Mac Coupler

Submitted: Sunday, Nov 09, 2008 at 22:08
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I have a couple of Coleman products (Hotwater Service,Fold and Go Cooker etc etc) Now how do people find using the coupler to refill,or would it be just as easy hooking up to LPG Bottle...


When i searched on Forum for mac coupler nothing came up...

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Reply By: Shaker - Sunday, Nov 09, 2008 at 22:14

Sunday, Nov 09, 2008 at 22:14
MacCoupler is excellent, using a bottle & hose takes away from the portability & convenience.
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Sunday, Nov 09, 2008 at 22:18

Sunday, Nov 09, 2008 at 22:18
bleep e Shaker that was bloody quick lmao


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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Sunday, Nov 09, 2008 at 22:20

Sunday, Nov 09, 2008 at 22:20
Oh could you please tell me where you got it and are there any saftey issues to be aware of ??????


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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Sunday, Nov 09, 2008 at 22:44

Sunday, Nov 09, 2008 at 22:44
Warfer,

I ordered mine from RVingoutpost and received it within 5 days or so.

Also available from Truckspring but I cannot vouch for the delivery time.

If you do a search of the forum using MacCoupler (one word) you will get several hits containing further information.


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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Monday, Nov 10, 2008 at 00:51

Monday, Nov 10, 2008 at 00:51
Thanks Bill

Will go with RVingoutpost....These are a neat idea too Mac Caps

If you want a couple let me know,I'll put in with order !


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Follow Up By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Monday, Nov 10, 2008 at 09:58

Monday, Nov 10, 2008 at 09:58
Hey Bill,

How much was the shipping cost?
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, Nov 10, 2008 at 19:28

Monday, Nov 10, 2008 at 19:28
I think the shipping cost was $11.

When you place your order and specify you are from overseas (Australia) the total cost breakdown, including postage, will be displayed.

The quick delivery pleasantly surprised me.
I have waited longer for a delivery from the Eastern States of Australia at times.

Hey, the propane caps look good.
I currently manage with the push on plastic caps which come with the disposable cylinder, bit the screw on type are definitely better.

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Reply By: Keith_A (Qld) - Sunday, Nov 09, 2008 at 22:55

Sunday, Nov 09, 2008 at 22:55
As above - simple to use; convenient, and works well. Bought my Mac Coupler over the Internet.
Some instructions :
The following information is for educational purposes only and in no way can refilling canisters marked "Never refill this cylinder," "Do Not refill," etc be considered completely safe. Do so at your own risk.

Heavy duty propane canisters such as those sold by Coleman seem well suited for and can be easily and very cheaply (1/6 cost of replacement canister) refilled from larger canisters with a brass coupler/adapter. The key is to not overfill the canister, as that would guarantee a leak after it warms up.
To ease filling you may need to stick your cylinder in a freezer for half and hour or more to liquefy your fuel and decrease pressure in the canister.
To help avoid overfilling, you can fill the canister while it is at an angle so that air/gas is trapped in the top most portion of the canister. The trapped gas will prevent the cylinder from overfilling.
You can also record the full weight of a new canister, weigh your canister before and after fueling, add/dump as needed. "

Accidents happen even when you are aware of all the risk factors.
There is always the balance between savings and safety, and that is a personal decision to make..................Keith.
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Follow Up By: SteveL - Sunday, Nov 09, 2008 at 23:09

Sunday, Nov 09, 2008 at 23:09
Just make sure you fill the cylinders quickly after removing them from the freezer.It makes a big difference to the amount of gas you can get into them.-SteveL
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Reply By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Monday, Nov 10, 2008 at 00:51

Monday, Nov 10, 2008 at 00:51
Thanks guys for your prompt help

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Reply By: Ron173 - Monday, Nov 10, 2008 at 08:43

Monday, Nov 10, 2008 at 08:43
top product, been using for a while with no issues.

Obvious basic safety applies.

Only thing to add to above posts is inspect the cylinders thoroughly before each refill, I tend to turf them at first sign of rust, which is prob well premature to failure but still gives you a good few refills.

Ron
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Reply By: Member - Ian W (NSW) - Monday, Nov 10, 2008 at 16:02

Monday, Nov 10, 2008 at 16:02
Please support RVingoutpost if at all possible.
Julie Mik goes out of her way to look after Australian customers. Has a good rep on one of the caravan forums.

Ian
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Reply By: Middle Jeff - Monday, Nov 10, 2008 at 19:26

Monday, Nov 10, 2008 at 19:26
Hi Warfer

I have one and they are great, certainly safer than filling a butane torch. The only thing I have found is it is possible to over fill it if you have a full bottle and it is hot, so after filling them I leave them in the sun outside to make sure they do not leak. On a couple of occasions I have had to vent the bottle, just make sure it is pointed away from you.

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Craig
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