What size is my regulator?

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  1. jimothy

    jimothy Read Only Funster

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    Hey ho. Tis me again.

    Next question: I need gas, I have a butane regulator, but when I've looked at butane cylinders I have the choice of ones for 20mm or 21mm regulator. Eh?

    I've measured various bits of my regulator - which bit of it is 20 or 21mm?? not that i reckon i could accurately determine with my steel ruler which i had anyway!

    If it's any clue, it came attached to an empty Campingaz 6lb butane cylinder.

    Rather stupidly IMO the regulator is of a screw-in design that means that you have to twizzle the entire thing, and being attached to the hose makes this a little tricky! I removed the empty cylinder by turning the cylinder - not so easy if it wasa full 7kg one! :thumb:

    Thanks once again :Smile:

    Jamie
     
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    OK, I think I have identified the source of my confustication - is a camping gaz regulator different to a proper regulator anyway? and therefore that's why it doesn't look like a 20,mm or a 21mm valve? Probably he swiped the big cylinder and regulator before he sold it, and replaced it with a little camping kit.

    So I've ordered a new propane regulator. At least I know where i am then. Seemed the easiest solution.
     
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    good idea because it means you will have gas all year round by using propane
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    But do you have a propane cylinder ?
     
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    Not yet :Smile: but my house runs on 47kg cylinders, so I'll just add a 6kg one to my next delivery. Sorted.
     
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    have you got enough room to tke a bigger bottle as the small ones are expensive on gas.13kg would be better if possible .
     
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    the deposit on calor cylinders is ridiculously expensive, so it would be cheaper to buy an empty 6kg off gumtree or ebay and get that refilled. I havent paid a deposit for years, but last time I did it was nearly £30 plus the gas. If you lose the paperwork, you cant claim back the deposit, thats why empty cylinders change hands at a cost
     
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    I'm hoping that they won't charge me a deposit on the 6kg, I don't always swap them an empty for a new 47 and it's been fine... I inherited the account when I moved in so also inherited whatever deposit had been paid historically.


    fingers-crossed they won't notice a new cylinder on the account.... :Blush:
     
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    Update!

    I tried to sneak the 6kg onto my regular order, but got rumbled and was informed there'd be a 30 quid deposit on the 6kg cyclinder as I dind't have an empty to return. Boo :cry:

    BUT, when she read back the total to me it seemed to lack the additional charge... so I kept schtum, handed over my credit card details...

    I just checked the internet banking for my pending transactions, and sure enough 70-odd quid which would be about right for just the 47 plus the 6, and no extra charge. result. :thumb:

    I love it when a plan comes together.
     
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    Now thats a question i ask my wife offed put she never tells the truth:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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