Gaslow Leak

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  1. M&A

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    Hi All,

    I went to refill my GasLow cylinders for the first time yesterday and I seem to have a leak in the flexible pipe from the external filler cap to the bottle. It appears to be coming from where the flexible hose fits into a solid steel sleeve which in turn goes into the nut attaching it to the cylinder.

    Are these repairable or should I get a new hose fitted?

    Many thanks
    Martin
     
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    New hose!
     
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    Not repairable.. buy a new one ..

    it may be worth while examining the other hoses while you are at it
     
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    Thought that might be the case (and the safest option!) - thanks for your responses, just need to find somewhere to get a new hose from now... Gaslow website isn't much help!
     
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    How old are the hoses? Are you sure that the hoses are attached firmly to the bottles etc?
     
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    Yeah, definitely the hose, I checked the connection but it's coming out of the place where the solid metal sleeve fits over the braided steel hose. The hose can't be that old, the van is a 2008 although I've only had it a couple of months.
     
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    I guess you mean like this? (not a fill hose) If it's a Gaslow hose it will be dated along the outer sheath and if in date Gaslow will replace it free
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    Andy,

    That's exactly where it's leaking, I'll check the hose for a date this evening.

    Thanks for the advice, I would have just bought a new one and wasted £30 or £40.

    Martin
     
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    Same happened to us in Portugal. Had to get an emergency one from a gas fitter. We would have kept the hose if we knew that they replaced them. It was under 6 months old.
     
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    Andy that is interesting, I went for Gasit and their rubber hoses partly on your recommendation, although price was a motivator too, are the rubber hoses less susceptible to this apparent semi-regular problem on the stainless Gaslow product?
    Michael
     
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    The one in my picture was brand new out of the bag and it's only the low pressure one.
    I don't think their QC is up to scratch but they don't quibble about replacing it although it will cost you postage. I changed mine at one of the shows back then.
    Rubber hoses need changing more frequently on the low pressure side 5yrs I believe.
     
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