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Hello kind peeps,

I know nothing about gas heaters but know I want one. :lol:

Can anyone recommend a Propane Heater that could be wall fixed and fed from my underslung LPG tank, is quite pretty and where I might buy it from?

Many thanks,

Shane.....
 

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Simplelife said:
Can anyone recommend a Propane Heater that could be wall fixed and fed from my underslung LPG tank,
Hi Shane

What does the LPG tank supply at the moment? I don't know why but get a feeling that you may be describing an LPG tank that supplies the vehicle engine. ( I am sure that I read one of your threads about this before :wink: )

The type of tank that is designed to supply vapour is, I think, different to one that supplies liquid gas to the engine. I am not an Autogas LPG user or any where near being an expert :roll: so you may need to ask some questions or investigate this as I have never heard of a dual purpose tank...but they may exist :roll: and I am betting someone on here will know :wink:

Please ignore this post if it is a vapour feed tank :wink:

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Thankyou very much Bob, will check them out. :)

Thankyou Mags, brilliant too, will check out also. £115 beats the price of a wood stove! :)

Thankyou Mike.... but there has been a twist to the tale.... on asking the seller where the LPG tank was underslung (I'd never seen it while doing other jobs), the reply came that he had got mixed up with the LPG tank on his other camper... so I have NOT got an underslung LPG tank! :lol:

This is not a problem though. I will run a normal blue refillable Propane tank to my 2 hobs and grill, heater (which ever I choses to buy) and the outside BBQ gas tap.... where ever that is? Maybe I will not have one afterall! :lol:

Next question, regarding safety/legality/insurance etc. must a gas bottle be stored in an outside locker or can it be brought in side, secured under the sink and remain there?Many thanks,

Shane.....
 

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Next question, regarding safety/legality/insurance etc. must a gas bottle be stored in an outside locker or can it be brought in side, secured under the sink and remain there?Many thanks,
Shane.....
It must have a gas drop-out, so the answer will be "No" I fear, unless you box it in and construct a suitable drop-out for it.

Incidentally, blue is butane - propane is red.

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Simplelife said:
Next question, regarding safety/legality/insurance etc. must a gas bottle be stored in an outside locker or can it be brought in side, secured under the sink and remain there?Many thanks,
Shane.....
It must have a gas drop-out, so the answer will be "No" I fear, unless you box it in and construct a suitable drop-out for it.

Incidentally, blue is butane - propane is red.

Dave
Thankyou Dave. I think I meant Propane that can be used in freezing weather.

Drop out? What is a gas drop out Dave? I was one at school but I think you mean something else don't you? 8)

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Holes in the floor! 8O (No, I'm not joking. :D )

Both butane and propane are heavier than air, so if there is a leak the gas will fall out of the van through holes in the floor, rather than collect and create a quick passport to heaven!! 8O 8O

As I said, you could box it in, but I'm not sure of the regulations regarding what material you would have to use, and whether it would need to be fully sealed to the inside of the van.

Somebody will know the regs. :D

Dave
 

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Thankyou Dave, holes in floor I can do easy enough! If it goes boom I doubt much could contain it but regs are there to be adhered to. I shall look into it.

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the regs re, LPG gas are there for a very good reason, your safety,
Please be very careful making any mods to gas systems,I have known people in the trade to get burnt.
Take care.
 
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