Two things I learned/re-learned last time I refilled a one-pound propane tank:

  1. Make sure the adapter is screwed tight onto the 5-gallon propane tank. If it doesn't depress the inner actuator, nothing will flow. That's likely the problem I had in Mexico this past summer.
  2. If it still doesn't fill, you need to purge air out of the 1-pound cylinder. Just depress the fill pin with a pen or nail, or something else with a small enough diameter.

I think I've actually overfilled the bottles the last two times. But so far they haven't exploded.

Back to blog or home page

last updated 2021-06-24 19:47:32. served from tektonic.jcomeau.com