Gaslow refillable bottles

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Hi there, can anyone advise the cheapest place to buy the gaslow refillable bottles and installation kit, I live in Stoke on trent, and I am a qualified gas fitter so no problems with fitting it myself.

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I have been told there is a shortage of bottles at the moment as the new ones with the gauge are coming in.the cheapest I have found so far are on MHF outdor bits.

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Thank you very much for this info Brisey, I will be getting in touch with them, cheers.

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Hi John,the only thing different to filling gaslow etc is remembering to shut the gas bottle valve, providing you fill empty bottles as I do :thumb:DO NOT TRY TO FILL PART FULL as this is asking for trouble :Eeek: :ROFLMAO:
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:ROFLMAO: anyway what sort of harley rider are you, most I know are black leather goatie beards and would make there own filler :ROFLMAO: they would rise to the challenge:ROFLMAO::thumb:
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:ROFLMAO: anyway what sort of harley rider are you, most I know are black leather goatie beards and would make there own filler :ROFLMAO: they would rise to the challenge:ROFLMAO::thumb:
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Got all the black leather but no goatie beard, perhaps that's what the problem is.:Doh:

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Well I've done it, I went down to Gaslow in Loughborough, Picked up 2 6kg tanks, and other materials to complete the job, but it was a bit dearer than I expected £411-06p totall:cry:. won't be fitting them untill I've used the other gas cylinders up.

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Hi John,the only thing different to filling gaslow etc is remembering to shut the gas bottle valve, providing you fill empty bottles as I do :thumb:DO NOT TRY TO FILL PART FULL as this is asking for trouble :Eeek: :ROFLMAO:
terry
Can you please explain what kind of trouble.
 

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:thumb:WELL done JOHN:ROFLMAO:
Shortcircuit- the only trouble I envisage is having to weigh part full bottles then calculate how much to fill them :Eeek: Better to fill an empty bottle and not take any risks of over filling.On my bottles (small) I can put 7.8 ltr fuel in so I stop at 7 ltrs so I am well with in my 80% limit.I carry 2 bottles,when 1 is empty I put the full one on just as anyone always did before refillable :Smile:I then fill my emptybottle with my filler :thumb:No problems and very simple.I am now going on the other side to try and explain this to Bob who may have even read it on here:ROFLMAO:
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You appear to be going to a lot of trouble for something that is allready taken care of with Gaslow. As I understand it the cylinder will automatically shut off at 80%

Are you using the highly dubious adapter that your weighing?
 

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Hi S/c NO WEIGHING INVOLVED IF YOU ONLY FILL EMPTY ONEs :thumb::ROFLMAO: sorry for caps :Doh: if you read the full posts you would cotton on :thumb: then go on the dark side and read my reply to bob on this subject and DUBIOUS fillers.:thumb::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:All will become clear ::bigsmile:
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Here you go S/C to stop you having to go on the other side:ROFLMAO: I've nicked it and pasteing it here:ROFLMAO:
bobandjane wrote: ‹ Select › ‹ Contract ›
Hi Terry. I think the adaptor you say about was for the plastic bottles with the window on the side with no 80% cut of valve. Also I see : So it is about the money.

Perhaps you are right because not many people agree with me, still I have said what I think and thats it. When someone has an accident and Calor get their way and we all end up going to distrubution depots to get gas, a lot of people will have lots to say then.
End of Rant. Thanks Bob.

Hi Bob if it was all about the moneyI think I can just about stretch to £450-500 and if not I could stay in for the weekend (away in the van that is)It comes down to simple logic-You put fuel pipe onto filler which then goes into a joint-flexi pipe-joint then tank,then reley on a flaot type device to cut off at 80% ? I put fuel pipe onto filler that goes straight into the bottle filll bottle to 7 ltrs (in theory I can put in 7.8 ltrs) turn off bottle valve.Exatly the same minus a few joints flexi pipe and float devise (do not try to tell me float devises do not go wrong I had too many old motor bikes to realise floats stick)Now who do you think has more to go wrong?Just because there are alternatives that everyone does not agree/understand with does not mean they do not work.I also have a diy Sog( £80)that cost me nothing more than a couple of cups of coffee,that also works.A diy spoiler that cost £3/4 instead of £30 because I did not know they sold them I made one instead.My tv is a normal (£150)240v / 12v jobby instead of the £350/ 400 one made purposesly for a caravan.My entire van is £10,000 instead of £30,000/40,000 (to get what I have got in)so yes it comes down to money in a way rather than bragging rights that I have got this! OH god I am bragging that I am A SKILLED handy person

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Right I fully understand although your last posting not that clear.

Your talking about the filler system you vent in a field when you have overfilled hoping not to go BOOM.

By he tenor of your post you apparently consider this matter ideal and I have no intention in debating.
 

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Hi S/C more than happy to debate :thumb: it was bobs insinuation that I could not afford the PROPER one:ROFLMAO: and that it all came down to money :Doh:
As to over filling and going boom :ROFLMAO: There is a lot less to go wrong with my filler than the proper jobby :thumb: Read my last post
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Well I've done it, I've installed the gaslow cylinders to-day, I decided not to drill side of van so fitted filler in gas locker, here's a picture of finished job.
John.
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>>here's a picture of finished job.

looks v.good to me john !!! i copped out and paid the extra £60 to get mine fitted professionally. i'm sure your installation is every bit as good as mine though (certainly looks to be) and you saved yourself a tank full of diesel/petrol too ! :)

to add to the debate, its not so much the cost that i wanted to defer but the ease of filling throughout europe. the last thing i wanted to do was to fiddle about changing bottles and/or regulators "mid stream" just so that i could stay warm at night when in france and germany. the thought of not being able to cook or stay warm "forced" me into a decision that i'm glad i took....

have fun with your gaslow system (remind me i have to check that i've turned off the valves as i'm not using the van for a couple of weeks).

cheers al
 
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I filled up with 26 litres of gas to-day, I performed a tightness test with my manometer, (U gauge) for 10 minutes and no gas escape, So I'm right chuffed.

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:thumb:WELL done JOHN:ROFLMAO:
Shortcircuit- the only trouble I envisage is having to weigh part full bottles then calculate how much to fill them :Eeek: Better to fill an empty bottle and not take any risks of over filling.On my bottles (small) I can put 7.8 ltr fuel in so I stop at 7 ltrs so I am well with in my 80% limit.I carry 2 bottles,when 1 is empty I put the full one on just as anyone always did before refillable :Smile:I then fill my emptybottle with my filler :thumb:No problems and very simple.I am now going on the other side to try and explain this to Bob who may have even read it on here:ROFLMAO:
terry
My propane fill adapter has the following fill guides (to fill an empty bottle to 80% only) stamped around it so you don't have to remember.
6kg = 9.6ltrs
11kg = 17.6ltrs
13kg = 20.8ltrs

No problem to use just remember to open and close the valve at the right time, not rocket science and nowt to worry about. at £34 the best accessory I've ever bought. And the one that has saved the most amount of money £400+ for gaslow setup. Price repaid over one season.:thumb::thumb:
 

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Hi Wildman :thumb: great gadgets :thumb: as you say they soon pay for themselfs,and yes probably the BEST most cost effective buy you will make in the M/H :thumb:
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Hi again Wildman, just to clarify,The weight on the front of the cylinder is the total weight of gas in the bottle.
That means your 6 kg propane bottle holds 12 ltrs of gas
11kg bottle = 22 ltrs
and 13kg = 26 ltrs
that is 80 % full, but then again with your calculations you are well on the safe side of 80 % :thumb: and even calor fill up to 87 % :ROFLMAO:
A bit like mine holding 7.8 ltrs but I only put in 7 ltrs, no hardship at all :ROFLMAO:
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