Dirty / contaminated gas

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  1. DavidG58

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    I have been watching a few threads regarding refillable gas supplies and appear to have noticed a few problems with fridges mainly not working properly, particularly when abroad, then also noticed that I think all of them were using refillable gas bottles

    is it just a coincidence or is the LPG sold across the channel poorer quality?

    I was being swayed towards refillable bottles, but ......
     
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    It's extra but it's only a spanner job David, no different to changing a bottle.
    Much easier with a tank as you only need one but if you have twin bottles you'd need one on each unless you want to start swapping hoses around which defeats the object.
     
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    Spain & Morocco appear to have poor quality from reports with France follow up behind.
    As Andy says fit a filter, also leave the UK with full tanks to minimize use of dirty gas.

    Don't know if the exchange bottles are any better maybe it shows up more with re-fillable's as they tend to be the higher users.
     
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    Is there a filter that can be fitted post reg in rubber hose? I have been feeding in maroc gas through BBQ point for 3 months.

    Now the burner in the fridge has packed up. I've got an appointment with Thetford agent in Cadiz in 10 days time. I would however like to avoid it in the future. Underslung tanks already have a filter. (I think!)

    Dick
     
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    Sounds like the exchange bottles are just as bad.

    You should be able to fit one of the gas-it filters before the regulator using adaptors, assuming the bottle is a screw fitting not clip on.
     
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    The OP was considering whether to fit refillables.. ... I showed the latest Gaslow bottle, so unless he buys second hand, that is what he would be supplied with

    I can't answer the other questions, they need to addressed to Gaslow ..

    EDIT

    I have emailed Gaslow with these two questions.. will post when they reply
     
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    All LPG has what is called "ends" in it. This is what people call dirty gas. Its always there and doesn't usually cause a problem. What you should do when your van stops is let the gas settle before drawing it off, this lets the ends settle.
     
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    You can sbuy ether type of bottle from Gaslow the R67 is
    But a lot of us run with the gas on all the time, would the 15min the fridge takes to switch over to gas be enough?
     
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    correct .. I should have said that in my first post ...

    @DavidG58 .. please be aware my first post only applies to the The NEW Gaslow R67 Cylinder
     
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    Interesting post. I use Gaslow cylinders which were new n 2008 so they are now in their seventh year. I haven't heard of dirty or contaminated gas before and haven't had any problems. We travel with the gas on all the time so the Truma boiler cuts in now and again for heating and got water, particularly in the winter months. True the fridge doesn't come on for at least 15 minutes after the ignition is turned off so perhaps thats long enough. Either way I haven't had any problems, perhaps Ive been lucky. I will watch this thread with interest.
     
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    They are supposed to work well but a bit expensive when you need two of them compared to Gas-it at 25 quid each, also filters replacements are 30 quid compared to 5 or 11 (depending on type) for the Gas-it ones. The Gas-it one that has the 11 quid filter has a metal sintered filter which can be cleaned and doesn't need replacing every year.
     
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    Reply from Gaslow

    Hi James

    Many thanks for your email. The filter in the R67 cylinders is a bronze filter that is self - cleaning and requires no maintenance for the life of the cylinder. When you fill the cylinder the intake of liquid gas will wash the filter off to remove any deposits. The filter was put within the cylinder so that you would require no other filtration within your gas supply line.


    Regards


    Martin Kennett
     
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    Doesn't sound like a very good idea, each time you fill up you wash the crap back into the cylinder, also as the inlet & outlet are separate sounds like it's relying on the gas swirling around in the cylinder to knock the muck off the filter.
     
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    Frankly, I was quite satisfied with the answer.. but I am only the messenger.. why don't you contact Gaslow with your questions and concerns ?


    Martin Kennett
    Gaslow International Ltd

    Tel: 0845 4000 600
    Fax: 0845 4000 700
    Mobile: 07467 220050
    Sales@gaslow.co.uk
     
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    Maybe the sooting is caused by a bad burning flame rather than 'dirty LPG' ????---------if you can see the flame , what colour is it??
     
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