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JohnMickish

bulk propane question

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JohnMickish

Can a person with the proper adapter run a lantern or mr. heater (both designed for disposable cannisters) off of a larger 11Lb propane tank? Are the pressures the same or does a guy need a pressure regulator? I've seen it both ways.

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huntingmaxima

I do. I run my Mr Buddy heater off a 25# tank. I use it in my deer stand also. I attach my Mr Heater right to the tank.

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bbqhead

yep no problems doing that. a 1 lb torch tank

has about the same pressure as a bigger

tank.

bbq head

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Gus

It will probably be an unauthorized link so I won't post it, but look at cabelas web site for item number: IF-510724

It might be just what you are looking for.

The Mr. Heater should have a built in pressure regulator. I'm not sure about a lantern though.

Gus

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Steve Foss

You don't need any special regulator. $15 will buy you a hose that hooks your buddy to any standard larger propane cylinder. I use 1 pounders a fair amount, but when weight's not an issue and I'm not jumping around from spot to spot, I bring the #20 along. And my heater runs better on a #20 because the pressure is more constant. With the 1-pounders, after a couple hours it starts flickering.

Cabelas, Gander, etc., they all have them.

One note: It takes a bit longer to get the heater to fire when you're drawing LP through a 5-foot hose than when a 1-pounder is directly connected, so you gotta be a bit patient.

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