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Gas usage

Post by samleeds on Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:12 pm

Im guessing I am not alone when i wonder how much gas a gas bottle yields per liter or KG and how much a gas ring, oven or gas fire uses.

I have an 11kg refillable that sits in my van and I just fill her up every so often but it would be nice to know if there are any gas experts on here that can give approximate usage figures so we can all guesstimate how long a bottle will last. 

Ive googled it but the answers come back mostly based on home usage and when we get to caravans and motorhomes, the old ''it depends'' answers keep coming back.

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Re: Gas usage

Post by modelman on Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:19 pm

''it depends''  hugegrins hugegrins hugegrins

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Re: Gas usage

Post by Gromit on Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:22 pm

How long is a piece of string?

You are correct, it depends on so many factors that it's almost impossible to offer an average figure. The best suggestion I can pass on to you is to monitor your own usage, and after a period you will have a pretty good idea of how much you use in the different seasons, both on and off hook up.

I don't think there's a more reliable way to get accurate, personal information.

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Re: Gas usage

Post by bikeralw on Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:59 pm

I can give a definitive answer to this.., well, more or less.
Twenty seven days touring the continent in summer, no EHU whatsoever as we stayed either at aires or wild camped on beaches.
Water heated for an hour in the morning for a shower each and an hour in the evening for washing up and bathroom use. 
Several rings on the hob used for one hot meal a day.
Fridge operating on gas whenever we were stationary.
Space heater never used.
We got through one and a half 6kg bottles. 9kg in total, or 1kg every three days.
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Re: Gas usage

Post by RML on Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:22 pm

Not definitive but when travelling to Spain during the winter using gas for night heating, cooking, showers and the fridge when stationary 1*11kg lasted about 3 weeks.
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Re: Gas usage

Post by roli on Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:27 am

On our last van (11kg GasIt system) with mixed sites I reconned 0.5ltr / day average over the year.
You will obviously use more than this rallying on non hook up sites during the winter, but a lot less during the summer if on MHU

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Re: Gas usage

Post by easylifer on Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:44 pm

roli wrote:On our last van (11kg GasIt system) with mixed sites I reconned 0.5ltr / day average over the year.
You will obviously use more than this rallying on non hook up sites during the winter, but a lot less during the summer if on MHU
Give us a clue Roli. How many litres to a kilogram?

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Re: Gas usage

Post by Gromit on Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:55 pm

easylifer wrote:
Give us a clue Roli. How many litres to a kilogram?
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Two - more or less.

LPG kg to litres (1kg = 1.96L) or litres to kg (1L = 0.51kg)

Mr Google knows everything!! hugegrins

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Re: Gas usage

Post by logburner on Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:55 pm

Shame there isn't a reliable level of gas gauge available.........all a bit hit and miss, I'm afraid... shrugg I have a small 3.9kg bottle as a spare, incase, or for WHEN, the big one runs out........hugegrins
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Re: Gas usage

Post by landyman on Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:04 am

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Re: Gas usage

Post by Gromit on Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:08 am

logburner wrote:Shame there isn't a reliable level of gas gauge available.........all a bit hit and miss, I'm afraid... shrugg    I have a small 3.9kg bottle as a spare, incase, or for WHEN, the big one runs out........hugegrins  
There is a reliable method, but it's very inconvenient and unlikely to be practically useful except before a holiday abroad (which is why I'll mention it here. May help someone.  smile! ).

You can weigh the cylinder and subtract the tare weight (which is stamped on the neck of the bottle) and that will give a pretty accurate indication. Then if you want the answer in litres the calculation is simple enough. 

Not much use if you have an underslung tank though!! Whistle1  shrugg

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