Gassed up, but no gas ?

Discussion in 'The Beginner' started by BusyBuilder, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. BusyBuilder

    BusyBuilder Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2016
    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    89
    Location:
    Cromarty
    We've finally managed to fill the new LPG bottle, it took about 20 litres. The fill guage on the bottle did not register any gas in the cylinder for a good 30 minutes, is this normal on first fill ?

    Then we opened the tap on the bottle, turned on the regulator tap on the Hymer, and tried to light the gas hob but no gas.

    Any ideas ? This is this first time for us and believe me I was terrified filling up with gas and using it for the first time.

    I've looked in the Hymer book, but nothing about any other isolator taps except under the hob in the drawer.

    Just one other thing, we don't have a Hymer Control Panel fitted yet as it's away for repair to Shaudt in Germany, will this be the reason we have no gas ?
     
  2. Theonlysue

    Theonlysue Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Messages:
    2,954
    Likes Received:
    2,827
    Location:
    Essex
    Have you switched the bottles on?
     
  3. wingman

    wingman Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2013
    Messages:
    971
    Likes Received:
    2,362
    Location:
    Romford, Essex
    On some appliances, you have to hold the knob appropriate to the burner you're trying to light on the hob IN. Then activate the igniter (or use a wand or match) and then slowly let the knob out.

    It's the same when you operate the fridge on gas (apart from striking a match of course :D)

    Try that,
    Hope this helps
    James
     
  4. Jimbohorlicks

    Jimbohorlicks Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2012
    Messages:
    640
    Likes Received:
    822
    Location:
    Cheshire
    As i recall there is another isolator control knob that is situated over the cooker , if yours is a rear kitchen area layout. There is a bank of knobs , one for cooker one foe the fridge one for the boiler etc. if you have not used your van before they may have been switch to the off position by the previous owner. it may also be a good idea to let everyone know what kind of gas bottle you have just filled up. is gaslow .gasit etc
     
  5. Techno

    Techno Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Messages:
    13,857
    Likes Received:
    14,508
    Location:
    Leeds the one up North
    It is a published fact by Gaslow that the fill indicator can stick on the first fill and nothing to worry about
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
    • Useful Useful x 1
  6. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,237
    Likes Received:
    34,449
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    Same with Alugas.
     
  7. emmitdb

    emmitdb Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2009
    Messages:
    1,610
    Likes Received:
    1,516
    Location:
    Cornwall
    And, just for good measure, noting that you have a Hymer (German)
    On our Hobby there is a further 'Push' button on the Regulator that is fitted in your Gas Box.
    I assume??? you know about this button that you have to keep pushed in for five secs. before the gas will flow.
     
  8. BusyBuilder

    BusyBuilder Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2016
    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    89
    Location:
    Cromarty
    Sorted, after I went back to van the gas was flowing at the hob (when I switched it on obviously), perhaps it needs time to work its way through ?
    Bottle system is from Autogas, Thirsk, same as Gas-it I think.

    i have one LPG 11kg bottle and also a 6KG Calorgas bottle, my pig tail pipe has a red screw type connector so Autogas gave me a POL connector for the LPG bottle so I can do quick swap over if we run out of LPG.

    After reading about lack of LPG in some places I thought that was the best way forwards. Some garages up here in the Highlands (Gleaner) are a bit hit and miss with the service, my 2 local ones have dodgy pumps which either work or don't depending if there is an R in the month.
    So it's taken me about 2 weeks of messing about trying to fill up with LPG, being the first time I was already worried about getting the pipes and connectors tight and correctly fitted without having to cope with dodgy pumps squirting LPG at me whilst trying to fill my tank for the first time !!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Jimbohorlicks

    Jimbohorlicks Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2012
    Messages:
    640
    Likes Received:
    822
    Location:
    Cheshire
    A result and lesson learned(y)
     
  10. DanielFord

    DanielFord Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2013
    Messages:
    2,196
    Likes Received:
    2,483
    Location:
    Surrey
    Just for reassurance, my car was converted to LPG in 2008, I have used it for many years and I have learned one thing. The fuel gauge is just an indicator as to whether you have gas or not. If you have gas it will read anywhere between empty and full, if you have no gas, it will beep and go to petrol. No other reading in between is reliable. It's a little like the water level meters in a Swift.
     
Loading...
Similar Threads
  1. Liftdoctor
    Replies:
    8
    Views:
    391
  2. carhil
    Replies:
    15
    Views:
    665
  3. Hezza
    Replies:
    17
    Views:
    582
  4. Luvin156
    Replies:
    83
    Views:
    3,522
  5. Gary217
    Replies:
    22
    Views:
    1,539

Share This Page