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Post by Paddington on Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:12 pm

Hi
If I'm skiing in France and run out of lpg with no supply nearby, can I connect the lpg tank to pre bought propane cannisters? If so what adapters would I need to buy and what cylinders do I look for on the continent. Thanks
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Post by Gromit on Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:55 pm

If you've got an external bbq point, get a regulator for any locally available cylinder (the regulator is absolutely essential) and feed in the gas there.

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Post by bolero boy on Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:45 am

For their refillable bottled system, Gaslow produce a hose that connects an external bottle to the filler port and the gas flows via the refillable bottle and normal bulkhead regulator and on into the van.

its designed for when you dont want to move the van to fill but local bottles are available...as in your situation. the filler hose would obviously need to be able to connect to the French bottle but, from memory, the std 21.8 LH threaded nut should fit.

whether this simple approach will work with an underslung tank i cant say but may be worth investigating with Gaslow or AS.

good luck.

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Post by Suppersready on Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:21 am

This is mine ...

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Post by Cymro on Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:50 am

There's a thread on this subject. I reproduce below Spospe's  succinct summary of what to do. I've tried it out and can confirm that it works.
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Post by Spospe on Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:20 pm
To use an external gas bottle to supplement an underslung gas tank.

1) turn off the master tap on the underslung tank. This will prevent any gas either entering, or leaving said tank. The reason for this is to avoid emptying the underslung tank if it is not already empty.

2) Connect the external bottle to the bbq point via its own, bottle mounted regulator.

3) enjoy new supply of gas.
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Post by Gromit on Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:59 pm

Thanks Cymro

Your first hand experience proves the point, and Spospe's item No. 1 (which I forgot to mention) allows for the use of an external bottle while retaining the contents of the underslung tank.
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Post by Suppersready on Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:32 pm

The OP asked for a connection method to feed gas via an external bottle supply if their underslung tank ran out ... my link offers a solution that does not require a additional regulator and does not need the isolation of the on board tank before use. 
This is the simplest solution ...
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Post by Gromit on Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:07 pm

Yes, but he's in France at the moment and has run out of gas.

Will that hose be available in France? I don't know, but I doubt if it would be as easy to find as an LPG station to top up???
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Post by marconi on Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:42 pm

Paddington wrote:Hi
If I'm skiing in France and run out of lpg with no supply nearby, can I connect the lpg tank to pre bought propane cannisters? If so what adapters would I need to buy and what cylinders do I look for on the continent. Thanks

As far as French Cylinders go, the big Butagaz 13Kg cylinder is perhaps the most widely available, small outlets in ski regions will often swap for other brands if they don't have the same with no extra deposit. If you are near an Intermache Supermarket they are the cheapest deposit (1euro) and cheapest gas, at 10Kg the cylinder is not too big. Both are 21.8 LH thread connector.
Most convenient to carry as a spare, for just in case you need it, is the light weight Le Cube, lots of Filling stations have them, that needs a clip on connector to 21.8 LH.

The Gaslow Reserve Cylinder Hose has the 28.1 LH Female Connector. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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Post by Suppersready on Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:03 pm

Hi Gromit wrote:Yes, but he's in France at the moment and has run out of gas.

Will that hose be available in France? I don't know, but I doubt if it would be as easy to find as an LPG station to top up???

He actually states “ ... IF ... I’m skiing France and run out “ ...  so I assume he’s forward thinking the potential issue, and of course adaptors are available from Gasit for oversea travel.
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Post by bolero boy on Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:53 am

Suppersready wrote:
Hi Gromit wrote:Yes, but he's in France at the moment and has run out of gas.

Will that hose be available in France? I don't know, but I doubt if it would be as easy to find as an LPG station to top up???

He actually states “ ... IF ... I’m skiing France and run out “ ...  so I assume he’s forward thinking the potential issue, and of course adaptors are available from Gasit for oversea travel.
this is correct and was the same question i answered...with the gaslow version of the hose.
the only difference to SR's answer was that the hose i suggested terminates in a 21.8 LH threaded nut which fits directly onto some french and german (i think) bottles but gives the option to connect further adaptors for any market, like spain (jumbo) etc.
SP's link is to a hose especiall for the use of a uk POL calor-type bottle which would need further adaptors to convert to a hose which can connct to a french bottle.
so no need to carry other regulators if touring further afield.

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Post by Gromit on Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:00 am

Specsavers here I come!  :rolleye0013:
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Post by modelman on Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:06 pm

Don't mean to throw a proverbial 'spanner in the works' here, but my interpretation of  a gas 'cannister' is one of those little aerosol size  cans used for blowlamps etc. 

Was this what Paddington was on about I wonder??

Or am I way off!!

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