What can I keep in the gas locker? Possible daft question!

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  1. RichardB

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    Hi all.
    Just had gaslow moved to my new van and the filler cap properly mounted in the body work so no need to open it to fill up.

    The locker is quite spacious and I am thinking of using the space to store my EHU cable (in a bag) and a couple of bottles of green toilet fluid...

    Daft question maybe but is there any reason I shouldn't?

    Richard
     
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    I can't see why not. Sounds like a good idea to me. Unless someone else knows better.......:rolleyes:
     
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    As long as you don't block the holes in the floor no probs
     
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    I keep all sorts of odds and ends in there, plus the gas bottles.
     
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    I keep a bottle of blue and a bottle of green bog fluid in my locker with the Gaslow, and a big funnel thing for adding adblue. Seems a good idea, as there are the vent holes in the bottom and so if the bottles leak, they don't end up in the van..
     
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    Or the airflow to those drop outs. My take on this is gas lockers are for gas bottles, the end.

    D.
     
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    I keep a hammer well wrapped and jammed so doesn't bang on bottles, and a tow rope in mine.
     
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    Some people keep a generator in there (y)
     
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    I keep about 20 cans of ex Russian Army issue anaesthetic gas in there for when I'm on an aire and the holiday money's getting a bit short.

    Oops, what a giveaway.
     
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    Our dog travels in ours. We let her out when we stop for a brew, but it's a handy arrangement, as she turns the gas on first. (y)
     
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    You make me laugh Tootles! Love your humour!!
     
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    Might need to trade the greyhound in for something smaller!!
     
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    Thanks all...
     
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    We fill ours full of all sorts of stuff, being careful to not block the vents in the floor of the compartment. However, none of it can produce an electrical spark or have any form of ignition. IE it is all inert.

    Look at it this way, if there was a leak of gas from your bottle and somehow it built up in the compartment you would not want anything to produce a spark at that point.

    I am amazed that some vehicle alarm fitters actually put an electrical switch on the inside of the compartment door. If you had gas in there at the right concentration and you opened the door with the switch energised, then you'd be lucky not to cause an explosion.
     
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    No room for the gas :LOL:
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    I understand Dave N's point and you need to decide what you're happy to do yourself.

    The gas locker in our PVC is massive so I put in stuff that isn't going to cause a spark and make sure it's secure so can't move around. On the base in front of the cylinders I have plastic grids (upside down shallow plastic baskets) to raise stuff about an inch above the bottom drop vents so any gas gathering down there isn't impeded at all, and make sure that there is room for any escaping gas from the top of the cylinder/pipes to be able to easily drop down without being hindered.

    I do NOT use large material bags to put items in as they could act as 'balloons' and hold back any escaping gas so if I DO need to put a large item in a bag I use a netting/mesh type bag - for example the hook-up cable mentioned above is a prime candidate for a netting bag, rather than a material bag, as a netting one serves the same purpose but gas can't get trapped in it. I also put in my gas equipment such as spare small canisters for the suitcase stove and the stove itself (it has air holes/gaps in the case to prevent gas gathering), I have a small rack on the door itself for cylinder connectors etc (easy to get at) and a hook-on tub with hose connectors in, both of these have holes in the bottom and the contents are not tightly packed. There is quite a bit of space above our cylinders so I have an elasticated net fitted horizontally (the type that you'd use to hold stuff onto a motorcycle rack) well above the outlets/taps and kept taught - this allows me to store flat and light stuff there such as a narrow water container, funnel and short filler pipe with rubber end on for a tap.
     
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    No risk they are sealed and only magnetic
     
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    Just had a look in ours
    Pliers
    Tent pegs
    Small hammer
    Spare bin bags
    Short hook up cable
    Extension lead
    WD 40
    2 broken gas bottle gauges
    5 tonne bottle jack and handle
    O and 2 gas bottles God knows what's behind them
     
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    Consider caravans with a front gas locker: they have excellent drop ventilation and no restriction on what can be stored.
     
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    When in europe I carry my warning triangles in the gas locker as it is on drivers side (nearside when driving on wrong side).This means I can get to them without getting killed.My garage door is the other-side.(y)
     
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