Better security for gas cylinders? (1 Viewer)

May 8, 2021
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So, not really taken a lot of notice before but now I've fitted my second gaslow cylinder Im realising they arent exactly very secure in there. Quite a bit of movement and wobbly.
As you can see in the below picture, the security strap is the one bailey supplied and the problem is it doesn't really properly tiighten due to it's design. It goes to a point but as soon as you try and tighten it a bit more the buckle slips right round the cylinder in the same direction. I deliberately left the wire net on thinking it may help, the other doesn't have the netting and does the same.
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Is there a better strap I should be using?
 

68c

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Mine were the same, I bought a couple of extra straps so now have two on each bottle definitely feels more secure
 
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Jan 11, 2022
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Try re threading the strap through the bracket to induce some resistance ie over under any strap loops.
That way it will pull against something rather than just turn or pull through.
ps I’d turn the front bottle a bit to reduce the strain on the hose
 
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My gaslow has the same straps and has never moved. It may just be the way the picture was taken but the hose in the foreground appears to not have the correct bend radius i.e it’s too tight a bend. Hoses have a minimum bend radius and if installed wit too tight a bend they are prone to premature failure.
 

bobandjanie

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Both our Rapido van and the present Pilote van have two of those straps on each bottle. 😎 Bob.
 
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I changed mine for these, which I got from Halfrauds. I done the leisure battery at the same time, as it was only held in place by 2 small plastic furniture modesty blocks and the actual battery leads.

Interesting to hear that metal straps are compulsory in France, is that on French registered vehicles only?
 

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Lenny HB

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I changed mine for these, which I got from Halfrauds. I done the leisure battery at the same time, as it was only held in place by 2 small plastic furniture modesty blocks and the actual battery leads.

Interesting to hear that metal straps are compulsory in France, is that on French registered vehicles only?
I find those Camlock straps pretty useless they also always work loose.

Yes just French registered vehicles.
 
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Cheers all. Think I’ll get some wee ratchet straps. Also will readjust the hose. I put it like that as it was hitting the door. I’ll readjust at the weekend.

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Yes that hose is offending me too 😂
Disconnect it all, gauge to the front then turn the filler elbow to the best position ( tighten it in so clockwise) .
A few minutes spent on it will make everything look so much neater 👍
 

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Mines a German van and came fitted with plastic buckles.
But very secure ones and a cradle at the back



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That hose is definitely a disaster waiting to happen ⚠️
Get a w20 elbow or one of these will sort the job 👍
 
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That hose is definitely a disaster waiting to happen ⚠️
Get a w20 elbow or one of these will sort the job 👍

The tube is not that tight to the roof but I can order one of these?

What is that changeover for?
 
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Basildog

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The tube is not that tight to the roof but I can order one of these?

What is that changeover for?
Might be the photograph making it look worse than it is 👍
We use those Gaslow gauges as a tee as they make the job look neat 👍
Yes that w20 elbow will help .
 
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Might be the photograph making it look worse than it is 👍
We use those Gaslow gauges as a tee as they make the job look neat 👍
Yes that w20 elbow will help .
Excellent. That tee is a one way valve.
I did move the regular down a bit lower to stop that top tube being too tight

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Apr 30, 2018
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I find those Camlock straps pretty useless they also always work loose.

Yes just French registered vehicles.
Lenny
I can't check at the moment (vehicle in workshop) I'll check next week when its back, having said that I don't think they've come loose. Thanks for the heads up
 

Lenny HB

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Lenny
I can't check at the moment (vehicle in workshop) I'll check next week when its back, having said that I don't think they've come loose. Thanks for the heads up
May be OK but I've found them useless for holding bikes in the garage, now use a ratchet strap a bit of a pain but bikes stay in place.
 
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B & M stores a pair of RAC straps for £4. I bought two packs and find them perfect for this sort of job.

Geoff
 

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Two straps with tight grip metal buckles. The excess strap I roll up and wrap an elastic band around it to keep it tidy.👍

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May be OK but I've found them useless for holding bikes in the garage, now use a ratchet strap a bit of a pain but bikes stay in place.
I use the cam-lock straps for our scooter and they never move, the straps came from the motorcycle show shop as they are the ones that the bikes are strapped into the crates with as they come from Japan or wherever they are made.
 

Lenny HB

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I use the cam-lock straps for our scooter and they never move, the straps came from the motorcycle show shop as they are the ones that the bikes are strapped into the crates with as they come from Japan or wherever they are made.
Sound like better quality they the generally available ones.

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