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Unread postAuthor: bighead33 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:40 pm

wear do i find those propane regulators for my advanced combustion? you know so i can hook a propane tank and refill my blowtorch
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Unread postAuthor: clemsonguy1125 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:41 pm

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Unread postAuthor: deathbyDWV » Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:48 pm

Yeah the reg on ultimate spud gun is great. Do you mean one for a cannon or one to fill a small tank with a big tank? I'm guessing the first but couldn't really understand your wording...
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:45 pm

bighead33 wrote:wear do i find those propane regulators for my advanced combustion? you know so i can hook a propane tank and refill my blowtorch

You mean the regulator on the blowtorch? I haven't seen them sold separate except for a few spudgun stores online but here in New Zealand I have to buy the propane bottle with the torch just to use the regulator adapter.
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Unread postAuthor: bighead33 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:20 pm

deathbyDWV wrote:Yeah the reg on ultimate spud gun is great. Do you mean one for a cannon or one to fill a small tank with a big tank? I'm guessing the first but couldn't really understand your wording...

yep that is what i am talking a bout. i want to refill my blow torch with a propane tank (you know the one's you use for gas grills)
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:07 pm

Due to DOT regulations, single use disposable cylinders may not be transported on the public highway if they are refilled. They have no overfill protection. For this reason, finding a refill adaptor can be very difficult. Filling from a BBQ tank with the new OPD valve will prevent their use. You will need to fill from a tank designed to deliver liquid such as a forklift tank instead of a BBQ tank.

I hate to be all doom an gloom, but the pratice is highly discouraged for safety reasons.
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Unread postAuthor: ramses » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:53 pm

I think ace hardware, tractor supply, and harbor freight sell the adapters.

as far as getting liquid out goes, freeze the little tank, let the big tank get warm-ish, and flip the big tank upside down before you attempt to fill.

yes, that is rather unsafe...
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:47 am

ramses wrote: flip the big tank upside down before you attempt to fill.

yes, that is rather unsafe...


Some of the newer OPD valves prevent this. They won't dispense inverted. It prevents a frozen regulator and ball of fire if the tank gets knocked over. Test to see if your tank will dispense liquid inverted before spending money on an adaptor.
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