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Old 11-18-2018, 07:40 AM   #21
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20 lb tanks..

Originally Posted by tschager View Post
I use a 5 lb cylinder with the NexGrill portable. To all of you that have one of the Flame King systems that invert the 20 lb tank, isn't there an OPD and safety mechanism in the tank that shuts off propane flow if the tank is on it's side or inverted? If not, why do the propane vendors instruct folks to transport their tanks in an upright position or risk damaging the OPD?
I have used 20 lb tanks for years, and always upright, but there aparently are some folks whomake tanks designed to be used in other positions: Horizontal

I think the vertical tanks are built so that vapor only is allowed into the lines. May be wrong tho.
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Old 11-18-2018, 11:39 AM   #22
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That looks like a nice setup, but for that price you can get a lot of cylinders. I have a hose and adapter for larger tanks, and also a refill adapter. I have refilled several 1# cylinders, but it is a little tricky. I watched several YouTube videos. I found by removing valve and totally evacuating empty (its never empty) then putting empty in freezer over night I cam get about a 3/4 full cylinder (based on weight).

I'm retired so time spent is not an issue. I have a brake vacuum pump, which I an going to try using it on my next batch.
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Old 11-18-2018, 09:27 PM   #23
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We are using the Flame King "Legally" refillable bottles. It's not as easy to remove one of our LP tank from our new Escape 5.0 fifth wheel as is was to remove from our Scamp, Casita, or especially Bigfoot campers.

So far they refill easily with the included fill adapter that shuts off easily. I'm impressed with how well this kit works. We did purchase a second bottle. We've in the fourth week of camping with the new camper and Flame King bottles, use our oven/grill every night and are only on our third bottle. I was informed about these bottles from another FG owner who has used these for a couple of years with no problems.

Oh, and you don't need the fancy stand. We've found a picnic table works better than that flimsy stand.


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Old 11-19-2018, 07:11 AM   #24
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I have found many full cylinders at garage and estate sales, I always check the weight. That Flame King looks like a nice refill kit, but I don't use that many small cylinders. In fact I don't even use much propane except on the back yard barbecue.
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Old 11-20-2018, 01:51 PM   #25
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US vs Canada

Hi All,

Just wondering if the Flame King refillable bottles are legal in Canada?

Their site mentions certified by DOT which of course is a US department.

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Old 11-20-2018, 06:31 PM   #26
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I use this refill kit

Originally Posted by Tony Nowak View Post
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?

Thanks for any thoughts, Tony
I purchased this refill kit over a year ago. I think, at the time, it was in the mid $30 range. I had purchased 3 refillable 1 lb cylinders and was exchanging them at the local propane provider for about $2 each. I like this better than taking the 1 lb refillables in and exchanging them as you can save any fuel that is still in the small cylinder. So far the system has worked well. By my calculations the system should pay for itself in about 15-20 refills, vs, buying 1 lb cylinders off the shelf.
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