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Old 03-27-2013, 08:00 PM   #1
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Propane filling?

Hey everyone I noticed that the propane tanks on the front of my Jayflight 26BH are not normal size of a propane grill and I was wondering where I should go to get them filled when they run out. This might sound silly to some of the vets but im a noob and just wanted some good insight from everyone.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:04 PM   #2
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You need to find a place that actually will fill the tank and not trade the tank. Local campgrounds, farm stores like Southern States are good options. Check your local yellow pages.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:07 PM   #3
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They are 30# tanks on your trailer, the grill tanks are 20#. As for getting them filled, Gas stations, propane distributors, camp grounds, or anywhere you see a sign that says "propane refills here".
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:57 PM   #4
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Propane filling?

^^^ this
Just make sure they charge you for only what they put in.
Had a new place open right down the road from me so i took my tank from the bbq to get it topped off. It was still half full but they charged me for a full tank. Well after a few choice words they refunded my money. Said they have a set price and no one brings one in to top off. Just ask before filling.
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Uhaul is one of the cheapest places around to get a refill.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:50 AM   #6
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If your tanks have never been filled before, make sure that the person filling them for you knows that they are new empty tanks; the air in the empty tanks needs to be purged before final filling.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:45 AM   #7
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Has anyone considered having a spare tank? I would love to but not sure where I could attach it.
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Has anyone considered having a spare tank? I would love to but not sure where I could attach it.
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.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:04 PM   #9
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We've never run out of propane. Just make sure you only turn one on at a time then you'll know that at least one tank needs a refill.
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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.
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