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    Hi
    Anyone knows about an adapter for Canadian gas cylinder
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    Hamid

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamid View Post
    Hi
    Anyone knows about an adapter for Canadian gas cylinder
    Thanks
    Hamid
    Form Nica Cylinder to a gas appliance or a Nica fitting to a Canadian gas fitting on the tank?

    There was a thread on the former some years ago - Use the search in the top section. The latter is not worth the trouble..
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    from Nica cylinder to gas appliance

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamid View Post
    from Nica cylinder to gas appliance
    You are probably better just to re-plumb it in the long run.
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    Not sure I understand. Are you wanting an adaptor or wanting the appliance to work (simply use the regulator we use).
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookshow View Post
    Not sure I understand. Are you wanting an adaptor or wanting the appliance to work (simply use the regulator we use).
    What I meant - You choice of words are better..
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    I have a pencil flame torch and a 14 OZ tank and i like to attach the pencil torch head to a small Nica tank and also be able to refill the 14OZ tank

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    Good Luck....
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    You might be able to jury rig something & I have been thinking about trying. The small tanks are handy to use. If you look at the Nica regulators they have a pin that you push in to open the valve in the tank. The pin has holes in side to let the propane pass. You are dealing with 200 PSI or so on a warm day so you might have to braze it to one of the old adapters that used to work in the US.
    If you try to fill through the "Schrader" valve on the small tanks that I have the pin works the opposite & you pull it out to open so that complicates things. I used it for a "gas release" when filling through the top.
    My adapter quit working 12 years or so in California with the new style safety tanks that shut off inside when you inverted them.
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    I've done this as I use the small tanks for fogging.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Propane-Refi...-/121176095084

    I have a couple of the adapters but haven't been there recently as I add a 4 pack of the cylinders to my load every trip.
    They last a long time in the fogger

    I've seen the fat cylinders somewhere, maybe PriceSmart, and the long ones I've seen at SINSA. PriceSmart has the American style barbecue tank

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    The 1 lb refill adapter - Rarely is there an item so destined for the lead story on Eyewitness news.


    With that sort of application (The tip torch) you should look at the butane soldering torches - I have seen them for sale at Masaya market. Burn just as hot, if not hotter, and the fuel is readily available. Same with butane solder irons.

    There are also fixtures with the camp stove fitting on one end and a 20/30/100lb tank fitting on the other - you could cut off the North American fitting and put on the Central American fitting and regulator.

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    Default Re: Propane gas cylinder adapter

    KWP where did you buy a tank like that. I have the old adapter that I used in the states but the PriceSmart tanks for my BBQ have the safety float that shuts the gas off when you tip over the tank to get liquid propane,

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