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Propane Storage Bag
Recently we were moored in Hospital Cove at
Angel Island. After BBQ'ing dinner with my new BBQ, I
unscrewed the propane canister and started to put it in the
cockpit locker. In the fading light I noticed a haze
around the top of the canister. I held it up to the
light and shook the canister but I could still see a haze.
I put my finger over the top of the canister and the haze
disappeared. In a few seconds I could
feel slight pressure on my finger - the canister was leaking.
Apparently the canister valve had not reseated after
unscrewing from the BBQ. If I had put the canister in the
locker the fumes might have leaked below and filled the
bilges. Now I store the canisters topside in a net
bag (Jerry & Carroll
McDaniel - Andromeda #928).
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