Propane canisters 101 – or “how do ensure you get dinner tonight…”

  • Bernz0matic measured
  • Bernz0matic
  • Coleman -works measured
  • Coleman -works
  • Painted threads & slight stripping - not working
  • Primus -Working
  • Sportster -Not Working b
  • Sportster -Not Working measured
  • Sportster -Not Working
  • Stove connector (elbow)

Folks; we’re having continued problems with the Coleman stove connector part (‘elbows’) in the Huts. The threads in the soft aluminum female threads get easily stripped by the hard steel male threads on the canisters. This can render the stove useless, or worse cause a propane fire in the Hut!

Its come to our attention that inconsistent manufacturing may be partially at fault and want to share what we know with you.

!Avoid buying canisters/tanks that have slightly longer unthreaded shanks – see the closeup pics. 2/16ths max!

!Avoid buying canisters/tanks that have painted threads – encourages thread stripping!

!Seasoned Hut users carrying a spare connector  – could be a trip saver. Available at most hardware stores. !Do not buy “River Trail” Brass connectors commonly sold at Home Hardware as the stove end is quite different!

Although all canisters/tanks may work when the connector is new, once partially worn your choice of tank could be the difference between enjoying your meals hot, or chewing on raw pasta… and cold coffee grounds in the morning… nasty.


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