LPG tank at home

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  1. ellen

    ellen Read Only Funster

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    Hello all
    We,ve been considering putting an LPG tank in at our buisiness premises for use with our

    RV. Any info on costs or legalities would be of interest

    ellen&terry :Smile:
     
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    I think your best option is to ask the lpg suppliers Calor or shell or whoever is in the area. Some will supply a tank for free and site it subject to a survey, you say you want to use it with the RV do you mean you want to have a connection from the tank to the vehicle. I would ask the question of the suppliers. there will no doubt be someone on here who may be able to enlighten you.:thumb::thumb:
     
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    I have no knowledge about it but I bet you could get a lot of info if google calor gas.

    Doug...
     
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    just been reading some bumf on this subject so i may be of help.

    far too expensive for starters.

    for each vehicle the recommended minimum milage is 100,000 miles per year, dependant on vehicles mpg, to make it viable taking into account the hidden costs of the actual installation and hire of the tank.

    for an 'autogas' tank there is a minimum size concrete base for your tank which, for a 1900ltr tank, is 2,4mtr x 2.2mts x 150mm deep or 3.4mtr x 1.2mtr x 150mm depending on tank dimensions, which must meet building regs.

    a site survey will be needed before any work commences as there are many 'site' variables to take into account.

    planning permission is recommended or even a requirement.

    the electrical supply must be via 3 core armoured cable and all associated switchgear etc, rated at minimum 32amps, again it must be certified by a registered electrician.

    this info is only what i just read from countrywide autogas.

    Oh...and you will pay very near the same price for gas as you would at the pumps.

    hope this helps :thumb:
     
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    Thanks everyone just a thought:Blush:
    Never mind back to the petrol station!!!! :Doh:

    ellen&terry :thumb:
     
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    I seem to recall that back in the days of the ARVC, more than one member who had a gas conversion on their RV converted their buisness premises to Calor fired heating. What the connection, metaphorically or literally, was I don't know :Wink:

    Malcolm
     
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