Gasit first fill

Mar 11, 2014
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So having fitted my gasit refillable earlier in the week I've just been to get my first fill.

I think that the 80% cut off valve didn't work (I have read -albeit on the gaslow instructions - that this sometimes happens) and ended up just manually stopping.

I also had a leak from the joint where the filler hose joins the cylinder.

Unfortunately I couldn't tell that this was leaking until I looked in the locker after filling.

I have returned home and disconnected this fitting and refitted.

Unfortunately I won't be able to tell if this is fixed until next time I fill.

The problem I have is that I am now nervous about refilling again in case the 80% shut off valve doesn't activate, and on the next fill I'll have no idea how much was in the cylinder to start off with. Has anyone else had this issue?

Of course there is also the possibility that the cylinder did shut off but the gas didn't because it still had somewhere to go because of the slight leak.
 
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So having fitted my gasit refillable earlier in the week I've just been to get my first fill.

I think that the 80% cut off valve didn't work (I have read -albeit on the gaslow instructions - that this sometimes happens) and ended up just manually stopping.

I also had a leak from the joint where the filler hose joins the cylinder.

Unfortunately I couldn't tell that this was leaking until I looked in the locker after filling.

I have returned home and disconnected this fitting and refitted.

Unfortunately I won't be able to tell if this is fixed until next time I fill.

The problem I have is that I am now nervous about refilling again in case the 80% shut off valve doesn't activate, and on the next fill I'll have no idea how much was in the cylinder to start off with. Has anyone else had this issue?

Of course there is also the possibility that the cylinder did shut off but the gas didn't because it still had somewhere to go because of the slight leak.
Had a similar problem with mine I didn't realise the filler hose stays full of liquid gas after filling!!. After tightening up the fittings it now seems fine. Gasit were very helpfull give them a ring or if you want a chat pm me your number. How many litres did you put in remember an 11KG cyl will take about 22 litres it might have not been 80% full.

David
 
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Strange that, I had similer with mine, the joint is like a bell end and if you don't get it straight on it leaks, but when I could see what had happened , just made sure it was lined up, and never been any trouble since
 

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The first fill is always a bit of an 'unknown' as not only does the bottle have to fill but the pipe too, so it will actually take more than the expected 80%, after that though you won't get anything like as much in. Just make sure everything is fitted and tightened up correctly as you would with a non-refillable system, get some gas join spray to check for leaks if you're worried, or some water with washing up liquid in it. Alternatively go to a local MH/Caravan dealer/workshop and ask them to put their gas leak detector on it for peace of mind.
 
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Mar 11, 2014
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Thanks for the replies everyone. I emailed gasit yesterday evening and Nick emailed back out of hours last night with some helpful advice. He thinks that the leak would account for the discrepancy in litres and says that all their fill valves are fully tested before being sent out and they've not had a faulty one yet.

I think I've just had first fill jitters. I've taken the filler hose off and refitted it, so hopefully on my next fill it will be ok.

Can't fault gasit customer service. They've been excellent.

Now to try and fix the computer which has decided to get stuck on the starting windows page
 
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Stroppy Bird
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Should have gone to Dave Newell !!!!! Simples !:restmycase:
Had it been an external fill point I probably would have. But the internal was just a couple of joins more than when I exchange the calor.

I've got leak detector and only one of the joints was leaking. So that's refitted and hopefully problem solved. Will probably run it to empty so I know how much will need to go in.

I think all that's happened is I've vented a couple of litres into the air through the leak.
 
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