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Old 08-13-2016   #1
 
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Hi all of you who have the Viking Tanks. I just got one and was wondering how full you can fill them? The attendant filled mine to the top of the oval viewing ports in the plastic sheath. The line of the liquid is just out of sight when resting on a level surface.

Also, I was planning on storing this on its side in my drop bag. Am I about to:
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The functionality of a Viking (composite) tank is identical to its steel and Al brethren. There are a bunch of both guidelines and laws that I would imagine we break every day with the storage and use of these tanks. That being said, I have yet to hear of an issue with any of these tanks being stored horizontally. I treat them with respect and protect them when in my drop bag, adhere to their in service dates and ensure the valve is also protected and in good condition.

I too would own one if there wasn't an issue with the access to the valve with my splitter as well as the 11lb having the same diameter as the 17 which are both too big for me.


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They just fill my Viking tank like any other tank. They are sure light. You gotta love seeing how much propane is left.
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I'll have to check if it interferes with the defense splitter
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I too would own one if there wasn't an issue with the access to the valve with my splitter as well as the 11lb having the same diameter as the 17 which are both too big for me.

Read and Run's post got me to go out and check that my splitter worked with my new tank. It does, barely. It works a lot better when you connect the Partner and the Woodland Power Stove before connecting the splitter to the tank. Here is a picture.
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The green Acme is attached to the WPS. The black
Is attached to the 4 burner Partner. I replaced the POL after my last trip with a black Acme. The fact you th to be the first half of the year Now my question is whether my black Acme nut is acting as a limiter on my system? The Woodland Power Stove can draw 130,000 BTU's and the Partner has 4 burners at 10,000 each. That is 170,000 BTU's. Do I need to get a splitter that has a red or green acme nut to get all the BTU's out of that WPS or even just to run both stoves at once?




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Really this issue is mostly about squeezing all 130,000 BTU's out of the WPS. I almost always cook with the burners on low or medium on the Partner so the it would be rare to need the theoretical limit of 170,000 BTU's.




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I called and spoke to the owner of gashosesandregulators.com. He was very helpful and answered the question I had about propane splitters. The black ACME nut will limit flow to my two devices. It won't let more than 100,000 BTU's of propane thru. This is bizarre because almost all propane splitters use the black nut. I have seen a few that use the green nut. It just seems like the whole point of a splitter is defeated by capping it at 100,000 BTU's. He said for my stoves, get one with the red nut at 500,000 BTU/hr.


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Filled 3/4 full or just out of sight at the top seems typical.
Never worried about needing to treat it special, no problems in 4 years.
I doubt you would ever notice the difference in regards to nuts and splitters. Do you really have a pan that effectively captures peak output, anyhow?
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Correction

WPS output is 65,000 BTU's not 130,000.

Since I never plan on cooking with the Partner on max output on all 4 burners, I should be fine with the black splitter.
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So, after thinking about it, I bought a different splitter. The Camp Chef one was to close to the access valve. The new one works much better. Much more user friendly.

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