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Old 11-10-2018, 02:00 PM   #1
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Flame King refillable 1 lb canisters

We like to use 1 lb canisters but hate to deal with the single use canisters. Don't want to try to refill the disposable ones. Has anyone used this system?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Flame-King-...x2YA:rk:9:pf:0
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I've considered buying one as they have gone on and off the market. At least, I think they were not available for a time after their initial introduction. Or, maybe it was just that Amazon quit carrying them.

The cost for just a 1# cylinder is about $17. The rest of the cost is for the stand to hold your 20# cylinder and the refill adaptor. Those items may or may not be of value to different folks.

Currently, I carry an adaptor hose so we can run things off our 11# cylinders. I guess that's the primary reason I haven't followed through and bought the 1# refillable.
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Old 11-10-2018, 06:26 PM   #3
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I have one and was directions say you fill any empty 1lb canister but I have yet to try it because I do not have an empty one. My camper is up for the winter but I will hook up the small bottle to my home grill and when empty plan to give it a try.
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Old 11-10-2018, 10:29 PM   #4
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we bought a 5 lb refillable and use that w out outdoor grille..like it and the hose gets the tank away from the heat. FWIW we chain the tank to the picnic table and just leave it out there at a campsite.
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Old 11-11-2018, 03:08 PM   #5
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Refilling 1# propane canisters.

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We like to use 1 lb canisters but hate to deal with the single use canisters. Don't want to try to refill the disposable ones. Has anyone used this system?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Flame-King-...x2YA:rk:9:pf:0
Thanks for any thoughts, Tony
Hi, for less than $20.00 Harbor freight has a neat little solid brass adapter That allows you to fill your canister. However you have to provide the fancy little stand! Also you still have to make and break the gas connection. Youtube will show how to force more product into your canister, NOT!!

For peace of mind I buy two new canisters every other year, then use and refill as required then repeat.
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Old 11-11-2018, 03:48 PM   #6
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It's a neat looking system, but for me it's too pricey when comparing the other option. I've been refilling the disposable bottles for years with the HF adapter. Maybe I'm lucky, but have never had a problem with one by following their directions. We travel for weeks at a time, and try to always have four or five canisters in the truck. It's rare that I refill a bottle over one time. When I see a "new" empty sitting beside a dumpster, I grab it and discard one of my empties.
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Old 11-11-2018, 05:18 PM   #7
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Just please be very careful how you store the refilled 1lb canisters. They're not designed to be refilled.... I had friends with a big monster 5th wheel that had a milk carton full of refilled canisters in the 'basement' of their 5th wheel. Arriving at camp, when the baggage door was opened, it smelled VERY strongly of propane. At least one of the canisters had leaked. Fortunately no big BOOM happened.


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Just please be very careful how you store the refilled 1lb canisters. They're not designed to be refilled.... I had friends with a big monster 5th wheel that had a milk carton full of refilled canisters in the 'basement' of their 5th wheel. Arriving at camp, when the baggage door was opened, it smelled VERY strongly of propane. At least one of the canisters had leaked. Fortunately no big BOOM happened.


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Yes Donna, I have noticed that even new ones off the shelf will sometimes leak after I have used them, then take them off the appliance.
I think the seat does not seat as it should after it is taken off and it will leak the remaining gas out.
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I bought the Flame King for a lot less last year on Amazon

What is nice about them is the ability to fill the entire propane tank up. It has a bleed valve on the cylinder. Also, they are designed to be refilled and do not leak like a non-refillable cylinder. I don't use the stand. I just take my 20lb tank off the camper and put it upside down on the edge of a picnic table and fill my tanks that way
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If I had to use appliances that used those 1lb bottles, I would definitely get the hose adapter to run it from a proper refillable bottle with a valve, be it a 20 or smaller.
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Problem I've encountered with the 1 lb. bottles is that if they are detached from the appliance ( like packing a Coleman lantern in its case ), the bottle slowly leaks the contents. That's even more frustrating if you just put the new bottle on because the old one ran out a fuel in the middle of preparing dinner or playing hearts.
I'm happy with my 10 lb tank and a hose. Easily packed and carried and doesn't run out at inopportune moments.
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Problem I've encountered with the 1 lb. bottles is that if they are detached from the appliance ( like packing a Coleman lantern in its case ), the bottle slowly leaks the contents. That's even more frustrating if you just put the new bottle on because the old one ran out a fuel in the middle of preparing dinner or playing hearts.
I'm happy with my 10 lb tank and a hose. Easily packed and carried and doesn't run out at inopportune moments.
WE like the 5lb size(w std fittings attached) for portability and it fits well under the "Bak-Flip" tonneau cover of the Frontier.
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I bought the Flame King for a lot less last year on Amazon

What is nice about them is the ability to fill the entire propane tank up. It has a bleed valve on the cylinder. Also, they are designed to be refilled and do not leak like a non-refillable cylinder. I don't use the stand. I just take my 20lb tank off the camper and put it upside down on the edge of a picnic table and fill my tanks that way



Propane tanks are not designed to be filled fully, only to about 80%. You have to leave enough room for expansion with changing temperatures. A 20 lb tank should only hold about 16 lb of gas. You should also always store them upright so if they leak they will expel vapor instead of liquid.
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A 20 lb. tank, with 20 lbs. of propane in it, is filled to 80 per cent of capacity. No need to reduce it further.
A full 20 lb. tank weighs about 37.5 lbs.
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