HELP! Problem with gaslow fill in France

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  1. Madeinengland

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    Having no success filling the gas cylinders. Have the French adaptor ( same as garage here) nozzle fits the adaptor but system just will not fill. The bottles are open by the way.

    We are having such a nightmare here, which I'll tell you all about later - you will not believe it!!!!
     
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    Are they turning it on in the kiosk?
     
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    Bottles should be closed but that would not be the cause
     
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    you are meant to have the valves on the bottle shut before trying to fill,
     
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    Andy, my Gasits will not fill if I have the taps open I found this the hard way.
     
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    By safety things yeah, but makes no difference to gas flowing into them
     
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    Are they the old gasit or the gasit plus? certainly the old ones just like the old gaslow will fill regardless has many people have done inadvertently either by not reading the instructions or just forgetting
     
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    These are the bottles we have.
     

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    We definately had the valves open. Do you think this is our problem?
     
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    In France we found the following applied when filling our Gaslow:

    1 - turn off bottles
    2 - connect nozzle to filler
    3 - squeeze trigger and lock open using catch on trigger
    4 - press and hold button on pump (usually black or green) until filling is complete


    Sometimes there is a delay before filling starts, sometimes a long delay as I think the cashier needs to turn on the pump.
     
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    Mine are the plus 4 hole version
     
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    They are the old bottles and they should be closed but certainly will not be the cause of not filling.
    It is more likely they will not turn the gas on because of your internal filler
     
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    :) Wow thanks.
    We're in need of a coffee then we try again with valves closed
    If this doesn't work were near Le Havre and we coming home. For a holiday....
     
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    The likely cause yes and something I wasn't aware of for a fact (y)

    They unlike the old gaslows are classed as a tank
     
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    Gaslow or Gasit?

    JJ :cool:
     
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    Couldn't get ours to fill once, my fault totally. After years of switching on all sorts of electrically powered machinery, small button ON, big button OFF, I hadn't noticed the small button was red and the big button was green :whistle:
     
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    Just an update on the gas saga.
    We tried again with the valves shut - no success. Went to another garage where the garage man helped us. Now he managed to get a minute amount in and seemed to think they already had gas in. So we still don't really know what's what.
    Yesterday at one garage stop there was another British guy who'd just picked up what can only be described as a coach. It was a huge black, beautiful, brand new MH that he'd just driven off the forecourt and was on his way down to Spain. It was about the fourth place he'd tried to fill without any joy, and he had the same fitting as us - the French one.
    Must go now as phone running low and the second 12v thing has just gone pop.
    Will start a new thread when we can chill somewhere with electric and tell you about the 'biggie' mishap. You'll love this one - I'm just about ready to laugh about it. :mad: Thanks for your help today :)
     
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    I have the R67 Gaslow cylinders and it makes no difference whether the valves are open or shut the cylinders can still be filled; however, for safety sake I do shut them.
     
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    I have had trouble a couple of times, once was a faulty pump that gave a couple of litres and shut off. Another was when I foolishly pressed the wrong button (the emergency stop one). Otherwise no problem with or without the French adaptor.
    I've never found a pump using the alleged euro standard fitting (the most expensive adaptor) but I suppose there must be some.
     
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    If an experienced garage geezer couldn't fill it are you sure they aren't full and the regulator isn't foobard?
     
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