Gas Lamp Cylinders

ljmesg

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Has anyone ever seen a Coleman or any type of propane gas cylinder for a Coleman type lantern anywhere in the DR?

I have looked most everywhere including Sirena, Pricesmart, Jumbo and most larger hardware stores with no luck.

Thank you.



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You might be better off looking for a REFILL Valve/ Adapter .. they are not expensive at all.. I had one once but cant find it at the moment. I paid more than this one in the link
. they work quite well and you will save a lot of money in the long run..

like this one
https://www.amazon.com/GASLAND-Prop...ocphy=9003934&hvtargid=pla-412558613981&psc=1
I have this and it works magnificently! It comes with a refillable bottle and you refill from a standard propane tank from a grill.

Flame King 1lb Cylinder with Refill Kit, 16.4oz
 

ljmesg

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You might be better off looking for a REFILL Valve/ Adapter .. they are not expensive at all.. I had one once but cant find it at the moment. I paid more than this one in the link
. they work quite well and you will save a lot of money in the long run..

like this one
https://www.amazon.com/GASLAND-Prop...ocphy=9003934&hvtargid=pla-412558613981&psc=1
Great idea but I need the one small cylinder to mount my lantern top on.

Refilling it wont be the issue based on your post. Thanks!
 

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Empty gas cylinders are allowed on airplanes if you plainly show it is empty.

DR customs through a carrier is a whole different story.

I guess worst case is they dont let it come through...
 

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Do you think the customs Gestapo will allow this to come into the DR?

Great kit!

If you mean on an airplane, maybe not. We shipped a bunch of empty little tanks in with our boxes, and Mr AE bought the thingy to refill them down. It works perfectly for years now. I do know he puts the little tank in the freezer for some time before refilling one. We have 3 or 4 Coleman lanterns.
 

ljmesg

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Hmmm, never heard of freezing a tank before using. Maybe it prolongs its life.

If I cant find a cylinder here I will order the kit posted on Amazon and hope they realize its EMPTY and send it through.
If you mean on an airplane, maybe not. We shipped a bunch of empty little tanks in with our boxes, and Mr AE bought the thingy to refill them down. It works perfectly for years now. I do know he puts the little tank in the freezer for some time before refilling one. We have 3 or 4 Coleman lanterns.
 

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Has anyone ever seen a Coleman or any type of propane gas cylinder for a Coleman type lantern anywhere in the DR?

I have looked most everywhere including Sirena, Pricesmart, Jumbo and most larger hardware stores with no luck.

Thank you.



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Yep. Playero in Sosua had them. I remember well because they were very expensive compared to back in Canada. I believe they still carry them. Look where the BBQ's and swimming stuff is.
 

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Do you think the customs Gestapo will allow this to come into the DR?

Great kit!
I had no problem. The tank is empty. You have to fill it up.

The filling is super easy:
  1. Put a grill-size propane tank valve down on the included stand.
  2. Attack the transfer fill valve.
  3. Attach the 1lb tank.
  4. Open a screw valve on the 1lb. tank.
  5. Open both tank valves.
  6. Open the transfer valve.
  7. When the 1lb. tank releases a stream of gas, close the transfer valve and small screw valve.
  8. Yer done.

For the utility, it's a fantastic deal. I recall a filled 1lb. tank of propane at Ochoa was like RD$450. The payback is fast.
 

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IATA regulations require gas cylinders transported on planes to be certified empty and fume free. In Canada, a certification from the fire dept can be had for a fee, inspection and pumping if necessary.

I assume these new cylinders, even if certified empty are under vacuum and that's a whole different set of regulations. If the tank is full of air, it will need to be evacuated before you can fill it with propane. The adapter has no way to allow air from the tank to escape as it is replaced by the propane.

Your best bet is to talk to your shipper and see what they have to say. If all else fails, you should be able to have these empty tanks sent by sea, it takes longer but it will get here eventually.

DR Customs doesn't approve or deny items for transport or make the shipping regs that apply to these items. Customs only decides to admit or reject something presented for clearance. For airplanes it's IATA. Ships have their own maritime regulating organization.
 

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If the tank is full of air, it will need to be evacuated before you can fill it with propane. The adapter has no way to allow air from the tank to escape as it is replaced by the propane.
A feature of the refill system I linked does exactly that: evacuates the air and replaces it with propane through a small air screw, similar to the little air valve on a gas cylinder or on the fill valve of an auto propane tank.
 

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Yep. Playero in Sosua had them. I remember well because they were very expensive compared to back in Canada. I believe they still carry them. Look where the BBQ's and swimming stuff is.
I think I saw them there a year ago. I have looked over 10xs since. No longer exist. Thanks though.
 

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IATA regulations require gas cylinders transported on planes to be certified empty and fume free. In Canada, a certification from the fire dept can be had for a fee, inspection and pumping if necessary.

I assume these new cylinders, even if certified empty are under vacuum and that's a whole different set of regulations. If the tank is full of air, it will need to be evacuated before you can fill it with propane. The adapter has no way to allow air from the tank to escape as it is replaced by the propane.

Your best bet is to talk to your shipper and see what they have to say. If all else fails, you should be able to have these empty tanks sent by sea, it takes longer but it will get here eventually.

DR Customs doesn't approve or deny items for transport or make the shipping regs that apply to these items. Customs only decides to admit or reject something presented for clearance. For airplanes it's IATA. Ships have their own maritime regulating organization.
Yes, my bad. The issue will be with my shipper in Miami.

Good clarification. Thank you.
 
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lifeisgreat brings up a really good point.

As a general safety precaution everyone should be soap & water testing their tank valves and hose connections every time they replace/refill the tank. For the BBQ and for the supply to your stove and other household appliances. The environmental conditions here are tough on rubber, metal flex hoses and valve stems. I have found small leaks from time to time that needed to be addressed before things got inadvertently overcooked.