Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 15:33:53 -0600
Reply-To: jimt <camper@TACTICAL-BUS.INFO>
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From: jimt <camper@TACTICAL-BUS.INFO>
Subject: Re: propane filling question ... do it at home?
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My entire gas system in my van has been modified.
One of my adaptions before I did my final phases was a T fitting in the line
under the sink that fed the stove. (same could be done for the fridge) on
that T fitting I put a fitting that led to a quick disconnect fitting. Then
in a kit I had a short hose that on the end was the standard BBQ tank
fitting and with it was an adapter available from the same places. I could
hook up either my 5 lb tank with the standard fitting for use the 1 lb
disposable tanks with the adapter. You could do a variation on this with
the westy tank as the split to the separate lines for fridge and stove are
at the regulator on a T there. Change that to a straight flare fitting and
line to get up inside and then put a T fitting there and one just up from
it. Have your connection on the first T as well as the feed to the second T
which will feed both the stove and the fridge. You will need a cap for the
fitting you would be using for aux fuel feed or a quick disconnect added.
The fuel source you add will also need to be regulated.
My current propane setup doesnąt use the westy tank and it has been removed.
I use either the 1 lb bottles or my 5 lb tank as my fuel source now on
On 5/16/05 8:57 AM, "Mark Cumnock" <kayakwesty@YAHOO.COM> wrote:
> i was wondering if there is an adapter to were you could use a small
> coleman propane bottle for a emer backup until you could find a filling
> It seems at least for me that finding filling stations is like trying to
> find a payphone. They are getting harder and harder to find.
> If I had that backup, then I wouldn't be constantly worrying if my food is
> going to go bad in the frig. I am wanting to depend more on the frig, and
> appliances and trying to limit what I pack for space and weight.
> So anybody made an adapter, and would it work, and still be safe.
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