New Gaslow cylinder - are the gauges still inaccurate?

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  1. Bill_OR

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    Hi - just had to have my 11Kg Gaslow cylinder replaced due to a fault and the new ones are a bit different to the old ones. Can anyone with a new style cylinder confirm whether or not the gauges are still a bit 'random'? I've just filled it up (took 18 litres) yet the gauge is still showing as almost empty!
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    After filing its worth giving the bottle a quick shake to settle the float
    Not totally accurate though
     
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    accurate ... yes..

    but a relative term.. but they are excellent
     
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    Thanks for your help @Robert Clark & @scotjimland - I gather that I'd have seen snowballs rolling along the road behind me if I'd lost that quantity of Gas in such a short time period. I'll keep an eye on the gauge and hope that it settles down. I don't want to run out while in France next week!
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    Bill
     
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    If you've got some adaptors you can always fill up in France if you need to
     
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    Hello, I have read somewhere that the gauges only work properly after their first fill if that's any help :)
     
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    Fill with 18ltrs but gauge shows almost empty........I reckon you answered your own question. :doh:
     
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    Mine did that, and confused me being a first timer with these cylinders, but I think the gauge has gone all the way round and slightly past the mark.
     
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    Thanks for the tips - I'll keep a close eye on the gauge and top up in France before next weekend to make sure we don't run out!
     
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