How To Re-fill Propane Bottles, Up-cycle and Save...

in diy •  14 days ago

You know those little green propane bottles that are used in camp stoves and heaters, save them!

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Those things get kind of expensive for what they are... why not make your own?

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So, I finally bought one of those little adaptors to re-fill those 1lbs gas bottles.

I was a bit tired of spending three bucks a bottle everytime we needed one and I had heard from someone that you can re-fill them using this adaptor:

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  • You can look it up on youtube, there are tons of videos that can tell you how it works or how you can fill the bottles up with more propane than it can really handle and so on...

  • You can find this adaptor on any of your favorite platform for buying things. I went through Amazone (This is where I wish I had an affiliate account!). The item came in two days, with instructions and I tried it right away.

It is so simple, and easy to do, I don't know why anyone would buy the little bottles anymore!

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  • Take a tank of gas like a 20lbs or the one from a BBQ and make sure it is turned off.

  • Screw the one side of the adaptor into the 20lbs tank (there is only one side thay can fit, so don't worry about getring it wrong, you won't). You don't need to use a wrench for this, there should be a rubber seal that shouldn't be too tight anyways.

  • Flip your tank upside down, the propane is liquid in there!

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  • Now you can screw onto the adaptor your small green bottle. You may have to hold the adaptor in place as the threads could be reversed depending on where you've bought it from.

  • Once it's all tight, turn the the gas on and wait until a hissing noise is completely gone.

It takes my adaptor about 5 minutes to fill up a 1lbs bottle completey. I don't know if others transfer propane faster, but I do know it works just fine.

Another thing you will get out of this besides the savings, is the happiness of recycling those little green bottles!!!

I'm glad we finally got one, I was too cheap to get the right fitting that enables the big buddy heater to be attached to a 20lbs tank! My dad's with us for a month and it's starting to get chilly.

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I have been a champion of sustainability on Steem for over 2 years. Don’t see much of it so nice to see more.
You have my support and please keep living and educating sustainably.
There is always a way to be more sistaimable, for me I just don’t even use any fuels that cost money but make my own out of methane or wood. Though we all gotta start somewhere.

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Very interesting, I would love to learn mpre about all that and not spend money on fuel too! I will definitely be looking at your posts now.

A friend of mine has been driving on veggy oil (it's his bug out vehicle 😁). He drove from New York to Key West once to proove to himself he could do it mostly on veggy oil. And it worked, witout filling up on diesel once.

Thank you for your support, it's been difficult finding time to writ about our sustainability, it's a lot of work building a homestead from the ground up!

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Yes,

I founded @gardenofeden www.intothegardenofeden.com over a decade ago and we are one of the most sustainable operations in the world.

Its not easy, it takes real dedication, purpose and focus. Though its worth it and have not done anything more fulfilling so far.

Keep On!

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Oh man, I'm sure it is fulfilling... the little we've done so far has been amazingly fulfilling.

We lack the focus but at least we know it! Thanks for the website, I'll take a good look soon enough. Congrats on your successful sustainability!

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Thank you @pennsif! Loving that 😁

Awesome. In a past life, I installed helium stations in party stores for inflating balloons. By the time we finished doing all the stores we had a pretty good system in place. We put a three tank manifold in the back store room and then ran tubing to 4 nozzles built into the counters in the front of the stores. With the manifold, you could just turn off a tank when empty and turn on a full tank and switch out tanks without disrupting supply to the front. Yeah overkill...but fun.

nice hack!!! another weight of our sustainable minds ;_)

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Thank you Alex! I'm catching up finally on replies...

I love these fantastic, do-it-yourself cost-saving stories!

Thank you very much, @senorcoconut, re-Steemed!

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Uh, yeah...I get nervous taking my tank to be refilled by professionals. I watched videos about refilling my CO2 canister from my sodastream machine with dry ice. Sounds good, but if you overfill and those canisters aren't meant for so many refills...just sayin'.

You know, I'd probably be nervous hanging out with you, my friend :)

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Hahahahahahaha!

We should definitely try it sometime, and see who scares who the most...
When I finally get to visit you, I expect to be looking over my shoulder for manifestations and glowing apparitions. :D

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@creatr

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You're right... there must be a life expectancy for those litle canisters, but they seem to only fill as much as they can. I will look into it a bit deeper now!

I'd be scared hanging out with me too 🔥!

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Thank you so much for the resteem and the appreciation!!!!

I bought one of those adapters but have not used it yet! Seems like such a waste to through those metal containers away!

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Hey it's been 5 days, have you tried it yet?

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I have not, I had a tree taken down and have been cutting that wood up while splitting wood from another tree!

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Ouch... that sounds like a lot of work! Lots of firewood or building material?

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Firewood, but I might try to cut up a few pieces and make some coasters or serving tray or something!

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Ooh yeah, a nice cheese plate!

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Something!! Well I am sure I will make a post about it if I do decide to do it!

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Very good 😁