Filling up with LPG

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  1. barsteward

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    May seem obvious to all you who know.
    Just finished fitting a Gas-It twin bottle system so now need to try it, do you turn the gas bottles off when filling.... open them or doesn't it mater.
    It's the Auto change over system by the way.

    Thanks in advance
    Les
     
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    Les - turn the bottle valve open or it won't go in!
    When I had an LPG tank (on an RV) turned the fill valve open - but shut off the feed to the van. Assume it will be the same on a bottle system.

    See ya tomorrow!!!
     
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    We turn ours off as per instructions , but to be honest don't see it makes much difference but if your bottles are empty anyway no big deal turning them off
    theres no valve tap on the inlet side
     
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    Sorry Dave but that is wrong. The bottle does not have an isolation valve on the filler (it is straight in through a non return valve). The bottle valve should be turned OFF for filling.
     
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    Turn bottle off for filling to prevent any excess filling pressure from damaging the regulator etc.
     
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    deleted wrong link
     
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    Did it not come with instructions/fitting/filling guides?

    Where will you be able to fill bottles? I think perhaps this system is different to Autogas and GASLOW bottles which are in effect tanks and have 80% cut off to allow for expansion of the gas and can be filled at Autogas points
    Gaslow bottles should be turned off to fill
    Onboard fridge should be turned off when filling
    If you overfill bottles it is my understanding that this is posibly dangerous when lighting gas rings stove etc
    Someone may correct me with the above?
     
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    Apologies for my wrong advice.
    Assumed it wouldn't fill if bottle was shut off!!!
    Obviously different to a tank :imoutahere:
     
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    Right Barsteward from a local lad, turn both bottles OFF get in driving seat and go to Rosegrove, connect to gas hose at pump, pulling trigger to lock point, press and HOLD button on pump until it stops, disconnect gun not jumping when it hisses, pay at shop and then drive back to Walsden----- job done
     
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    Oh I forgot to say, pick up wife and head down to here in the Algarve as it is so much warmer than Tod. Area and gas is sooo much cheaper
     
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    What size bottles did you get Les?

    Pay attention to this!

    IMPORTANT: FIRST FILLING ONLY. In some rare instances it is possible that on the FIRST FILL ONLY, the 80% shutoff
    may fail to activate. It is therefore IMPORTANT to pay attention when filling for the first time.
    When using the 11kg cylinder - ensure your maximum fill is no more than 22.5litres. With a 6Kg cylinder - the maximum should be
    12litres. If you are using a system employing 2 cylinders which are filled together, add the maximum volumes for the cylinders
    together. e.g. If you are using two 11Kg cylinders - your maximum fill should be no more than 45litres. If you are using an 11Kg
    and a 6Kg cylinder then your maximum would be no more than 34.5litres. Two 6Kg cylinders would be 24litres
     
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    Good advice above from Andy. I always watch how much is going in if I know I have one bottle to fill I know roughly when it should could out and wait with anticipation.
     
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    You'll find the bottles have a float valve stopping the fill at about 80% so overfill is not a problem. The gauge is fairly rubbish as in the red there is still a third left. Otherwise it's the mutts nuts.(y)
     
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    I have filled our both open and closed never had a problem :whistle:
     
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    Yup that's fine but when giving facts it is best to deliver the manufacturers advice :LOL:
     
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    Yeah we never bother about filling till it's well in the red
     
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    Thanks guys for your quick responses, as usual. Got the drift now so will nip out in an hr and fill up just this min finished fitting the second battery... In the dark so catch up later.
    Thanks again:cheers:
    Les
     
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    I have 2 large bottles I uesualy fill up and leave on open one closed when the first runs off I use other for a few days then fill up again as soon as possible
    I hate running out of gas
     
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    We have found that when it says empty it's about half full by filling up and noting how many lts go in
     
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