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Coleman 1Lb Propane tank to Primus Omnilite adapter on 12/27/2012 20:32:28 MST Print View

I have tons of 1Lb Coleman propane tanks,m I use for car camping, now that I have a Primus OmniLITE Tirm stove, thinking if I can ditch them bulky Coleman single burner stove and take Omnilite for car camping.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Coleman 1Lb Propane tank to Primus Omnilite adapter on 12/27/2012 22:35:43 MST Print View

Yes, you can, BUT ...
You will need (you must have) a pressure reducing valve on the propane tank. These are obtainable.

Cheers

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Coleman 1Lb Propane tank to Primus Omnilite adapter on 12/28/2012 06:55:15 MST Print View

Does that stove use the normal isobutane canisters? If so, I picked up an adapter off the bay to use my profane canisters with my small stoves.
Duane

Yes 1000
(mamamia) - F
Multifuel on 12/28/2012 06:57:44 MST Print View

Thanks Roger, could you please point me to the adapter and pressure reducer your are talking about.

Duane: yes the stove is multifuel capable.

James Landro
(justaddfuel) - F - M

Locale: MN
Re: Coleman 1Lb Propane tank to Primus Omnilite adapter on 12/28/2012 07:49:22 MST Print View

This is what you need: Kovea LPG adapter

I have one I got off ebay. Bulletproof.

Yes 1000
(mamamia) - F
Kovea Adapter on 12/28/2012 07:56:17 MST Print View

Thanks for the link. Does the adapter also functions as pressure reducer like what Roger mentioned above?

James Landro
(justaddfuel) - F - M

Locale: MN
Re: Kovea Adapter on 12/28/2012 08:25:28 MST Print View

Yes, it has a small screw on the side if you need to adjust the pressure at all, works fine for me without adjusting though.

I have a primus omnifuel himalaya model (pre-heat tube and all)

Yes 1000
(mamamia) - F
Unavailable on 12/28/2012 10:42:03 MST Print View

Looks like the adapter is not available on ebay anymore.

Ben H.
(bzhayes) - F

Locale: So. California
Re: Unavailable on 12/28/2012 11:47:06 MST Print View

yeah... I can't seem to find it anywhere. Probably a liability issue :(

James Landro
(justaddfuel) - F - M

Locale: MN
Re: Re: Kovea Adapter on 12/28/2012 11:51:36 MST Print View

I bought mine about 1.5 months ago. It comes and goes. I think it is shipped directly from the manufacturer in korea. Mine got here fast and is amazing quality. This is the seller http://myworld.ebay.com/chovin

Yes 1000
(mamamia) - F
No Kovea on 12/28/2012 13:10:36 MST Print View

There is no Kovea made adapter, the closest they have is something which weighs (35gms) and manufactured by some company called G Works.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/G-WORKS-LPG-MULTI-GAS-ADAPTER-35g-SUPER-LIGHTNESS-DURALUMIN-NEW-/130820030351?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e757b3f8f

James Landro
(justaddfuel) - F - M

Locale: MN
Re: No Kovea on 12/31/2012 06:55:53 MST Print View

Hi Yes, What I am telling you is that is not currently on sale on ebay. I had this same problem when I was looking for mine. After a week or two the seller I referenced above had them for sale again. You could always try messaging them. I would not trust an aluminum adapter like you posted because the propane threads are steel, I think it will strip easily. The kovea is steel.

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Kovea Adapter on 12/31/2012 08:40:02 MST Print View

That's the adapter I got, last Spring or so. Don't mess with that screw, high quality, very nice, great as a collectible on your desk too it you don't use it I would think. It won't work with my MSR Super Fly, but my other tiny canister stoves is fine. Not UL for sure, you could use that little thing as a weapon.
Duane

Miles Spathelf
(MilesS) - MLife
Re: Re: No Kovea on 12/31/2012 13:48:49 MST Print View

I would have to disagree about the aluminum adapter "easily" being stripped. I've used plastic connectors to lpg tanks (grills, heaters, campers, etc) for most of my life and I've never stripped any of those.

edit for spelling

Edited by MilesS on 12/31/2012 13:49:35 MST.

Yes 1000
(mamamia) - F
Interesting on 12/31/2012 16:50:45 MST Print View

The Original Kovea adapter was like 90gms of steel and the one selling the ebay site is 35gms and made of some sort for Aluminum alloy.

Now anyone can tell that Steel is stronger than Aluminum, but with everything from automobile engines to Gun parts (except the Barrel) being made from Aluminum I wonder if it will be still okay to use this adapter.

My plan is to use 1Lb propane bottles which can be purchased for less than $5 per pair from Walmart and use it for winter camping fuel where I anyways plan to drag everything in a sled. No hassles of liquid fuel and obviously cheaper than 4 season canister mix and some since there is more fuel one can make hot tea/cocoa/coffee any number of times which is the ultimate luxury in winter camping.

Hikin' Jim
(hikin_jim)

Locale: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Kovea Propane Adapter on 02/07/2013 20:12:07 MST Print View

FWIW, I have a review of the Kovea Propane Adapter on my blog.



Mine works fine, but there have been some reports of the pin on a stove not being long enough to depress the internal valve within the adapter. Sounds like Duane's is working OK though, and mine has had no problems.

I see it's still listed on Kovea's website.

HJ
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