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Old 08-07-2015, 12:12 PM   #11
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We carry a 20# tank in a plastic crate, in the back of the TV. Often looked at the smaller ones, but the price of 20# ones were so much less, probably due to so many out there on BBQ's. Only use it for the grill, so it lasts many years.
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Old 08-07-2015, 12:20 PM   #12
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I pay about $3.50 gallon to fill LP bottles. I can frequently buy Coleman 1lb disposables in a twin pack for $5.99. The price becomes essentially the same, so I have stuck with the 1lb disposables for my Q200 and lanterns. Plus I like the storability of the 1lbs. I generally keep 4-5 in the TT at all times.
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Old 08-07-2015, 12:22 PM   #13
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I pay about $3.50 gallon to fill LP bottles. I can frequently buy Coleman 1lb disposables in a twin pack for $5.99. The price becomes essentially the same, so I have stuck with the 1lb disposables for my Q200 and lanterns. Plus I like the storability of the 1lbs. I generally keep 4-5 in the TT at all times.
Double check the net weight on those disposables, they may be 14oz.
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Old 08-07-2015, 12:30 PM   #14
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When you buy a 1lb can of propane (often 14 ounces), you are paying for the steel can that gets thrown away when the propane is used up.
Maybe a LITTLE voodoo?
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Old 08-07-2015, 01:12 PM   #15
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no voodoo, but what I like about the 11 pound tank is; Fits in the cargo hold nicely. Lasts all year, never worry about running out of fuel while cooking. Uses it as a backup to my backup tank. Really nice when all my spare tanks are empty for the home BBQ (this never happens). Just filled 3 tanks the other day at a cost of $2.99/gallon (not a pound). There is about 4.25 pounds of propane per gallon.
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I use one of these to refill the 1# bottles. My $40 grill from Home Depot cooks a lot of burgers & dogs on a single tank.


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Right on Mike. 5 pounders work well and easy to move.
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Where is the cheapest place to buy either the 5 or 11 lb bottles?
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Just filled 3 tanks the other day at a cost of $2.99/gallon (not a pound). There is about 4.25 pounds of propane per gallon.
Great point -- I mixed lbs and gallons in my previous comment. After further consideration the 1lb (maybe 14 oz) are a lot more expensive than a refillable bottle. Either way, at this point I'm still paying for 1lb single use bottles for the convenience factor.
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Double check the net weight on those disposables, they may be 14oz.
The Coleman 1lb bottles are 16.4 oz.

Maybe other mags have shrunk them to 14oz, that is the trend in packaging these days, but the Coleman 1lb are still 1lb.
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