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Old 08-29-2016   #51
 
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Aside from the form factor I like them a lot better than the lite cylinders. Easier to hook up, easier to attach/strap to frame, easier to carry, exoskeleton seems to offer more protection.


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I'm also interested in the Viking tanks. I've heard that most propane trees will not fit on them though. Has anyone found a decent propane tree that can attach firmly to the Viking 11# or 17# tanks? I'd like to run a lantern, coleman stove, and woodland power stove off one big tank if that is possible? Any suggestions?

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Old 08-30-2016   #53
 
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For me - the reason I didn't go with a viking was the diameter of the tank. I have a very specific place I store the tank (inside a 5 gallon bucket in a drop bag) and going to a larger diameter tank blows this. I really wish they made their 11lb tank not just as a shorter version of their larger one but taller AND narrower. Oh well.
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Viking Cylinder Propane Tree

I purchased a Camp Chef Propane tree. It provides two attachments points for standard propane fittings and 3/8" on top lantern. Looks like they may be discontinued but if you can find one I had welder cut / sand off the bottom bracket and weld on a "U" so that the tree would stay vertical. See attached. Apologies for not realizing these things were discontinued.

The reason there are 2 "U" braces is that these were used with the Lite Cylinders as well.
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HI Andy. Where did you find that one? I searched a bit and found lots of Y splitters and trees.
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Old 08-31-2016   #56
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That is truly neat.
But, you're gonna have to put up with some kidding on the river.
Maybe you should get some goggles and a yellow T shirt and yellow shorts .............
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HI Andy. Where did you find that one? I searched a bit and found lots of Y splitters and trees.
I got it from http://tejassmokers.com/.
They built it for me. It comes as a tee, but they altered it for me.
It's part #: T2500T. Ask for Jesus and tell him you want the female fittings at 12 and 9 o'clock and the red ACME nut at 3 o'clock.
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Does anyone know if using a blaster (boiling water for coffee and washing up water) uses proportionately more propane than just using a partner steel stove for everything? A group of 7 of us were on a 8 day river trip earlier in the season and half way through the trip we noticed we were using a lot of propane (17# viking). Towards the end we were worried we would run out so we stopped heating water for washing up and used charcoal for cooking rather than using the partner steel stove (4 burner). Maybe a leak could be the issue?
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The blaster will use more fuel than the partner stove. The blaster works great for heating up large amounts of water fast though.
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The blaster will use more fuel than the partner stove. The blaster works great for heating up large amounts of water fast though.
Thanks for the reply. To clarify, we had a blaster & stopped using the blaster due to the gas level going down so quickly and in the end stopped using the partner steel stove where possible as well. Reading about others saying they made it through a similar length trip using a blaster for the same purpose of heating dish water and water for coffee has me worried there may be some other reason why the gas in the Viking tank was going down so quickly.
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