How to Connect a Coleman to a Bulk Tank

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How to Connect a Coleman to a Bulk Tank
This typical bulk propane tank can be used to fuel some Coleman appliances with the proper adaptor and hose. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Some Coleman portable gas appliances can be connected to bulk propane tanks instead of smaller Coleman disposable tanks. However, the right adaptor must be used, and not all Coleman appliances are designed to withstand the higher pressure of the bulk fuel tanks. Only the presently available or recently superseded official Coleman bulk tank adaptor and Coleman hose should be used. Alternately, Coleman offers a hose to which a bulk tank adaptor has been attached on one end, with a Coleman fitting on the other.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Coleman bulk tank adaptor model number 2000005188 or previous bulk tank adaptor model 5410B790T Coleman 8ft pressure hose 2000005042
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Alternately: Coleman 5ft high-pressure propane hose and adaptor model number 2000005062

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Instructions

    Adaptor and Separate Hose

  1. 1

    Fasten the bulk tank adaptor to the bulk tank. This is done by inserting the thinner end of the adaptor into the threaded sleeve of the bulk tank nozzle by hand. Then tighten the connection by using a wrench around the flat surface of the adaptor as necessary until you have achieved a tight fit. If using the older model of adaptor, use the attached wheel to tighten the connection to the bulk tank by hand.

  2. 2

    Fasten the sleeve end of the hose to the bulk tank adaptor. Tighten by hand or use a wrench as necessary.

  3. 3

    Insert the threaded end of the hose into the regulator of the appliance. Tighten the connection as per appliance instructions, either by hand or with a wrench.

  4. 4

    Open the bulk tank valve. Adjust the regulator in order to have sufficient gas flow to ignite the appliance flame as instructed for each appliance.

    Using the Adapter Hose

  1. 1

    Fasten the exposed threaded end of the hose to the bulk tank. Tighten it securely using the wheel attached to this adaptor end.

  2. 2

    Insert the other end of the hose into the appliance regulator. Tighten the connection as per appliance instructions, either by hand or with a wrench.

  3. 3

    Open the bulk tank valve. Adjust the regulator in order to have sufficient gas flow to ignite the appliance flame as instructed for each appliance.

Tips and warnings

  • The adaptor and hose are recommended when longer distances are needed between tank and appliance, as the separate hose is 8 feet long as opposed to the 5-foot long adaptor hose.
  • The older model of adaptor is considered safe and effective. It has just been redesigned for convenience and compactness.
  • You should not connect any Coleman appliance to a bulk tank if it is marked with a warning not to do so. Such appliances are not made to withstand the pressure of fuel being dispensed from a bulk tank.

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