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Originally Posted by HomeDefense View Post
There is a pressure-temperature relationship with propane. He's saying the warmer propane will have a greater pressure so it transfers easier. Some people put the 1-pound bottles in the freezer before refilling them. The will also store more propane, but I advise against putting more propane in a 1-pound bottle than they are designed to hold. Use a small scale when filling 1-pound bottles. Weigh a brand new bottle and never exceed that weight when re-filling the bottle. The weight of the empty bottles does vary by manufacturer.
Even freezing the empty bottles beforehand and warming the mother tank you are not likely to be able to overfill the 1lb'er.

Freeze a half full bottle and then go to refill from a warmed mother tank and yes that is going to hold a tiny bit more than it did when purchased new.

Not an issue if used right away or stored in the freezer until needed.
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I think this has been covered but I thought I'd mention that my wife and I have been storing 25 one-pound tanks in an unheated/non-air contitioned room inside the house for more than 10yrs ... along with two 20lbs tanks and another 10 or so one-pound tanks in our garage (which gets ridiculously hot during the summer) and we've never had any problems. Not even the slightest leak.

Just don't leave them on your car's dashboard in the middle of August

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