Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
TiNK3R

20# tank, questions...

Recommended Posts

Hello

I'm going to be buying a 20# propane tank for my Big Buddy. I had a few questions (probably common sense... sry!) that would help out a ton smile

1. Where would I purchase one? Cost?

2. Refilling? Do I swap out or buy new? Where?

3. Transportation... any tricks/mods for these guys? Do they fit in a 5gal bucket or in a milk crate for ease?

4. Quick connect hose for the big buddy, where would I find one of these bad boys?

Thanks a ton!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

will you can get one at wallmart for about 20 ...then you have to fill it ....20 or you can to go gas station and get used filled one for like 45 or so

i refill my buddy refills my tanks then ... then i do the swap thing ever cupple years once my tank gets a little rusty .....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1. You can purchase them at big box stores (home improvement and outdoor stores) $40 - $45

2. I suggest just refilling, swapping is around $32 and filling is $17

3. I believe they fit in milk crates

4. I am not sure about this one but I would check gander, fleet, or anywhere that sells big buddy heaters

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

and transportation i pick it up and carry it ....they have a hadle right in the top and i DO NOT disconnect it from the big buddy i got the 12 foot hose and once you disconnect it it can take a little while to get the buddy going agin it always lights just takes a little bit of time the hose you should be able to get where you got your buddy and get a little longer one then you think you need .......trust me lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1. Sams club had the cheapest price this past summer. Any place that sells grill will have them

2. If you buy a new tank than refill is the best option. Tanks expire 12 years after the manufacture date so you're good for the next twelve years. Typically refilling will be a little cheaper as well.

3. Milk crates work good. They are required to be secured in the upright position at all times.

4. Found mine at Sportmans wharehouse. Just about any place that carries Mr. Heater has them now. Part #F271803 - 12 ft Quick Connect Hose with inline regulator. I have had both and prefer the quick connect!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1. Fleetfarm for around $25.00

2. Just refill at any gas station that has propane. ( You will see the big propane tank close by)

3.Milk crates work great so they don't tip over.

4.If you buy a quick connect hose get the low pressure so you will not need a filter and if they only have the high pressure make sure to get a filter. They will have them at Fleetfarm or most hardware/sporting goods stores.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1. Where would I purchase one? Cost? .... i use my gas grill tank.

Refilling? Do I swap out or buy new? Where?.....have to find a propane station. i go to one in town cost around $15 to refill. some places to swap empty for full. think to buy one its around 40 bucks at first?(never done it that way so not sure)

Transportation... any tricks/mods for these guys? Do they fit in a 5gal bucket or in a milk crate for ease?...... i have a modded portable so i have a spot for it in tub....but i would think it would fit into milk crate???

4. Quick connect hose for the big buddy, where would I find one of these bad boys?......anywhere that sells big buddy heater usually has accesseries for it...fleetfarm, gander, L&M (iron range store) hardware store?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

airjer you type way faster then me grin The hose airjer mentioned ( Part #F271803 - 12 ft Quick Connect Hose with inline regulator. ) is the one to get because you don't need the filter and with my Big Buddy it works much better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

-looked at FF the other day 39.99, i think, picked one up at sams for 27.99. Pick up the low pressure hose or a filter like mentioned earlier or your buddy will turn into a fireball eventually.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sams is where I've found the best price on the tanks. I also use the low pressure hose with the regulator on it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this