Filling a gas tank

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  1. big dave

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    My 55 litre gas tank has no external shut off valve, do I need to shut off the gas
    supply when filling the tank .
     
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    no
     
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    No, the fill valve is totally separate from your valve which supplies your MH therefore no need to shut off the supply, this is what I was advised when I had my refillable system fitted by Autogas2000 in Thirsk.

    Regards David
     
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    ... a man of many words!:LOL:
     
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    Has to be the correct word tho (y)
     
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    When filling and the shut off operates DO NOT persist in holding the delivery button (trying to force more in) as this has been known to have a knock on effect on your outlet valve safety shut off.
     
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    See post three. A tank is not a cylinder
     
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    Did mine for the first time ever today. First I couldn't get the nozzle off the pump. Then it was so SLOW filling up. Then I struggled to unhook it! But hey, it's done.
     
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    To which I will add for cylinders they MUST ALWAYS be turned off before filling.
     
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    Are you sure it doesn't have a valve on the tank? On mine it is under the aluminium cover on the side. If you go on the chunnel you are likely to be asked to turn it off at the tank.
     
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    indeed.. but can you explain the difference .. ?
     
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    Pretty sure Dave means besides that
    [​IMG]
     
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    no I would ask Gaslow
     
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    Think you will find gaslows are classed as tanks.
     
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    Nope ... I have gaslow cylinders ...
     
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    Can't remember where i got it from, might have been the conformity certificate.
    Not to hand at the moment
     
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    I too have the cylinders but I still believe they are classified "tanks"
     
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    Gaslow cylinder doesn't have a snorkel to prevent liquid gas reaching the outlet. A tank does
    [​IMG]
     
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  20. Minxy Girl

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    For the purposes of this thread though, and when talking about refillable containers generally, those that are permanently fixed and usually go underneath the chassis are called tanks, whereas those that are placed into a gas locker and look like exchange cylinders are called cylinders. :D
     
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