Gas through BBQ point

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  1. klaus Knaus

    klaus Knaus Read Only Funster

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    We've noticed some vans seemingly hooking up a Spanish gas cylinder via their external BBQ point. Is this easy / safe ? Any snags to be aware of??
     
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    Perfectly normal but you MUST use a regulator.
     
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    As long as you have a regulator on the bottle then no problem. But there will be some who disagree.
     
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    Thanks for the swift replies. I assume the on-board cylinders have to be turned off?
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    The regulator should stop any gas getting into the empty bottle's but there's no reason not to turn the bottles off.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Don't drive away with the bottle still connected.. :LOL:

    you may laugh.. but I've seen a lot silly things done.. :ROFLMAO:
     
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    No you shouldn't do it. Its not the way the van was designed to be used and would breach the gas regs. You will probably find if you have a fire the insurance company will just walk away.
     
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    If you are running Butane at present you can unscrew the clip on UK adaptor, Buy a Spanish "Jumbo adaptor"... NOTE THIS IS NOT A REGULATOR..
    Then use this and it will go through your bulkhead regulator thats already fitted to the van.. If your locker is big enough then you can stow the spanish bottle in there... SAM_0962.JPG
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    We've got an empty Cepsa propane bottle which we intend to take to Spain with us. It fits in our locker alongside the Calor bottle. Can this be fitted in the same way?
    many thanks
    chris
     
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    Can you show me what gas reg it breaches.
     
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    Yes...
    If you are using Butane (blue) then its just a simple change of the clip on UK to the Clip on Jumbo adaptor.
    If you have Propane then you will have to buy a new butane "pigtail" and this will connect to your bulkhead regulator.
    You can get an adaptor in UK off ebay or several leisure outlets or wait until you get to Spain.
     
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    If you do this wont you have to get a barbecue fitting to connect and if you only have one connector then you cant use your barby ??
     
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    correct.. but without gas you can't use anything .. barbie included..
     
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    Thanks for your views everyone
     
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    I've seen this method used by a recognised NCC and SWIFT group mobile caravan engineer who is also a funster.

    The customer was having Gaslow system installed at one of the shows, and as there was no autogas suppier to fill the new bottles on site the existing calo gas bottle was fed into the system via the BBQ outlet.

    If this contravened any regulations i dont think the installer would risk their accreditation to the NCC or Swift by undertaking such an installation.
     
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    It's low pressure and can't possible make any difference which direction the gas goes through a BBQ point
     
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    And therein lies the danger, already been said many times but YOU MUST USE A REGULATOR.

    That Spanish jumbo adaptor is an easy trap to fall into.
     
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    I haven't got a barbecue outlet so I'm no expert, but one thing concerns me. I thought that the barbecue outlet had a valve built into it such that when you disconnected the hose the gas would shut off?

    If you are using the barbecue connection to feed gas into the van and you inadvertently disconnect with the cylinder valve open, or should it just fall out, you will end up with the dreaded hissy snaky hose emitting an explosive gas.

    As I said I have no actual experience of a barbecue outlet, I'm just going by what I thought.

    Cheers,

    David.
     
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    You wont have a snaky hose with only 30mb coming out.
     
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