refills at that time. Prior to that visit every TSC I'd been to had propane, but not them.
Hey Budsky,
I just called the TSC you were talking about and they now fill propane tanks
And they will top off tanks also

Good to know because I have a couple 20 pounders that are about 1/2 empty that I would like to top off

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yeah you can see the fuel level on large diesel tanks from the morning dew! i have been tasked with repairing leaks on large propane tanks at work and have saw 4 feet of ice down the side of the tank caused by the high humidity in the air we have here, in august! (i have also had liquid propane puddled in the palm of my hand, gloves are often more trouble then they are worth because the gloves become soaked in liquid propane and freeze solid on your hand. - you work quickly with rags, dropping a rag when it freezes and grabbing a new one.) in industrial maintenance you repair everything your company owns. (jack of all trades, master of none! but all things electric is my strong suit!)
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