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T'other day me mates fixed a problem with the Dometic 3 way fridge so that it can run on gas :)

But it seems to have used rather a lot since ???

I've had the fridge on gas for 3 days.

Last night was cold here so we had gas heating on all night. It's a Heatsource HS2000 jobby.

Up to that we had 2/3 full propane 6.5 Kg bottle. It's now empty :(

Should that little usage use about 4-5 Kgs ?

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hilldweller

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T'other day me mates fixed a problem with the Dometic 3 way fridge so that it can run on gas :)

Ours is pretty insignificant. Looking at the flame it's only like a gas cigarette lighter.

Now the heater is altogether different.
 
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Aha, so it looks like the heater was the culprit :(

It was on for 12 hours.
 
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been there done that, you need to secure the gas hose at both ends with proper hose clamps.
 
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This is where refillable systems payback when gas is used as the primary heat source. 59.7ppl at Asda :xThumb:
So 5 kilos of LPG (10 litres)for around £6 instead of around £20? got to look into this, possibly at a tank that will go into the existing 2 bottle storage locker as there's little room elsewhere.
 

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You can buy refillable bottles to use instead of calor bottles and fit in the existing bottle store. Look for gasit or Gaslow. I have gasit and it only took a couple of hours to fit including the filler etc. Much easier than fitting a fixed tank, which are usually designed to be underslung to the chassis
 
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thanks Andy and Peter, looking at costs of a fitted tank against double bottle systems and filling availability abroad.
 

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£340 for twin 11kg bottle kit delivered. variable depending on required length of fill hose.

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Bugger,, did not see the bit where you had the heating on all night.. Thought you had turned it on and it had died soon after.

We was at a Funster Valentines day meet a few years ago.. Did the same ( you soon learn LOL !! ) and emptied two bottle in two days !
 
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I have single 11kg bottle and a filler inside the locker, all from Gasit. I use a calor as a spare in case I ever run out. Cost me £189, including adaptors for all of Europe and was delivered in less than 24 hours.
 
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I have single 11kg bottle and a filler inside the locker, all from Gasit. I use a calor as a spare in case I ever run out. Cost me £189, including adaptors for all of Europe and was delivered in less than 24 hours.

After a few years of never needing the spare, it now lives at home and the space is used for the Cadac.
 
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Single 11kg "Gas-it" bottle does us.. Fill up whenever you see LPG/GPL sign !! And room for the Cadac beside it !! Loverly.

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I would advise bottles rather than a tank as the installation can be moved & re-installed in a replacement van in the future. Not so easy with a tank.

Unless your name is ANDY (techno100)!
Cheers, Dave(n)
 

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