Orange Propane Rapsol Bottles on the Algarve

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  1. laurieash

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    Hi as any one seen were to get orange PROPANE Rapsol bottles on the Algarve.
    been to a few Rapsol garages on the way down through Portugal, but they all had Red Butane bottles.
    I got one at Lagos Rapsol garage, also on the way out there was a depot on the N125.
    I know also i can fill a boliqueime all bottles.
    So if you fill at a Rapsol just have a look if there are PROPANE there they have it wrote on the side of bottles.
    Thanks Laurie.
     
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    I bet they are few and far between.....

    Propane is a 'northern' fuel with a low 'freeze' temperature for northern winters.
    Butane is a warm weather fuel and stops gassing below around 4°c ambient
     
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    Yes thats what i found on they way down, would use butane, but regulator is diffrent i think the pigtail will be also?
     
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    yet we have had a few night near to 0
     
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    No the regulator for all spanish bottles,whether butane or propane, is the same. propane is available here but normally only from the shops rather than garages , unless somewhere that it gets down close to zero.
     
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    Well i have a reg for butane also propane the type that you just push the pipe in and secure with a clip
    tryed the Butane but would not release the gas as the pin is longer in the propane one.
     
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    Mine works on both and looks like this

    butane-propane-gas-regulator-30-mbar.jpg
     
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    not tryed propane on butane but the other way round it would not work?
    also looks the same just the pin is longer on propane one.
     
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    Bought mine in Spain and they only sell the one type of regulator that fits propane and butane. The unregulated connector has a screw thread on the outlet but as far as I know also fits both. Not bought one in Portugal but they are only cheap, maybe buy a new one.
     
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    It is just a dodgy regulator.Happens sometimes. Even happens occasionally when they've worked for years , then suddenly the pin won't depress the bottle valve.
     
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    bugger i have a new one also
     
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    Might try get hold or borrow a butane bottle to try then it will be a lot easyer to run on ether.
    Might have just been a dodgy pin.
    Thanks Gus.
     
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    Might try get hold or borrow a butane bottle to try then it will be a lot easyer to run on ether.
    Might have just been a dodgy pin.
    Thanks Gus.
     
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    The one i have on the van at the moment Came from Brownhills with a pigtail to fit the bulk head reg.
     
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    What you have sounds as though it is not a regulator but a connector that lets the full pressure of the bottle through a high pressure hose to the fixed bulkhead regulator. I bought one of these by mistake a few years ago in Spain, they are less than €10. I am not an expert but as far as I am aware these should only be connected via a high pressure hose with properly sealed and crimped threaded connectors, not by hose clips.
     
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    Yes your right the one from Brownhills is screwed to bulkhead regulator and also screws to the conector vear the flexible pipe ie, a big nut on one end and the small nut for the regulator.
    Been into a rapsol shop and he also said it will fit propane or butane.
     
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