Refilling gas

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  1. Baycott

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    We are abroad using our Gasit system for the first time. After reading several threads on here about garages refusing to fill with LPG if the connector is in a locker, I was a bit nervous about asking an attendant here in Italy to fill me up. So we travelled around (had only used one bottle and have 2) looking for a self service station. None to be found I pulled into a service station, opened my locker, asked the attendant which connector to use, he fitted it and filled my bottles with no questions asked.
    Don't know what all the fuss was about.
    Has anybody actually been refused gas with an in locker filler?
     
  2. markh

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    No, never, it's a myth
     
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    i was refused gas fill at garda this year. atendent insisting it was not possible. and my filler is on outside of van.
    but this is only time in 5 years
     
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    spain is the worse place they seem to have changed the rules last year. mind it was difficult several years ago as the garages pulled the pumps . as its coming back some of the newer staions dont like filling bottles .
    italy was always easy . even way back in the 70,s . they would fill anything . after all money is money.
    uk bottles used to be filled every where in italy turkey greece . spain was ok in a few places in the 70,s . but really only taxis used the gas so you had to knowe where they filled up. about 2004-5 spain started to get more gpl stations .
    last year i watch a refusal near castello de plana . and another in sagunt. the garage told them no bottles at all to be filled . they had gaslow . they wanted to see tanks underneath .
     
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  5. markh

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    Sorry, never seen or had a problem in Italy, Spain, Germany, Holland, they are self service and the staff don't care, just fit your adaptor and fill, don't know about France as I don't like it, I don't think there are many or any folk that have been refused other than those who ask attendants who are too busy or don't understand enough English to care so turn people away
     
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    I have an under-slung 85litre tank with filler in the skirt (Not a bottle in a locker) and was refused in Italy. Reason given was the gas was not for domestic use.

    I have also had an GPL pump switched off by the kiosk attendant as I went to connect pipe to the van. No reason given just a NO.

    Never had a problem in Spain.
     
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    same reason given to me in France.. RV, bulk tank.. when I opened the locker to fill the attendant came out and asked if it was for cooking.. I should have said no, but was honest and said yes.. sorry, she said it is not for domestic use.. can't sell it to you..

    next LPG station I went to I was prepared.. but was never asked again..
     
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    That is not good! As in Spain LPG stations few and far between:(
     
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    I have never had a problem but there are more incidences of people being refused so it appears to be a worrying trend
     
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    image.jpg Not been stopped in 4 years and always open the gas locker to refill,refilled my recently fitted Alugas bottle here in France and opted to fit the in locker fill point so locker open to fill.
     
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    Never been refused and have found several stations where they keep a range of adaptors to borrow just in case the customer did not have the right one.

    The Tinca's
     
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    In Spain today filled both bottles no problem. In fact I had an issue in getting the pump to work, attendent came out reset the pump. My locker was open as the filling point is inside. No problem. Again have not been challenged anywhere in Europe
     
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    At a repsol garage earlier this year in Spain couldn't connect hose to infill, attendant came out and did it for me no problem and that was with the gas locker door open. another one not had a problem
     
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    My first year with the refillable tank, only 1 issue really, we were asked for a "certificate" at (I think) Intermarche.

    We assumed they meant the euro standard certificate so offered them that. As soon as they saw a bit of paper they turned on the pump (never read the cert)

    We've filled up 4 times so far with no other issues
     
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  16. markh

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    When were you last in Spain, they are more widespread than in Britain!
     
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  17. markh

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    Half a dozen people on here doesn't made it a trend, don't worry it'll be fine
     
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    Eh, don't think so.By experience and checking the mylpg.eu website just in case,they are few and far between.
     
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    I have an under-slung tank and have only filled up 8 times in two years. I've used 5 different places in the UK, one twice, and two in France. Never had a problem. Nice to know the correct answer to the domestic gas question when abroad, but if they can read english the label by the filler say "Domestic gas refill point" :rolleyes:
     
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  20. Lenny HB

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    I believe in Italy it's a legal thing they are not allowed to fill hab tanks at garages, thankfully only Some complie.

    Our filler is external first garage we tried in Italy last week refused next one was fine.
     
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