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  1. gpz

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    if i have 2 gasit bottles connected together and only one has a gauge on it will the gauge show the content in both bottles obviously both bottles will have to be turned on any help appreciated and do members run with both bottles on i know when you need to fill up it will be twice as expensive
     
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    Not quite sure that I understand that, but a gauge in one bottle will not tell you what is in the other one... Most people run one bottle open and one shut, changing over and thinking about refilling when the open bottle is empty.
     
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    I found with my gauges they don't really show me what's in one bottle. One showed empty, it was two months before it run out. I only ever have one bottle open at a time.
     
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    Have got bottles with gauges that actually work (R67 - Prakto bottles - cheaper than the Gaslow equivalent), though you need to be a contortionist to actually read them sometimes
     
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    sorry if ive not explained myself very well i have chance to buy a gasit bottle cheap but it has no gauge on it so ithought if i had both valves open pressure would equalise and show a combined pressure in both bottles i may be wrong usually am
     
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    You would think so.. Personally I have no idea but in theory that is how it should work..
     
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    The pressure gauge reads the vapour pressure which remains constant until all the liquid has gone........
     
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    I wouldn't think so as I'm sure the value only lets gas in not out so it couldn't equalise between the two cyclinders
     
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    I run with both open we just top up when we get fuel and les than a mile from us theirs a gas place
    gaslow the best investment ever in our van
     
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    I have the Gasit auto change over valve fitted which also indicates bottle contents. I always have one bottle shut off and when the gas runs out, I change over manually then think about a refill, so never actually use the gauge, works for me.
     
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    The gauge on 1 bottle only show that bottle, not the other one. you can buy gauges from gas it.
    Phil
     
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    The gasit gauge not accurate anyway. How about running the one without gauge till empty, then turning on one with gauge..... Then look for a LPG station
     
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    Don't know the real answer to this but would have thought if the bottles are joined together ,they will empty together so the same amount of gas will be in both bottles so if the gauge says one is half empty so will be the other one
     
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    Btw , the gauges only clip on so couldn't you just take the gauge off one and clip it on the other,
     
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    That's correct - it's simply a pressure gauge & won't show any change until almost all liquid has been used - in other words no change in reading until the vapour pressure drops. The latest Gaslow cylinders have true level gauges, worked from a float in the cylinder, that will give a sensible indication of liquid level.
     
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    The gauges do not work on pressure and never have AFAIK. They attempt to measure the level of the liquid petroleum gas (LPG), which is what is actually in your bottles. I say attempt because they are not very accurate.
     
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    Pressure gauges do work on pressure. The GASLOW clip on gauges work on a float that measures sort of between 30% and zero or something. If you have an R67 bottle then it has an accurate gauge
     
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    The gauge in the picture above is a pressure gauge. Any gauge fitted to an older Gaslow bottle (the ones with valve guards / big handles) is a pressure gauge. Later Gaslow bottles have a level gauge fitted as standard.
     
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    thanks for all the replys ive taken it all on board on another note has anybody got a gas it plus bottle as they seem to have a different gauge in them one that is straight into the bottle top just wondered if they are any better
     
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