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rf9ridrer

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Are the Gaslow systems fully automatic when one bottle runs out?
Nothing to switch on or off ?
I`ve read the instruction leaflet that came with the motorhome, but its not very clear!
I`ve attached a picture of our system, Thanks.
 

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Apr 22, 2018
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Yours is automatic as it has an auto switch over valve before the regulator. (The bit with the green triangles on it)

You leave both bottles open. There is a point on the white plastic part of the switch over valve, and this you can alter by turning. The pointer will indicate/choose which is your current/primary cylinder. Whilst green is shown in the triangles the current/primary cylinder is still providing yours gas. Once that cylinder runs out of gas the triangles display red, and it will now be taking gas from the other cylinder.
If you don’t want it to be auto just don’t open one cylinder. You should also swap which is your primary cylinder every now and then so both gets used, and stops future issues.
 
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rf9ridrer

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Yours is automatic as it has an auto switch over regulator. (The bit with the green triangles on it)
Thanks, we are away for the first time tomorrow and the one bottle is nearly empty so i thought i`d ask before i had no gas!
 
Apr 22, 2018
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Thanks, we are away for the first time tomorrow and the one bottle is nearly empty so i thought i`d ask before i had no gas!
Currently your chosen cylinder is the left one, and it is still providing your gas. When it runs out the green will go red, and the gas will come from right hand cylinder. 👍🏻
 
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rf9ridrer

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Currently your chosen cylinder is the left one, and it is still providing your gas. When it runs out the green will go red, and the gas will come from right hand cylinder. 👍🏻
Brilliant, Thanks. Just wish the instructions were clearer.

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Apr 30, 2018
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Andy. Thanks also from me, I never knew that. I'll make sure I swap the position of the primary cylinder tomorrow (it's been on the same cylinder since we brought the van) before we go away for a few days.

Just so I'm clear. If the white marker is pointing (to be honest I've never noticed the white marker before) to the left bottle, and that bottle runs out of gas, the green segments turn red.

Thanks once again.
Derry

PS. Sorry rf9rider for high jacking your thread.
 
Apr 22, 2018
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Just so I'm clear. If the white marker is pointing to the left bottle, and that bottle runs out of gas, the green segments turn red.
Yes that is correct.
The white pointer WON’T move on its own, that is so you can choose which cylinder is the supply.

If it is pointing left and green, it is taking gas from left, but if red it will be taking gas from right. Obviously opposite also. Pointing right, green shown, so gas from right, red shown gas will be from left.

Hope that makes sense, I’m crap at typing and explaining.
 
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Another big thanks to Landy Andy never knew that will switch usage when I get up as have always used the right hand one until empty then opened left on the few times I've run low.
(y)
 

MisterB

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An advantage of turning off one of the cylinders though is that it acts as a reminder that you need to get gas without having to check, if you 'run out', simply open the closed cylinder and then refill when you get the opportunity

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We don't have an auto change over but always run with one bottle closed untill the other runs out( if it ever does) and always switch bottle use when we fill up in order to alternate bottle/ valve use to make sure all is working ok.
We always top up at every opportunity even if its just a few litres.
 

Basildog

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Are the Gaslow systems fully automatic when one bottle runs out?
Nothing to switch on or off ?
I`ve read the instruction leaflet that came with the motorhome, but its not very clear!
I`ve attached a picture of our system, Thanks.
What age is the van ?
As others have already said yes you can operate manually or automatic changeover.
Personally I never use automatic changeover valve.
Also always alternate the supply bottle after filling as eventually you can overfill the unused cylinder in certain conditions.
 

Basildog

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Here’s the automatic changeover valve/ regulator that’s been installed.
Not correct for a leisure vehicle as it’s incorrect pressure and capacity.
Single stage regulator without any over pressure protection device.
 

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Andy

One last bit of clarity please. Should the pointer on the white market be in line with the pipe coming from the cylinder i.e if the front bottle is the primary feed should the pointer be in line pipe coming from that that bottle.
Surprising how many of us never gave a thought about this.
Every days a school day as they say.
Thanks Derry

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Apr 22, 2018
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The white part and indicator just turns a certain amount, you can try and move it without issue or upsetting anything 👍🏻👍🏻

I used to go with the one bottle on, one bottle off, so that I knew when the gas would run out. But, they will always run out at night, or when weather bad. Fact. Running 11kg bottles they last longer than my holidays, and also I now have two gas level sensors fitted to my bottles, so can see levels, and also get a warning when they run out.
 
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Thanks Andy.
I brought a Truma gas level tool, only to find out you can't use them on refillable bottles. Another wasted £50.
 

Lenny HB

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We have the Truma C Remote system always have it on auto changeover then when a bottle runs out a light comes on in the van and I know I have a couple of weeks to fill up.
 
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Another thanks from me Landyandy. I wondered why it was described as Automatic when I had to turn that white control around! Don't have to worry now, just stick my head in the locker now and again to check levels. Cheers 😘
 

Lenny HB

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I wondered why it was described as Automatic when I had to turn that white control around!
The control only sets which is the primary cylinder. i.e. The primary cylinder will empty first then it will automatically switch to the other cylinder providing both cylinders are turned on.

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What age is the van ?
As others have already said yes you can operate manually or automatic changeover.
Personally I never use automatic changeover valve.
Also always alternate the supply bottle after filling as eventually you can overfill the unused cylinder in certain conditions.
The van is 15 years old, although i will have to check the date of the Gaslow installation
 
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rf9ridrer

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Here’s the automatic changeover valve/ regulator that’s been installed.
Not correct for a leisure vehicle as it’s incorrect pressure and capacity.
Single stage regulator without any over pressure protection device.
Is that for me?
You saying the regulator is wrong?
 
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rf9ridrer

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Here’s the automatic changeover valve/ regulator that’s been installed.
Not correct for a leisure vehicle as it’s incorrect pressure and capacity.
Single stage regulator without any over pressure protection device.
So are the regulators in the pic correct?
 
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rf9ridrer

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Ok, thanks, could you point me in the right direction as to what i need?
Also, should this have been flagged up in a gas report, as it was checked last year before i bought it, and report said ok, with no leaks?
Thanks for the help.
 

Basildog

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Ok, thanks, could you point me in the right direction as to what i need?
Also, should this have been flagged up in a gas report, as it was checked last year before i bought it, and report said ok, with no leaks?
Thanks for the help.
Yes a suitably qualified professional fitter should know the difference between regulators.
Unfortunately not many in reality have a clue .
We see the results of both amateurs and professionals on a daily basis ⚠️
 
Apr 22, 2018
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Ok, thanks, could you point me in the right direction as to what i need?
Also, should this have been flagged up in a gas report, as it was checked last year before i bought it, and report said ok, with no leaks?
Thanks for the help.
 
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Thanks all for the help, i`ll have to see what i can get here in Spain.

We have a Gaslow agent 40km away, is this suitable?

 

Basildog

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Thanks all for the help, i`ll have to see what i can get here in Spain.

We have a Gaslow agent 40km away, is this suitable?

Yes that’s a Cavagna 30 mbar leisure vehicle regulator.
Almost certainly available in Spain

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