My propane bottles (for torch) make me a bit nervous since I have had a few
that started leaking. Usually this was the camp-stove type bottles but the
y seem to use the same sort of valve as the taller torch bottles. Do they s
ell metal caps for these bottles? I would like to start keeping them all ca
pped as a safety precaution. Thanks.
It's very unlikely the valve was leaking - unless you've been refilling
them . More likely the bottles got too warm and vented some propane from the
relief valve . Move them to a cooler place and see if it doesn't stop .
No, tery - there have been LOTS of them leak at the valve when
removed from an appliance half used. My solution is to only remove
them when empty. The cheap green Coleman cyls have been the worst -
don't think I've had a genuine Bernsomatic leak yet - one or two
"feneric" torch tanks and at least half a dozen Colemeams though.
DEFINITELY leaking from the exit valve.
It's been years since I've used one , didn't realize there have been
problems . The only device I own that uses one is a Coleman lantern , and
it's still in Memphis AFAIK . Another example of manufacturing to the lowest
price point ?
From a review " using the supplied washer, they can seal a propane
canister better than the original plastic caps."
Aren't the orignal plastic caps still the white plastic caps that do no
more than protect the threads? They don't keep the tanks from
Is there a later original plastic cap?
Not true. I've had quite a few of them leak after I remove a torch head
or whatever. This more often happens if they were used outdoors in cold
weather. It seems that frost builds up on the valve. If they start
leaking, I take them outdoors and use a nail or something, and press
down on the valve, then let it snap closed. That often stops the leak.
But as soon as I have a leaker, even if I fix it with the nail, I leave
it outdoors. If the weather is bad, I just put a bucket over it.
-OR- I'll put one of my torch heads on a leaker. I have one torch head
that leaks a little when shut off, so I dont use that one.
BTW, these are not refilled bottles.
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