Gas level indicator

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  1. bobandjanie

    bobandjanie Funster Life Member

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    Looks good.

    I guess it must be some form of ultrasonic sonar type device. Should work since it's not on a nuclear submarine.

    Where from, how much ?

    PS Just seen £150 to £300. Ouch.
     
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    bobandjanie Funster Life Member

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    Hi Brian, yes would be nice if they did work,:Smile: maybe in a couple of years all the Germans will have them and they will get a bit cheaper.:Wink: :Smile: Bob.
     
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    I know I'm still new to all of this but surely if you have two bottles then the only indicator you need is when the flames go out?

    This is just another gadget isn't it?
     
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    I was looking at gauges at the NEC and spoke to Calor at the show and the words of the wise man at calor was this...

    "Don't waste your money none are accurate"

    The new Calor light bottles come with a Gauge on the bottle and are £2 a refill more but are also alot lighter so i am going with that next fill up..

    http://www.caravanning-online.co.uk/CalorLite/further-information.htm

    Craig
     
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    Absolutely correct

    That's because what they peddle as level gauges are none of the sort ..

    They are either pressure gauges ( the clue is in the name, ) or stick on strips with temperature sensitive crystals that change colour and show the liquid gas level... but only work when there is a high take off of gas, they don't work when the bottle is not in use.

    These types do work ..

    * Ultra sonic level transmitter.
    These are common on oil and gas refineries.. never seen one fitted to a van ..probably due to cost.

    * A float magnetically connected to a local gauge which also has connections for a panel mounted gauge.
    Usually fitted to LPG tanks and I believe the later model Gaslow bottle

    * A set of electronic scales which the bottle sits on, with a transmitter to a panel gauge.


    Personally I wouldn't bother.. as already said.. when the light goes out it's time to change over bottles.
     
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    I get a pretty good idea of the gas level by looking at the condensation on the bottle----this works better when you have drawn off a bit (to make the liquid in the bottle cooler) and outside is a little humid (quite common with our climate)-----I find mornings, after the heating has run for a while is best,
    Nigel
     
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    This looks like the same system as fitted as standard on the Hymer S820.
    I found this worked quite well, most of the time.

    Soundman
     
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