Silly question about LPG

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  1. peterc10

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    I have just fitted a new single Gasit bottle and in-locker filling system (see my other post about it).

    Anyway silly question before I fill it up. When filling up with LPG do you keep the bottle tap open or closed? Or doesn't it matter at all?
     
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    If it fills thru a separate valve that shuts at 80%, then it shouldn't matter, but better closed I would have thought.
     
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    It's the same as Gaslow and their user instructions asks to close the valve or both if twin bottles. However many people admit to forgetting this without any adverse consequences
     
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    In theory it does not matter as the shut off valve closes at 80% but it's good practice to close it just in case the shut off valve fails/sticks.
     
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    Thanks. I know that it fills through a separate valve (I have just fitted it), but I was after knowing if I needed to turn the main valve to the regulator off when it is filling through that separate valve.
     
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    Just another daft question, how the h... does the gauge work it's just a bit of plastic clip on the top , shows a float in the pictures but it isn't connected to anything else, saying that it does seem to work:Doh:
     
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    The internal float operates a metal rod. The position of the rod is read by the guage magnetically.
     
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    Clever eh:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Many people say the guage is rubbish BUT that is because they don't read the instructions to understand it.
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    No didn't say it was rubbish , but by the picture it looks as if it's actually connected to something, mine fell off while I was positioning it else I wouldn't have known it was loose, thought it was broke :Doh:but yeah as I said it does work:thumb:
     
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    I suspect the Gaslow and Gasit cylinders are made in exactly the same factory to exactly the same standards; just different paint used
     
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    No I know you didn't
    I just said that many people do :Laughing:

    BTW they all break. I had mine held in place with a tiewrap
     
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    Correct
    In Portugal I think
     
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    not true GasLow use posher paint:Laughing::Laughing::Laughing::Laughing:
     
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    It must be for the amount they charge compared with Gasfit :Rofl1:
     
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