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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    My current house does not have any alternative heating options. It's all electric baseboard which for the size isn't too painful in the winters. But when the power goes out so does the heat. I have a small generator that will keep my appliances going but I need something for heating. I was...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I often hear people discuss using 5 x 20 pound bottles or 1 100 pound bottle for propane. Is there any waste residue in a propane bottle? For example in a 20 pound bottle, can you get all 20 pounds out? A 100 pound bottle, can you get all 100 pounds out?
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Lets say you have municipality electricity and natural gas...... Something happens and you are in 'black out', with no gas. What do you think about having a couple of 100lb propane tanks for SHTF? .......
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I just purchased Frigidaire gas range Model (FFGF3054TS) I had it converted over to Propane so I could be self-reliant on fueling it. In a power outage situation, it will be easy enough to use the range top by manually lighting the burners. However, in my haste, I did not think about the fact...
  5. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I am looking for efficient ways to have an alternative to a propane boiler in my house. I live in a cold climate. We recently moved to a place with only propane heat. It uses a boiler and radiators throughout the house. The former owner had a forced air wood burning stove in the basement, but...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have been storing some propane, both in the large tanks that are used on cooking grills and the smaller ones that are used for space heaters, in a 40ft storage container that I have been upgrading a little at a time as I get time. Tonight we had a tornado warning and wife and I entered for an...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am sorry if this is on here somewhere already, I could not find it under search key word "propane" I wonder can someone tall me what equipment I need and the procedure to safely transfer propane from one tank to another?
  8. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Found an interesting video on youtube about converting a small engine to run on propane or natural gas. The guy in the video runs a generator off a natural gas line from his stove with minimal effort. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET5st0ILLxA
  9. General Discussion
    Recently, I moved to a new house that has a LP furnace. This is the first time that I have ever used LP and don't know a great deal about it. The tank is a decent size and I want to fill it up before next winter rolls around but don't know if the price fluctuates seasonally like so many other...
  10. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Hi All So this may sound ridiculous but let me explain. So I live in a typical suburb, corner lot. I don't have a ton of room, and really only run the grill off propane. Being of the prep mindset, I want to have some propane around but know I cannot store alot just due to my...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have been looking at energy solutions for TEOTWAWKI. The biggest current draw is my well pump. I live in the Southeast in a rural area, so getting water would not be impossible, but I thought that was a good place to start. I estimated about 5KW. The scenario this is addressing would be long...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    At least for the short run, I have put the diesel Lister/Listeroid on the back burner. In the mean time, I am still formulating my plan B, and would like to stay with a stable fuel source that will store for long periods of time (i.e. not gasoline). I came across this a few days ago, and am...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have decided on using propane for my post SHTF fuel. It will be used for cooking and heating when wood is not appropriate. Also as a light source if need be. My concern is what is the most economic way to aquire it. Up until now, I have been stocking the 1 lb disposables at about $2.50 apiece...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Is it worth it to purchase the adapter to refill them? Do they hold seal after many uses is my concern being any given day I can be at 6000 - 9000 feet above sea level. The adapter cost $9.95. Thanks
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    A 20 pound propane refill is 17 bucks which contains around 4.2 gallons. A gallon of white gas cost 11 bucks at walmart. I am comparing BTU values per gallon. My point. I have a coleman cook stove where I got a 20 dollar attachment to hook up propane. I can find the number of BTU's per gallon...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Lately I have had the past on my mind, namely propane lighting. In researching that period in history between non-electrical society and widespread electrical adoption when kerosine lanterns, candles and gas lights where more of a mainstay I have began to wonder how economical a modern house...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've only been a member since Aug of last year but I've read a number of threads with questions concerning Propane storage, tanks, ect. Since Propane is the industry I work in I thought I'd put together a quick fact thread that should answer most qustions. I'll try to answer any questions this...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So I posted a request for information and suggestions on kerosene heaters over here but a few people thought I would be better off with a propane heater instead. So what are your thoughts on a good indoor propane heater? Something that can use a standard tank [from what I've read so far they...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Click on, " A tank story" located at the top of the video to see how the automated process of reconditioning a propane tank happens. The Video that first comes up is garbage, remember to click on ,"A tank Story" at the top of the video screen (Link below) If you put back 20lbs propane tanks for...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've been a member of this forum for a long time. I initially joined because I was interested in survival and preparedness and simply wanted to learn from others. Over time ... I began to hang out in the religious section a lot and spent less time in the preparedness area. Anyway, the other...
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