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Leaking MAPP Canister

ATXATX Posts: 98
edited 7:44PM in EggHead Forum
Hey y'all. Think I may have a problem here. I think I have a leaky canister of MAPP gas. I can hear it whooshing out slowly even after disconnecting the Benzo 8000. I know MAPP gas is toxic so what the hell do I do with this thing? It's on my porch now & No the wife won't let me use it as a grenade.
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  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    leave it oput there until it stops and them dispose of it properly...


    go buy a new one or take thast one back to where you bought it and get them to replace it... it should be ready for transport by the time you get home from work


    HTH

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

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  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,168
    No the wife won't let me use it as a grenade.

    there went my idea.
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  • ATXATX Posts: 98
    Thanks B. Now "dispose of it properly", what exactly does that entail? I don't want to just chuck it in the trash. I live in Austin TX and it's HOT out this time of year. Last thing I need is my trash can exploding.
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  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    i would think that if there is a leak you could just wait until it goes down and then just plug it up to your apparatas and hit the button (i have a ts 8000) and if no fire take it back and try to get youe 3 bucks back and buy a new one... if that does not work the politically correct answer is to take it to your local recycling place... me???? i chunk them :blush: and it gets pretty hot here also... we just got some rain i have only cut my grass 4 times this summer :pinch:

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

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  • HaggisHaggis Posts: 998
    I had the same problem with a slightly old propane canister. My solution was to reattach the nozzle and use the valve to keep it off. In fact I used the nozzle for my MAPP canister and have been using it to light my Egg for several months now.
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  • ATXATX Posts: 98
    Cool, I'll just leave it outside overnight and check on it in the morning. Thanks again.
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  • ATXATX Posts: 98
    So you just leave the nozzle mechanism attached to the canister at all times?
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  • Beanie-BeanBeanie-Bean Posts: 3,092
    That's what I do. Just leave it attached until it runs out. Every now and then, I'll run a q-tip in the little hole at the beginning part of the nozzle to clean out the greasy/oily residue.
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  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    i leave mine attached also... i also leave it outside shine or that wet stuff ;)

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

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  • I have an 8000. Keep it attached all the time. I do shut of the valve & turn the lock on the switch.
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  • tach18ktach18k Posts: 1,607
    Yea leave the nozzle attached, if it makes you feel better, light the torch and lock it in place and it the sucker burn itself out.
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