Gas Point

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  1. spider

    spider Read Only Funster

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    Hi, 1st post so hear goes with a daft question, can you use the BBQpoint to send gas up to main tank when on site, sorry will explain better, was/am going to sort out extender stay but ran out of time as we go for holls sat and wondered if this was poss/safe thanks dave
     
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    Doubt it as there will be a regulator in between BBQ point and tank

    Peter
     
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    thanks Peter,sounds about right never thought about reg, thank you again, dave:thumb::thumb:
     
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    yep !!!!

    obviously your BBQ point will be connected after the onboard regulator so the calor bottle will need a reg of its own.

    dont know if the onboard reg can be damaged by 'back feeding' it but if you turn off your LPG tank valve/tap it shouldnt back feed anyway.

    i saw this when Ash was fitting a gaslow system for a funster at Newark show a couple of weeks ago.
    the gaslow was empty (new) but a supply was needed at the time so a temp bottle was connected to the BBQ point..
     
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    Depends on how your gaspoint is fitted, on my old Rockwood it was on a T piece from the fridge feed,just inside the fridge outside door.
    I used this in Spain to feed off a Spanish gas bottle to save on my LPG.
    Switch off your LPG tank first and away you go.
    Gas is not bothered which way round it goes.
     
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    no expert

    Hi,
    Im no expert but in the hundreds of thousands of miles Ive driven on the internet searching for solutions to my problems (im stuck camping in my RV on my drive) before I can venture out, I have seen long stay solutions where people buy gas cylinders or (extended stay cylinders) and fix to their vehicle and it goes in and feeds the fridge and cooker and boiler, so Im guessing it must be possible, how? no idea but looking at extended stay as a thread or on google may get you similar q and a that you seek.

    but Im not even a juniour guru yet so listen to the other guys
     
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    Hi Harry ..

    The Extenda-stay is a T piece brass fitting which you install in the line between the LPG tank and the coach LPG regulator, it has a 60" length of high pressure hose that connects directly to any propane bottle without a bottle regulator.

    In the majority of RVs it is easy to install requiring no alterations to existing pipe work ..

    The Kit
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    http://www.abp-accessories.co.uk/productindi.php?id=409
     
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    Thanks for that nugget Jim.

    i wondered what the hose in the LPG locker was really for as the previous owner said it was a BBQ connection hose which fitted BETWEEN the tank and reg.

    that would mean the BBQ could be used as a temporary crematorium...no pressure regulation at all.:Eeek:
     
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    The extendastay in Jim's pic has a BBQ take off as well as gas feed in ie it can be used for either BUT (BIG LETTERS FOR A REASON) THE BBQ FEED IS UNREGULATED SO EXTERNAL REG ON BBQ REQUIRED.


    I fitted one last xmas, still haven't used it as an extenda stay or got the BBQ hose. Haven't used the extenda side as the bloomin hose leaked when I fitted and as new figured safer to have it replaced than start with the 'jubilee' clips:Doh:
     
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    Hi John

    yank barbies run on unregulated pressure .. or so I have been told

    so do not connect direct to the Cadac :Laughing:
     
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    dont need to now Jim, recently fitted a Bullfinch BBQ point...after the regulator :thumb:
     
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    definately sounds a bit iffy to me......a bit like putting an RCD at the socket, not at the fusebox.

    the consequencies of the BBQ hose getting accidently damaged/cut while in use dont bear thinking about.:Eeek:
     
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    Yup, though there are widets in the extenda stay to cut the flow if there is no resistance (an appliance) on the line, ie full flow.
     
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