Calor Lite - leakage/wastage

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  1. Steve928

    Steve928 Read Only Funster

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    We recently fitted 2 Calor Lite 6Kg. bottles.

    I've noticed that even with the vales cranked shut VERY tight, you get a build up of gas between the cylinder valve and the plastic blanking plug: when you unscrew the blanking plug you hear the gas escaping.

    Anyway, today I discovered that we've lost nearly 3/4 of a bottle of gas from the bottle connected to the pigtail, in 5 or 6 weeks. I'd shut the gas valve on the cylinder very tightly, in fact it took some opening..

    Has anyone else seen a similar problem?
     
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    Can't say I've had this problem.

    If the bottle is connected to the van via a pigtail there must be a leak somewhere other than the bottle tap for the gas to escape. I would think that you need to have the gas system checked throughout the van.

    Are you sure that the gas has escaped? If you are relying on the gauge on the bottle I have had a bottle where this was stuck and did not read the amount of gas in the bottle correctly.

    Lunarman
     
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    Hi Steve, Yes it do's happen, you need to get your supplier to conduct a le-by check on the cylinder, if the valve is found to be leaking it should be tagged and replaced.
     
  4. Steve928

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    Thanks to both.

    I was weighing the bottle, not relying on the gauge. I think it's just a case of not shutting the valve tightly enough - I've tested it has to bar tight. Then the regulator end of the pigtail seemed a bit loose so some was perhaps lost there once out of the cylinder.

    Anyway, filled back up now, and I'll keep a better eye on it.
     
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