Gas Bbq Hose Length - Advice Please

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  1. ChrisMac

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    Going to purchase a cadac safari chef gas BBQ, gas locker is on the drivers side and hab. door on passengers side so that will be the sociable side. Is there a max/safe length of hose I can run from gas bottles if I want to use the BBQ round the sociable side e.g hose running under the MH to the BBQ??????
     
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    The amount of residue gas remaining in the hose after use could pose both a safety and wastage problem unless the BBQ point has a tap, mine doesn't as its has a bayonet type fitting. My fitting is supplied with gas from the fridge supply.
     
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    I run my cadac with a 5m hose with no problem. I had shorter initially but I wanted to site it on either side or behind the MH to get out the wind. I tried 10mm but 8mm was fine. Mine is a Bullfinch connector and I disconnect the hose from the cadac for storage.
     
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    The max length for a rubber gas hose is 2 mts.. but some retailers will sell as much as you want ..

    Personally I'd go with the first suggestion.. fit the BBQ point and use a 2mt hose.. .. a long trailing gas line is not the safest idea..
     
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    Just been talking about this with SWMBO and am going to get three mtrs so I can have it running from BBQ point and either have it under cover if raining and outside of the awning if fine. Wind problem? we put up a wind break round it.:D
     
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