The World’s Most Amazing Propane Tank - Finally!

By thinkoutsidethecircle

The Lite Cylinder - Transparent Propane TankThe Lite Cylinder - Transparent Propane TankWell, the 4th of July has come and gone. I don’t know about you, but my long weekend involved grilling, more grilling and a trip to the local boat store for a fill-up on the propane. You see, propane is one of those thing you just don’t get to see. Until now.

It’s called the Lite Cylinder , and thanks to this truly obvious, and in turn wonderfully inventive new type of Propane tank, now you can simply look inside it to see how much propane you have left. The magic that enables this to be a reality is a composite material that has found its way from aerospace to your own backyard.

And here’s another nice little bonus. Because the tank isn’t made of steel it’s 30% lighter, corrosion-free and available in all sorts of colors.
Click here to read more about the Lite Cylinder . They retail for about $85 bucks.

Jul 9, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

That's Clever!

Unexpectedly running out of propane was always a pane in the gas, but now the gas has a window pane.

This could be an explosive break-through!

Jul 9, 2006
by Michelle
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Great Find

I think this is a really great find. Amazing really that it took this long.

I want to get the word out about this invention.

Who uses propane tanks? Obviously BBQers, but do trailer homes or RVs use them?

If anyone knows of a website that would be interested in this product, please let me know or please let them know.


Michelle Team

Jul 10, 2006
by bottleslingguy
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I think it would be worth

I think it would be worth the extra couple bucks just to watch the liquid propane slosh around.

Bottle Sling - Invention Gallery .

Sep 14, 2006
by danny (not verified)

Propane uses

Michelle, people use propane for BBQ's and all that jazz but some people live in very remote areas and they rely on propane for cooking, drying clothes, and heating mainly. I use to change these huge propane tanks when I lived and worked at a lodge in SE Alaska. It would have been awesome to know when tanks were running low so clients didn't have a cold water surprise shower in the morning! Tank shipments came in on barges once in a while so we had to make sure we didn't run out.