Gas in Spain

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  1. Gromett

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    I am heading down to Spain (Zahora) on the 1st November. My plan was to get a Gaslow system installed. However I am running short of time and finances are not going to plan :Doh: again. I may have to miss out on the Gaslow system.

    What are my options for Gas in Spain? I have heard that you need a Spanish address to get get a Spanish bottle. This can be organised as I have a friend who lives not too far away but it would be better if I could avoid it....

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    Its not compulsory to have a Spanish address, The campsite your staying on should be sufficient to get a Spanish bottle. Gaslow is not a great deal of use in Spain as there are very few LPG stations. A Spanish bottle is the best option.
     
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    Go to one of the flea-market type car boot sales and you will pick up an empty Propane bottle for about 5 - 8 euros and then buy a bit of gas pipe and a regulator from a ferretereer.. (Dont think that is spelt right) DIY shop.. :thumb:

    And you will be able to swop the empty for a full one at most ferretereers or petrol stations.. :thumb:

    Then leave it with Penelopepitstop when you leave and I will buy it when we come down:Wink::thumb:
     
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    useful info.thanks

    I have a Truma bulkhead Regulator screwed to a copper 8mm pipe.
    Would a different "Pig tail" ( linking regulator to the bottle ) also work with my existing regulator.

    barry
     
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    In a word "No".. you would be trying to get the gas through two (2) regulators and that will not work...

    The first regulator would restrict the gas to the second and not open the valve or what ever is in a regulator..

    I may be wrong but I dont think I am.. :RollEyes:

    That`s if I have your question right..
     
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    yes , provided you buy a bottle connector that isn't a regulator .. it's a clip on connector , looks like a regulator but isn't...... they are available in Spanish hardware shops ..

    as already mentioned, I got an empty bottle from the campsite and exchanged at the local petrol station

    failing that you would need to use a bottle regulator and bypass the bulkhead one.. a BBQ point can be used ..
     
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    Ah... yes I forgot that aspect of doing it Jim.. thanks.. :thumb:
     
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    Been using Gaslow for our winters away for the past 6 years. We have always found somewhere to fill up.

    There have always been places to refill your Gaslow in France so do it before you leave.

    If going to Zahora there is one at Jerez which is only an hours drive.

    If coming down the coast via Barcelona there is a service area on the AP7, and a Repsol depot at Elche near Alicante.

    Look in maps on HERE there is one showing Autogas stations.
     
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    Reminds me of a certain person trying to do this at Majal a few years ago, he was also trying to connect a regulator to another regulator that he didn't realise he had, you know, the one that you had in your hand.
    JK
     
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    We filled our gaslow bottles before we left UK last year, when we got to Zahora we used mainly electric while on campsite, an electric ring is built in on our cooker, we bought chip fryer, so everyone could have decent chips (mainly Bryan), we hardly used any gas and came back with a whole bottle full, and that was after 13 weeks.
     
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    Jim

    just being thick here.......so this would fit ( screw ?) onto the spanish gas cylinder... the red top being the tap ? and the brass outlet is the same thread for a uk type pigtail ?

    thanks

    barry
     
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    yes, it's a clip on valve ,

    you would need a pigtail to match .. ie , one with the standard butane thread to fit the valve, and the other end to fit your regulator .

    give Gaslow a call, they will advise which pig tail you need
     
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    74 at the last count :Smile: See my map here:

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ms...ll=39.859155,-3.032227&spn=8.700665,14.128418

    I would think unless you intend to stay in one place for a long period, you will come across one of these stations in your travels without going out of your way.

    Ian
     
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    Thanks for reminding every body "John".... :Tongue1::Wink:

    That is why I wrote what I did... I thought that is what they wanted to do.. :Blush:

    I`m a quick learner..

    PS where you going this winter? be good to meet up.. :thumb:
     
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    Hi OM
    Due to lots of weddings, birthdays, Christmas New Year etc. and getting the house ready to sell/rent, will not get away until Feb/March, not looking forward to our first winter in the UK for 3 years.:cry:
    JK
     
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    We are off towards the middle Nov... not sure where .. having a spell at Zahora and ending up before we come back at the funsters do at the new Marjal..:BigGrin:

    Love to Trish..
     
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    Thanks for all the responses :BigGrin: Still not quite 100%.

    So I would need one of these
    http://www.gasproducts.co.uk/acatalog/Gaslow_Jumbo_Adaptor.html
    and one of these?
    http://www.gasproducts.co.uk/acatalog/Gaslow_450mm_Butane_S_Steel_Gas_Hose.html

    I currently have a propane regulator that fits directly to the bottle. But I have a bulkhead mounted 30mb regulator to fit once I have the gaslow system.
    Could I fit the regulator now and use the above with a spanish bottle (propane)?

    Thanks
     
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    Hi Olley, I didnt know there were so many now. Is this up to date. I know many closed down a few years ago and didnt realise they had started to open them up again. Thanks for that though.:thumb:
     
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