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Old 05-20-2013, 11:33 PM
dale00 Male dale00 is offline
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ok have another question saw on u tube a guy had coleman lanterns on the wall hooked up to his propane it work if so what do i have to do?this would be cheaper than the other lights you buy cause you can find used coleman lanterns at almost any yard sale cheap.also how long will propane keep?
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:19 PM
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I can answer some of that in reverse order.

Propane will keep FOREVER.
Keep it cool in a can out of the weather. You protect the container, it will keep.

There is NO WAY propane lighting will be cheaper than other methods.
Propane is expensive now. ( I'd recomend LED's and/or candles)

You can run lines to hook up a stove, lights, heaters, or a generator.
There are fittings for that. "T"'s and lines, regulators, and connectors.
Available in RV shops or camping supply stores.

One more thing. Propane lights are HOT! If you need more heat in your place they will certainly add that. That is not something you would want in the summer. Maybe if you have money to burn in the winter, propane will give light and heat.
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Old 07-08-2013, 02:28 PM
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There is NO WAY propane lighting will be cheaper than other methods. Propane is expensive now. (I'd recomend LED's and/or candles)
Totally agree, propane lanterns are a horrible waste of burning dollar bills!

A small solar system with a good size 12 volt battery and LED lights will do wonders for light supply, and at little cost.

"Catholic" tall glass candles will run for 80-90 hours (which is weeks if just used for a few hours only per night) and cost a little more than a buck.
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