Gaslow - is this normal?

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  1. Langtoftlad

    Langtoftlad Funster Life Member

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    Been to refill what seemed to be an empty cylinder so should be 20+ litres
    First 7litres whoosh in... then I'm hanging on the fill button for ages as the gas seeps in, 0.1 of a litre per sec...
    Got cold & bored & got to 15 litres but never got to cutoff...
    Is this normal?
    Why so slow?

    Perhaps I should just be glad I don't seem to use much...
     
  2. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Yep it is full!
     
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    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Err on second thoughts, if full it should cut off! When filling ours it comes to a crawl then stops would never get that much more in!
     
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    Never got more than 15 litres in yet.
     
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    Mike, I get 12 Lts in my empty 6 lt cylinder so assume a 12 Lts Cylinder will take 24 lts when empty. !!
     
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    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    I think there is a mix up between kgs and ltrs!
    A 6kg tank will take approx 12 ltrs
     
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    Pump supply tank empty?
     
  8. maxi77

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    Have had the same before, faulty pump, went to another station and filled up with no problems
     
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    Differ to everyone else ... mine virtually slowed to a standstill but kept filling for ages.... I panicked in the end and stopped pushing button
    I had visions of the top blowing off and me owning ghe first flying motorhome.

    I was still delighted how much cheaper it is.
     
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    No. Definite THUD STOP every time.
     
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