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Fill up your 1 lb. camping cylinders at home from a 20 lb. bulk tank quickly and easily with the Mr. Heater® Propane Tank Adapter. This adapter allows you to connect your recyclable 1 lb. propane cylinders directly to a 20 lb. tank for a safe and easy refill in about one minute. Adapter features Female Recyclable Cylinder Thread on one side and Soft Nose P.O.L. connection on the other to work with both old and new style bulk propane tanks. Comes with instructions for safe and easy refilling. For personal use only.
Manufacturer model #: F276172.
Refill empty 1 lb. propane cylinders at home in about a minute
Great product that works very well. It will save you a ton of money.
June 26, 2012
Saves me a lot of money! To be sure you get the most in your 1LB tanks freeze the 1LB tanks for at least 24 hours before filling and try to fill on a hot sunny day. Set the filling tank (20LB usually) in the sun for almost all day before filling. If the small tank is cold and the large tank hot you will get more in the 1LB tank than usual. If you have calculated the conditions right, you can get somewhere between 80 and 90 % full and that makes it worthwhile to try to refill.
March 31, 2011
Save a bunch
A friend of mine introduced me to these while preparing for a back country elk hunting trip last fall. I just ordered one for me and one for another friend. They work great and with the price of the 1lb propane tanks nearing $3, you save at least $2 per tank when you refill them. One weekend camping trip and they pay for themselves.
February 16, 2011
this thing is great
this thing has saved me a lot of money . great for camping .if you use the little bottles this is a must .
November 27, 2010
Freeze your 1 lb propane cans overnight and sit your large tank in the sun for most of the day to get as warm as possible. Attach your refill valve to large tank and turn upside down. Screw on 1 lb tank and open valve on large tank. You will hear the liquid propane entering the 1 lb tank for about 1 minute. I usually leave open for a few seconds more to be sure. Close valve on large tank and remove 1 lb tank. Ususlly if done right you will get 75-90 % full which makes it worthwhile to refill. It would be cheaper anyway but if it won't last at least 3//4 of the time of a new one you would be changing tanks way too often. I just fill mine all up in the summer to last all winter for heaters also.
Warm up the big tank (I use a 20lb bbq grill tank). I put it in my warm garage the day before I refill. Cool the small (1lb tanks). I put them in my deep freeze half an hour before I fill them. Make sure the valve is closed on the large tank. Attach the refill valve to the large tank. Next screw a 1lb tank on straight (so you don't strip the threads). Flip the big tank with the small tank attached upside down and open the valve on the big tank. Time it for one minute. Then close the valve and flip it upright. Unscrew the now filled 1 lb tank. I test for leaks with soap water. If there is a "leaker" put it on one of your camping items (that has a valve you can close until you need it) and use it first. Then throw it away when empty. Personally, I haven't had a leaker yet
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