Originally Posted by robo59097
I keep an extra 20lb tank under the bed, I use it for the outside stove and lantern (although with the new LED strip purchased the lantern may be retired), I figure that if I run out on the main tanks the 20lb will keep me going a little while longer.
Man, I hope I never camp next to you. You are sleeping on a bomb. OPD valves have been known to leak. I have one on my gas grill at home that is doing it, I'm careful to turn everything off at the grill and when this tank runs out, I'll have a new valve put in it.
Propane is heavier than air and will collect in low areas waiting for a spark. I've seen the result of propane explosion/fires on boats and ashore and you don't want to. In Texas, it's a state law that you can not bring a propane bottle into any public building even if you declare it to be empty. Improperly handled, it can be some bad juju. Get that bottle out from under your bed and outside.