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Filling UK Calor propane tanks in the US Messages in this topic - RSS

Dick
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14 min ago
Dick
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Hi Simon and Alan,
The good news is (I believe) that Canada and the US are on the same page propane bottles-wise. My fittings from 10+ years ago when last in the US are good with the Canadian tanks I bought last fall when I arrived in Newfoundland, The tanks were not crazy money and I can swap or get them filled. I have not been able to confirm, but I believe it to be true, that the pressure relief valve and design for the CA tanks is the same as for the US. Once you are sorted with these tanks/fittings, they should be good into the US and all over the Caribbean.
My best, Dick Stevenson, s/v Alchemy, Lewisporte, Newfoundland, CA

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Dick Stevenson, s/v Alchemy
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Simon Currin
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3 hours ago
Simon Currin
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Alan
Oh that’s a bit depressing as we are heading your way and already acquired some redundant cylinders on our travels. Are you heading north? If so we may cross as we come south. We will watch out for you.

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Simon Currin
S/V Shimshal simon@medex.org.uk
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ateale
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1 days ago
ateale
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Thanks for your response Simon. It’s looking as if we will need to purchase US tanks. The main problem seems to be the need for an over-pressure device on the tank valve in Maine and seemingly in many other states (if not all). Alan
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Simon Currin
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2 days ago
Simon Currin
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Alan there is another thread on this elsewhere on the Forum that I hope will give you some pointers. Is the problem that you can’t get the appropriate fitting to decant your own or are the retailers declining to fill your cylinders because they don’t comply with local regulations? Here is a link to the other thread: http://forum.oceancruisingclub.org/topic2094-refilling-composite-propane-bottles.aspx

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Simon Currin
S/V Shimshal simon@medex.org.uk
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ateale
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2 days ago
ateale
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We are currently in Belfast Maine and have run into a problem getting our UK propane tanks refilled. Others must have encountered this problem before us and we would be grateful for any advice that may be out there.
Alan Teale, SV Kiviuq
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