I got a grill I bough at rite aid for $20 I use frequently. It's even got
Been using It at camp, but it's been around. If I saw it again, I would buy
it, especially at $20. Sometimes you find amazing deals.
I also have a Coleman grill plate, not as useful. Another cheap propane two
burner stove I keep as spare. Also a Coleman liquid gas two burner stove, I
used mostly when we camped in tents.
I usually shake the tank. Works for me.
That grill I bought 4-5 years ago for $20 at rite aid looks similar to
On Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:12:36 -0500, Stormin Mormon
He DID say a portable grill. I've had a couple of those useless 1.5 sq
ft (at best) portable grills, and unless it's a high end brand like a
Weber they are all useless. Can't keep them lit with the lid closed on
most of them.
I've had a few portable grills in the past few decades. I have never had a
problem keeping them lit with the lid closed. In fact, the opposite is
true. I've had trouble keeping them cool enough with the lid closed. Low is
not usually low enough and I sometimes prop the lid open an inch or two to
help control the heat.
My current grill is a Sunbeam and I think it's the best I've had.
Useless? When I think back over the countless family picnics, sporting
event tailgating sessions, camping trips and lunches in the park with
SWMBO, "useless" is not a word I would assign to a portable grill.
My kids come by to borrow mine quite often these days, so as my use of it
for them trails off, their direct use of it increases.
I'm not doubting you, but what kind of picnic table?
In all the years I've been using portable grills I've even never scorched a
table, let alone burned a hole in one. When I camp I have a couple of
wooden cabinets that I made to transport and hold our kitchen stuff. They
get put up on stands and then a 2' x 4’ piece of plywood goes across the
gap and the grill and stove go on top. The grill has never even scorched
I guess I should have asked for POLITE IDEAS. Anyway, I am trying to clean up my workbench and workshop and would rather not have an extra cylinder around unless I will be needing it in the short term.
On 12/5/2013 3:22 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
torch, probably 35+ years old. Fortunately I have
never run out of gas in the middle of an important
project, and I do have 3 hardware stores within a
five minute drive. But I sometimes do projects late
at nite after the stores would be closed, and it
would be nice to know when my propane cylinder
(~2.75" diameter, 11" long)is about to run out.
be tomorrow or late next year, I don't have a clue
how much my present cylinder has been used. Ideas ???
I'd go buy another tank, now. The three bucks you
spend, you'll save that much on gasoline, and time.
Not having to make a rush run for more. As to the
16 ouncers, empty tank about 12 ounces.
On 12/05/2013 03:22 PM, email@example.com wrote:
Put the propane tank in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Pull it out and start scanning the tank from top to bottom with an infrared thermometer.
As the tank warms up, you'll notice the temp changes drastically at the liquid level.
If you don't have an infrared thermometer, now you have a reason to go buy one.
And for the love of God, get a spare tank of propane while you're at the store. ;=)
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