Leaky calor cylinders anyone?

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  1. Mikemoss

    Mikemoss Read Only Funster

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    Right, this is the third one so a trend is emerging. That's three 13kg Calor propane cylinders that have leaked even when correctly connected. The current one is still weeping very slightly even with the valve closed, so it's going straight back whence it came.

    Never had this trouble in the past, and so far it's only been with the 13kg Calor bottles. Anyone else had similar bothers?
     
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    This is probably one of those 'Are you sure it's plugged in?' questions, but...
    after you turned the valve off did you release the pressure on the line?
    Reason for asking is this -
    Not very long ago I had a gas bottle that only lasted 'five minutes' so when I fitted a new one and did the soapy water test I too found it was leaking. So I changed the pigtail over from the other bottle and bingo no leak. Fitted the first pigtail to the other bottle and bingo THAT bottle seemed to be leaking. Replaced the pigtail - no leak.
    I actually fitted the Gaslow stainless steel pigtails with the easy fit screw. Very expensive, but they are good for 10 years, whereas rubber pigtails should be replaced after 5.

    Hope that solves your problem. Gas cylinders don't usually leak (though I guess there's always exceptions).:Smile:


    John
     
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    Hi JayDee

    Hmmm...I hadn't thought of that. Will give it a try and report back.
     
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    Nope, it;s not the pigtail and definitely the cylinder valve that's leaking. Have tried the pigtail with another cylinder and had no leak, and also tried the leaking cylinder with another pigtail - and it still leaks.

    Maybe I'm just unlucky.....
     
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    That's good. Saves you the cost of a pigtail at any rate.

    And you know for sure now.:thumb:


    John
     
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