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Originally Posted by Devonboy View Post
When I over-wintered in Portugal I had a fine old job trying to get the new adaptor and really got to know the meaning of ‘mañana’! Eventually I had to go on eBay and get one sent from the UK.
Just found this thread which has some very pertinent information......
It might be time for a number of people to try contacting Gaslow about their terms and conditions.
I also believe the comments that a Calor bottle may well have a life expectancy in excess of 43 years....
Further information from any of us would be welcomed.....
Since it is a straightforward gas cylinder I wonder if other testers may be able to test and certify these cylinders.
|Devonboy||Yes in the last 4 weeks I have used the French adaptor & the German adaptor. Have not come across the bullet connector as yet.|
I suspect that ALL will pass the visual and then the hydraulic test as the pressure inside LPG cylinders is very low c/w compressed air cylinders commonly used in diving where the WORKING pressure may be 232b (4351 psi) and the hydraulic test pressure half as high again.
Testing cylinders is fascinating - I used to get involved while a BSAC National Instructor and Regional Coach. Totally safe process, inspect inside and outside visually for defects, scuffs, pitting etc., fill with water, measure original circumference,compress to test pressure with hydraulic press, measure expansion, leave to stand for set period, reduce pressure and remeasure. If "permanent set" is >10% of original then it is failed and cut into two.
The weakest part is always the seal at the top - the type of connection determined the maximum pressure allowed for e.g. A clamp or screw fitting.....
Those were the days.....
But LPG is around 135 psi at 70 F rising to 180 at 90 F i.e. around 10 b at normal temperatures..... so MUCH lower than compressed air. Other gases have lower pressures too, but that's another story....
So the chances of any Gaslow type cylinder failing are VERY low unless it has been really abused or is corroded externally. I would be interested to hear about the exchange price though...l. Only a few more years fornours and it is the DATE ON THE CYLINDER that determines NOT the installation date.
Originally Posted by powerplus View Post
I wonder how much the exchange fee is then, I suppose the old ones go back to Gaslow and then some will be tested and go back out perhaps.
Agree 15 years for the cylinders but many hoses come with a FIVE year life - the steel shrouded hoses are not included, but we used to have to replace ALL gas hose in our ambulances every five years.
The hoses are date stamped and that has to be used as the lifetime limit and in an ambulance many of the hoses are routed behind cupboards and bulkheads - not an easy task to replace......
I believe the same regs apply on all pressure hoses.......
yes i dont think we bother to check them but i am sure most if not all need to be tested when 15yrs old, even calor bottles have are- test date of 15 yrs
this is what gaslow say for there latest bottles and i wonder how we stand with our insurance if they are not done
ORIGINAL DESIGN GASLOW REFILLABLE CYLINDER
The standard range of Gaslow Refillable cylinders were designed in 6kg and 11kg sizes specifically to fit all Caravans and Motorhomes. They are European Approved and carry a full 15 year warranty* on the complete system, including the non-rubber, stainless steel filler hoses.
For complete safety, the specially designed and European Pi approved Filler Valves automatically shut off the gas when the cylinder is 80% full - preventing the dangers associated with overfilling. * After 15 years you MUST take your cylinder(s) to your local dealer who will exchange them for new cylinders charging a replacement fee
|Pudsey_Bear||I've not seen any posts on checking them on here Barry and I've been here over ten years now.|
i just am wondering if anyone checks there date for a retest on thair gas bottles
most bottles need re-testing after 10 years
at the show last weekend i looked at the date on some refillable bottles that a dealer was selling and they were allready 2 years old
Originally Posted by Pudsey_Bear View Post
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