red bottle lpg?

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  1. dogmanlpool

    dogmanlpool Read Only Funster

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    hello as anyone yet tried this new adaptor off ebay ? that you use to fill empty gas bottles at the LPG pump at the petrol station ? thanks keith
     
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    heres a few threads for starters but by no means all of them !



    GAS FILLERS
     
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    found this in one of the threads...

    t you must make sure the bottle is empty before refilling, otherwise it could be over 80%. It also means a gas bottle wont be tested during it's life if it's constantly refilled without going back to the issued company.


    Gaslow acieve this automatically and the RV tanks have a bleed valve so you can check the 80% level.


    so when it comes to testing how do you go on with a gaslow bottle.

    calor may test a selection of bottles but you dont return your gaslow for filling/ testing......

    how many gaslow users return their bottle once in a while for testing ?

    probably none :RollEyes:
     
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    Ohh dear .. :Doh:

    I have a gut feeling we're in for a long discussion with our new 'Facts friends'
    :Laughing::Laughing:
     
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    at least it wont get pulled when it gets "heated" :RollEyes:
     
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    What won't?:RollEyes:
     
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    you have to realise that gas bottles are only used at a very low pressure approx 10 bar , about the same as a truck tyre made of rubber and fabric .....that's why you can now have plastic ones !

    they in fact have to be able to operated at 15 bar .....and their test pressure [ don't know about the plastic ones ] is 30 bar !

    so don't worry about it too much ; I have had a lpg tank on a vehicle inspected at 30 years old ....good as new

    a couple have of times I have been permitted into a gas bottle refilling plant ; one thing they had in common was ...no inspection at all ; no doubt if they were obviously bent or the paint was non existant they would get put on one side , but I didn't actually see that happen

    some years ago there was a camp site just north of vinaroz , if you approached from the north you had to make a spanish left ; a british first timer in a hymer A class wanted to go there and just made a standard left ....tragically a van approaching from the other direction didn't realise he was going to make an illegal turn which was also too late , and T boned him on the gas bottle ; both passengers in the van were killed ...the bottle was severely squashed but it didn't even leak ; that's strong
     
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    I N C O M I N G !




    A regular on all forums and it doesn't half stir 'em on the safety issues.
     
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    The only bottle I would ever consider filling is the BP gaslite - you can actually see the gas level inside and you could mark the safe level for future use - maybe I am a coward but I dont like things that go bang and I saw an Oxygen bottle blow once - not a pretty sight:Rofl1:
     
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    you are comparing apples and pears , lpg is low pressure and oxygen is high pressure

    and personally I would rather trust an officially approved and tested lpg pump than a line on a bottle ; I know it means you need to know your 2 times table but I can still cope with that personally
     
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    But where would you get an adapter? They look like the butane type connection.:cry:

    If they were available then I'd love to use one and then I'd only need to carry 1 bottle most of the time.
     
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    Q THE WILDMAN:Rofl1:


    But remember not all members have been posting for a long time.

    heres my two pence worth,, get a gaslow, morre dosh but worth the hassle/
     
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    from an other thread: posted by Landy lover

    just checked , you would also need a Propane to Butane adapter

    jim
     
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    Yes Jim, that's the problem and I'd love to find a way around it.:Sad:

    I don't think there is an on off valve on the bottle and I'm not sure that you'd be able to fill it through the valve on the butane type connector. Problems problems, I'll just have to stick to blowing up vans and filling stations I guess!
     
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    Derek .. check this Gaslow product No 01-4330

    would this plus the bottle adapter not do the job ?
     

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    Propane to Gaslow Jim, propane to butane is what I think is needed.

    Assuming of course that the B.P. gaslight is using a standard butane regulator.
     
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    :thumb:
    The valve is in the bottle fitting and is operated by the Gaslow Fitting - The fitting has a lever on the back that has three positions - horizontal is off - vertical is on - horizontal and push in is to remove the fitting - Gaslow do a range of stainless steel pipes and adaptors to suit most needs all have the 'Butane' end which fits all there bottle adaptors and there is a range of other adaptors to suit for the other end - personally I think their quality and adapability is fantastic.:thumb:

    Thanks JIm - save me a lot of writing :thumb::thumb:
     
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    I have a spare butane pigtail so all I would need is my adapter and something to accept a propane male leading into a butane connector. The gaslow connector would suit if they could be connected somehow. :helpsos:
     
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    HASSEL?????? HEARD/ read LOTS OF POSTS ABOUT LEAKING GASLOW pigtails etc,:Eeek::Eek!::Eeek: never seen any on the filling adapter leaking :thumb::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    terry
     
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