Gas spanner - 25/27mm?

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  1. maz

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    Putting together a (very) basic toolkit for the soon-to-be-mine van, with gas spanner at the top of the list. Then I find that they come in 2 sizes - 25mm or 27mm. How do I know which I need? I'd thought they were all the same size. :Confused: Van will be using propane BTW.
     
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    one that fits:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Gas spanner

    Hi, as you are going to full time in your van, it may be a good idea to get refillable gas fitted. It costs about half the price to fill up from the petrol station. So 2 x 11kg would cost appron £20 to refill, but about £42 to buy refills. You can also get aluminum gas tanks fitted (which I have) as they are half the weight. Got them from Conrad Anderson at Birmingham on advice fom Bobandjane.

    Sue
     
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    unless you have plenty of room above and around your cylinders, a spanner is a pain in the ass.

    change your pigtail hose for one with a handwheel.

    Propane handwheel pigtail
     
  5. maz

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    Hi Sue - thanks for that. I've already started questioning whether I really want Calor bottles. I'm getting the van without any gas bottles - which would mean taking out an initial contract with Calor. The gas locker is designed to take 2 x 11kg bottles, but Calor don't do that size. The locker isn't big enough to take 2 x 13kg Calor bottles, just 1 x 13 kg and 1 x 6 kg. 6 kg refills seem very expensive in relation to 13 kg refills.

    I've been reading (a lot) about Gaslow and Alugas in these forums, and am still not sure about the legality/simplicity/safety of refilling them. A fitted tank seems to do away with most of these problems.
     
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    Well I thought as no one was going to tell you the size I would---but

    Just been outside to look at my 6Kg propane botttles and measure the spanner that lives in there with them and-----its 30mm
     
  7. maz

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    Oh no, it's even more complicated than I thought! :BigGrin:
     
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    So now you know - take 25, 27 and 30mm plus a few AF sizes and the odd Whitworth*, and you'll be able to dismantle a thread as long as this one.

    The basic rule with tool kits is that you have a large collection, including the thing for getting boy scouts out of horses hooves, but not incluidng the one you need.

    Answer: park near another funster.

    * Oh and BA to BF as well.
     
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    Maz

    I'm glad you asked the question... I was not aware there were different sizes, there you go....:Doh:

    Dissapointed with some of the replies on this thread...We all have to start somewhere...

    As always

    ShiftZZ
     
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    Hi Maz we use an adjustable :thumb: i.e. more than 1 use :thumb:
    terry
     
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    Metric or Imperial ? :Rofl1:
     
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    Can this be connected to the existing hose?

    ShiftZZ
     
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    i use an adjustable at the moment but looking into a changeover set up then you only need the spanner to remove the bottles
     
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    Yes an adjustable wrench is what we use too
    Wyn
     
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