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Mini green propane tanks

Been using my new Brinkmann tabletop BBQ, with a bunch of small tanks i got from a relative, when they are empty how are they disposed of? Is there a deposit, do they go in the recycle bin (somehow i would be surprised if they did), do they have to be dropped off at the hazardous waste center or something else?
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Yes you need to dispose of them at special locations.

On another note, you know you can refill them? That's what I do with a special little adapter that allows you to fill the green bottles from the big white propane bottles
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SomeOtherDude wrote: Yes you need to dispose of them at special locations.

On another note, you know you can refill them? That's what I do with a special little adapter that allows you to fill the green bottles from the big white propane bottles
That was going to be my next question, but i didn't know you could refill from the white ones, i was just planning on buying a white tank and an adapter for the BBBQ.
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Quentin5 wrote: That was going to be my next question, but i didn't know you could refill from the white ones, i was just planning on buying a white tank and an adapter for the BBBQ.
Legally you can't refill them in ON, but it's possible if you're safe about it.
If you're just using it around the house, the large tank with adapter is the better way to go.
Save the green ones for portability
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Canadian tire takes the empty ones
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aqnd wrote: Legally you can't refill them in ON, but it's possible if you're safe about it.
If you're just using it around the house, the large tank with adapter is the better way to go.
Save the green ones for portability
Yep, the hose is probably most convenient. But check reviews. I read about them having pressure problems before - had trouble getting the fuel from the big tank up to the BBQ. I dunno about Brinkmann, but Weber rips you off a bit on the "proprietary" hose - something like $40-50 I think.
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aqnd wrote: Legally you can't refill them in ON, but it's possible if you're safe about it.
If you're just using it around the house, the large tank with adapter is the better way to go.
Save the green ones for portability
If i can't do it legally then i won't do it, and if i had a large one for home use i have no need to anyways.

Edit: I looked up online how its done, i am not trying that, legal or not
greg123 wrote: Canadian tire takes the empty ones
cool, that is very convenient

Edit: I just called my two closest stores, both said they do not accept returns on the tanks, i'll have to check the municipality
SomeOtherDude wrote: Yep, the hose is probably most convenient. But check reviews. I read about them having pressure problems before - had trouble getting the fuel from the big tank up to the BBQ. I dunno about Brinkmann, but Weber rips you off a bit on the "proprietary" hose - something like $40-50 I think.
I assumed i could use any brand, but if i have to use a Brinkmann one then i might be screwed, because they are no longer in business.
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Quentin5 wrote: I assumed i could use any brand, but if i have to use a Brinkmann one then i might be screwed, because they are no longer in business.

I really do not see a problem with finding and using a generic brand. The couplers for the small propane should be generic for all types of the small bottles as are the couplers for use of the large tanks.

Here is CT brand: http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/4-ft- ... xOf8U_w7Sg
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rcmpvet wrote: I really do not see a problem with finding and using a generic brand. The couplers for the small propane should be generic for all types of the small bottles as are the couplers for use of the large tanks.

Here is CT brand: http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/4-ft- ... xOf8U_w7Sg
I figured the same, the connectors have to be generic otherwise we would have to buy proprietary propane tanks for each brand of BBQ. I have calculated i can cook 16 burgers per green 1lb propane tank and i have 8 tanks so i have time to look for deals.
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That's not too many burgers. I am in the process of trying to figure out where to mount a 20# tank on my boat so I do not have to use the small bottles. :o
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rcmpvet wrote: That's not too many burgers. I am in the process of trying to figure out where to mount a 20# tank on my boat so I do not have to use the small bottles. :o
I know, the BBQ says 7500 btu, but the tanks are supposed to have 22,000 btu, but they last about an hour, go figure. I think the BTU on the BBQ is wrong, otherwise 2/3 of the fuel is missing.
Since i just bought the tabletop BBQ recently i may not use a lot of fuel this year, but in future i plan on buying a regular size tank with an adapter.

Edit: I am brain dead, perhaps i should have slept in longer today
1/3 tank does 8 burgers, so 24 per tank.
Adds up to about 2 hours of grilling per tank, It should theoretically last 3 hours though.
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Quentin5 wrote:
Edit: I am brain dead, perhaps i should have slept in longer today
I here you, at my age any day where I can sleep longer than 5 hours is a good day.
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Have you tried 1mg of melatonin about an hour before bed time. Works wonders for many people.
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