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Old 10-09-2014, 04:02 PM   #1
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One Pound Propane Bottles

It just seems that the world falls apart one tiny piece at a time and they hope you don't notice.

I have been buying the 1# Coleman brand propane bottles for my Magma grill because they had a plastic cup on the bottom and therefore would not leak rust down on the fiberglass if you forget to take it off the grill at night and it rains. The Worthington brand (from Walmart and others) has no cap on the bottom, instead a metal ring with a series of holes. A bad rust leaker.

So, I was buying the Coleman brand at my local ACE or True Value hardware. Today I went to both to get a couple of bottles and noticed that they had changed to the metal bottom just like the cheaper brands.

I don't want a larger bottle of propane on the boat because of storage issues.

What to do???...besides remembering to take it in at night. Too much thought after happy hour.
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Old 10-09-2014, 04:50 PM   #2
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Put some kind of glass tray (ash tray???) or the lid from a plastic "Tupperware" container beneath the bottom end of it when you put it out there. If you forget to bring it in the lid will catch any water and rust. Unless it rains hard. Then you're screwed.
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PVC pipe, pipe cap, threaded barb and hose to drain overboard????
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Plastic bag over canister and elastic band around top.
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Old 10-09-2014, 07:04 PM   #5
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PVC pipe, pipe cap, threaded barb and hose to drain overboard????
That's what I have.
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Old 10-09-2014, 09:21 PM   #6
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Ummm - I say this respectfully...

If happy hour is often so strong that it creates problem thinking or acting to take in 1 lb propane btl... God forbid a real problem might arise!

Be Careful and Good Luck!
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What to do.
If we're talking about the same thing, the green cannisters that screw onto things like BBQs, portable heaters, etc., the plastic cup on the bottom of the cannister comes off.

So can one take the cup off a cannister that has one and put it on a cannister that doesn't? Or did they change the configuration of the cannisters so the cups don't fit anymore?
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Marin,

I will soon know if it is possible to take the cup from a used one and put it on a new one.

BTW, I emailed my concern to Coleman and they replied rather quickly that they now license all these small canisters out to Worthington. So, I emailed Worthington to see if they still made the ones I want. Have not heard.

Art...you truly are a glass half empty guy. ;-)
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Old 10-10-2014, 12:08 AM   #9
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Refill the good ones.
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Old 10-10-2014, 12:17 AM   #10
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Marin,

I will soon know if it is possible to take the cup from a used one and put it on a new one.

BTW, I emailed my concern to Coleman and they replied rather quickly that they now license all these small canisters out to Worthington. So, I emailed Worthington to see if they still made the ones I want. Have not heard.

Art...you truly are a glass half empty guy. ;-)
My glass was Very FULL for years... even owned a tavern when young!

I well understand Happy Hour... sometimes called "Totty Time"!!
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This is really a simple fix. Take the bottle off, it takes 5 seconds.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
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Old 10-10-2014, 06:17 AM   #12
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Any RV catalog will have 2 cures.

One is a simple refill setup so you can re charge your old 1 lb bottles for ever.

The other is a hose adapter to just use a 20# bottle directly.
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Old 10-10-2014, 07:57 AM   #13
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All the other answers. Why does it rust instantly? Plastic dip the bottoms.
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Old 10-10-2014, 08:20 AM   #14
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Since the canister condenses (sweats) as it is used it will began to rust even if it is removed after each use. Doesn't have to just rain.
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Concur with seasalt007. I have them rust in the dry locker. I wonder if the plastic dip will work???
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I'm not sure the issue is a rusty can...I think the issue is rust getting on the boat....

Is that correct seasalt007???

Mine rust and I gave up...I figure if I'm not using them fast enough to worry about rusting through the can...then my stock is too large or I'm not grilling enough.

Otherwise..I just keep them in a plastic bag stored inside the grill when not using the grill.
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Old 10-10-2014, 08:46 AM   #17
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We cut a piece of mat, the kind you can line a car trunk with and placed it under the entire grill. This catches any grease drippings and propane bottle sweat. I place my grill in a position that allows me to admire my anchor while grilling.

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Our Magnum grill is attached to sundeck SS surround rail. Small propane bottle rests against rail in relaxed position while it's screwed into regulator that is them affixed to grill's acceptor opening. Screwing P btl onto regulator takes couple seconds. Unscrewing it takes same. I never leave regulator screwed onto P btl unless in use. Clear plastic container with snap top carries my general BBQ equipment. Inside closed and covered BBQ are scrub brush cleaner etc. I keep extra P btls in vented but closed plastic container under dash on fly bridge. I never have rust problem spoken of on this thread.

Dark canvas box-looking item on rear sundeck rail is BBQ put to bed!

Simple is as simple does... as well... safety is as safety does!!
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I heard from Worthington. They say plenty of places still have the ones that I want but they named all the places that I know to have switched to the metal rings.

If I cannot get any more of the right ones I will take everyone's advice that has posted here, including filling my own.
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"Plastic bag over canister and elastic band around top."
I like RTF's suggestion. Simple, quick, cheap and effective.
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