I'm a new to the campervan club , as I only bought mine about two months ago. One of my gas bottles is empty and I am trying to get find a source, my issue is that all the gas suppliers I have been to so far do supply propane but not with the correct ( for my van) connector on top . I have attached pictures of my empty cannister with the regulator. Can anyone point me to a supplier in galway or surrounding areas that can supply this.
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I think you should change the regulator too, get the screw on type, it's much easier to get bottles, I don't think I've ever seen one like that, is your van post 2004, if so it should have a built-in regulator and you will only need a pig tail
Pop yourself into Martyn’s Fuels on the Tuam Rd, right next to Walsh’s Heating & Plumbing and get your gas there. Then pop into Walsh’s and get yourself a regulator to match if you van’s one doesn’t. Your only talking €6 ish. Hold onto your old regulator, you never know when you might need it again.
I have never seen a regulator like that. I notice the 50mbar sticker which seems very high pressure. Mine is only 30 or so. Might need to be careful how your equipment in the van reacts to a lower pressure regulator being put on. Im no gas technician but I think that may have caused some of the problems I had with my original gas boiler when I switched to a slightly higher pressure regulator. Go with propane if you can as it freezes at a much lower temperature than propane. So propane makes more sense in Ireland than Portugal!
That looks to me what we would call patio gas ,my daughter got a new BBQ in Woodies recently and the regulator look exactly like that one in the picture .just take off the clip and fit a propane regulator.
Do I need a gas technician to change the regulator, is it a big job?
No just You or someone confident enough to use a screw driver may need a bit of force to pull regulator off the hose once clip is undone. When new ones in place with clip tightened fit reg into bottle turn gas on then spray joints with some soapy water to check for leaks
So if the OP’s regulator does in fact fit the patio gas cylinders, available at B&Q and other outlets, could she not just get the patio gas? Patio gas is just Propane, so she would have the benefits of winter usage, as well as being able to keep the original regulator.
Just get a yellow butane bottle and you should be OK
When we bought the first Motorhome it had the same regulator as yours and no gas cylinder, I thought it was the normal yellow butane gas bottle which I used in it for five years without any problem, summer, winter and it never froze either. The first I heard of propane was when there was a red cylinder in the current van.
True enough, as Chausson puts it, just get the gas that fits. Worry about operating temperatures if and when it ever becomes an issue.
What needs to be considered is availability of the bottles will you be able to get a exchange easily where ever you are also the price if these bottles are more expensive maybe a good idea to change the reg anyway What is the most common easily sourced propane bottle in Ireland. In the UK it would be Calor but there are cheaper alternatives but not so easily sourced
As I mainly use my van in France I use French gas bottles
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