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Post by seanroberts037 on Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:33 pm

Hi all,

Newbie here again  wave

I am about to purcahse a Cadac Safari chef LP BBQ for our moho, question is does anyone know what type of coupler you need to connect to moho?

Cheers

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Re: cadac gas coupler

Post by Gromit on Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:57 pm

Hi Sean

There should have been one with the van - at least there was with ours.

It may be in the gas outlet point or in the little tub that's supposed to be an ashtray I think.

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Re: cadac gas coupler

Post by seanroberts037 on Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:10 pm

Ok cheers Dave, will have a look at the weekend, have ordered one anyway just in case, only a couple of quid  smile!
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Re: cadac gas coupler

Post by Askit on Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:21 pm

Ours was in the cutlery drawer, wondered what the heck it was for several weeks  shrugg

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Re: cadac gas coupler

Post by Eltel on Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:30 pm

Hi Sean

Having just downsized to Nuevo my existing barbecue is a bit on the big size.

Looked at the Safari chef LP at NEC last week 


I'd be interested on how you get on with it 


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Re: cadac gas coupler

Post by Bev & Graham on Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:56 am

We have both, we use the larger one for family/friends gathering and the safari chef when there's just the two of us. It's plenty big enough for two people and lives in the van. We only take the larger one occasionally as it takes up too much room. The safari chef is a good all round investment.
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Re: cadac gas coupler

Post by T25Pete on Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:17 pm

I must say that the Cadac Chef (the small portable one) is brilliant. I have used it for every thing from breakfast on the griddle to a mixed grill for 2 on the BBQ. Using it as a stove is handy when you just want to heat a pan. 
Last year we got by with the chef and a single cooker when we had a gas leak in our van.
It can be a bit of a pig to clean but a good soaking with oven cleaner does the job.
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Re: cadac gas coupler

Post by nuevoboy on Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:26 pm

Just come off a site where I spotted one couple using what I think was  a Cadac.
Their gas hose was around 5 metres long and terminated in a standard regulator connected to a spare propane bottle.
Looks like a possibility for us in future, but I've never seen such a long hose. Are they readily available and if so, can you get them with the necessary couplings for Cadac and regulator.
Thanks, nuevoboy.
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Re: cadac gas coupler

Post by Bev & Graham on Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:59 pm

There will be a maximum length that the hose should be, in the instructions, I am not sure what the length is but I believe that with 5 metres you will loose gas pressure and the BBQ won't perform correctly. With our safari chef it states the maximum length is 1.5 metres. I imagine any Cadac would be the same, but please can I say that is only my personal opinion.
Hope this helps.
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Re: cadac gas coupler

Post by nuevoboy on Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:32 pm

Thanks for that.
I recall a query in MMM (I think) recently where someone was complaining that he felt his 1.5 metre hose was too short, as the BBQ was sited too close to his 'van.
The reply was that 1.5 metres was a standard length.
Confusing, ain't it. 

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Re: cadac gas coupler

Post by Cymro on Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:12 pm

When I bought the Nuevo (and thus for the first time had an external gas point) I also bought a Cadac. I was concerned to ensure that there could be no fat splashes on to the side of the van, or danger of fire. So I bought myslef a longer than normal pipe - about 3m I think (not going to get it out now!). Bought the pipe from Go Outdoors - they sell it off a large reel to whatever length you want. My Cadac words fine with the 3m pipe,
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Post by nuevoboy on Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:41 pm

Thanks Cymro.
Does one specify the fittings (for the BBQ and the regulator) at the time of order to ensure complying with gas safety regulations or are they able to be connected by the purchaser?
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Edit: Sorry, just looked at Go Outdoors website and it seems good old-fashioned jubilee clips are sufficient.
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Re: cadac gas coupler

Post by Wargenwolf on Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:49 pm

My last caravan had a BBQ outlet and even with a longer hose I felt too restricted by being tethered to the side of the van. 
Occasionally I'd end up cooking in the shade while the family were sitting in the sun, or I'd want to move further round the van if it got too windy, so I went back to a standard hose, regulator and bottle.

New van has a built in gas tank and a BBQ point, so I'd better get used to being tethered to the van again, as I'm not carrying a separate cylinder.

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Re: cadac gas coupler

Post by Cymro on Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:24 am

nuevoboy wrote:Thanks Cymro.
Does one specify the fittings (for the BBQ and the regulator) at the time of order to ensure complying with gas safety regulations or are they able to be connected by the purchaser?
nuevoboy.


Edit: Sorry, just looked at Go Outdoors website and it seems good old-fashioned jubilee clips are sufficient.

The motorhome should come with the brass coupler to attach the hose to the external gas point. As you say, the coupler is secured to the hose using a jubilee clip. Likewise the hose is secured to the brass Cadac coupler, which is supllied with the Cadac.
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