Orange Propane Rapsol Bottles on the Algarve (1 Viewer)

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Hi as any one seen were to get orange PROPANE Rapsol bottles on the Algarve.
been to a few Rapsol garages on the way down through Portugal, but they all had Red Butane bottles.
I got one at Lagos Rapsol garage, also on the way out there was a depot on the N125.
I know also i can fill a boliqueime all bottles.
So if you fill at a Rapsol just have a look if there are PROPANE there they have it wrote on the side of bottles.
Thanks Laurie.
 

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I bet they are few and far between.....

Propane is a 'northern' fuel with a low 'freeze' temperature for northern winters.
Butane is a warm weather fuel and stops gassing below around 4°c ambient
 
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Yes thats what i found on they way down, would use butane, but regulator is diffrent i think the pigtail will be also?
 
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No the regulator for all spanish bottles,whether butane or propane, is the same. propane is available here but normally only from the shops rather than garages , unless somewhere that it gets down close to zero.

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Well i have a reg for butane also propane the type that you just push the pipe in and secure with a clip
tryed the Butane but would not release the gas as the pin is longer in the propane one.
 
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Mine works on both and looks like this

butane-propane-gas-regulator-30-mbar.jpg
 
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not tryed propane on butane but the other way round it would not work?
also looks the same just the pin is longer on propane one.
 
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Bought mine in Spain and they only sell the one type of regulator that fits propane and butane. The unregulated connector has a screw thread on the outlet but as far as I know also fits both. Not bought one in Portugal but they are only cheap, maybe buy a new one.
 
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Well i have a reg for butane also propane the type that you just push the pipe in and secure with a clip
tryed the Butane but would not release the gas as the pin is longer in the propane one.
It is just a dodgy regulator.Happens sometimes. Even happens occasionally when they've worked for years , then suddenly the pin won't depress the bottle valve.

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Might try get hold or borrow a butane bottle to try then it will be a lot easyer to run on ether.
Might have just been a dodgy pin.
Thanks Gus.
 
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Might try get hold or borrow a butane bottle to try then it will be a lot easyer to run on ether.
Might have just been a dodgy pin.
Thanks Gus.
 
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The one i have on the van at the moment Came from Brownhills with a pigtail to fit the bulk head reg.
 
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What you have sounds as though it is not a regulator but a connector that lets the full pressure of the bottle through a high pressure hose to the fixed bulkhead regulator. I bought one of these by mistake a few years ago in Spain, they are less than €10. I am not an expert but as far as I am aware these should only be connected via a high pressure hose with properly sealed and crimped threaded connectors, not by hose clips.

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Yes your right the one from Brownhills is screwed to bulkhead regulator and also screws to the conector vear the flexible pipe ie, a big nut on one end and the small nut for the regulator.
Been into a rapsol shop and he also said it will fit propane or butane.
 

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