Best Gauge for Butane Bottles

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Best Gauge for Butane Bottles

Post by stevomar on Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:54 am

Hi

We carry 2 butane bottles in our Trident. I'm never quite sure when they are empty so I'm thinking of fitting a Gauge to indicate the level of butane remaing in the bottle. Can anyone recommend one and will I have to change the regulator ? I've seen the Gaslow gauges on ebay but the description on how they fit on isn't very clear.

Thanks in advance for any advice

Stevo

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Gaslow Changeover Gauges

Post by zappy61 on Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:35 am

Hi Stevo,
Do you mean changeover gauges? Like these [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. Simple to fit and allows change over of gas bottles.

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Re: Best Gauge for Butane Bottles

Post by stevomar on Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:03 am

Hi Graham

That's the sort of thing I've seen. I suppose the change over gauges have 2 inlets as opposed the single ilet type. Would I need an extra pipe from the spare bottle and a new regulator ?

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Re: Best Gauge for Butane Bottles

Post by orian on Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:05 am

Hi Stevo,

You have a PM.

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Gaslow Changeover Gauges

Post by zappy61 on Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:27 am

Yes you would need the set up as shown, you already have one pipe from the bottle to the regulator so I think you would need another pipe for the other side of the gauge.

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Re: Best Gauge for Butane Bottles

Post by kenjones on Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:22 pm

I use a simple gaslow gauge like this.

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It fits on to the cylinder and the pigtail pipe screws on to it. I usually leave it on the pipe when changing cylinders.
Due to limited space in the gas locker I can't use a gauge on the regulator (can't see it) and a changeover type gauge that goes on two cylingers is impossible to fit and still see the dials.
This gauge is great in warm weather but when the temp is near freezing the butane stays liquid and shows a false empty reading.
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