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What this post is NOT: This post is not promotion or propagation of cartridge refilling. I do NOT promote cartridge refilling and I do not do it myself. I do NOT claim it is a safe practice. Safety warning! Cartridge refilling is not safe even when you are careful. It used to be quite common around here in the past decades (say 1990s and 2000s) because the ...


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You almost certainly won't be able to find propane/butane/isobutane mixes for refilling. I'm pretty sure you'll only find pure propane and the backpacking LPG stoves are made to be the most efficient with these mixes. You could have worse boil times and less consistent pressure, unless you're using a regulated stove valve. Pure propane will actually work to ...


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I'll focus on your final statement "So this question is purely environmental". As such my answer will be purely environmental and not on safety which I am unqualified to answer. If you are refilling you are still buying other canisters/containers to refill the original canister with. So you aren't going from X material to 0 material but rather from ...


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The basic problem with refilling such fuel containers is that they absolutely must not actually be filled. A "full" cylinder is not full, there's a certain amount of unused volume. Remember, most things expand as they get warmer--and that includes the fuel in those cylinders. If there isn't space for it to expand the best possible outcome is for ...


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