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#1 Rawhide

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:59 AM

trying to solve a gas bottle locker issue in that i need to build one in the boat.  The ideal place would restict the height of the gas bottlet to 350mm but no restriction on width.  I am also not too hung up on capacity and i could probably get 3 or 4 into the space so thinking is i can get them at 3kg each replacing the current 9kg would be easily acheivable,

 

Main requirement is that the fitting is the normal bbq type fitting not the smaller camping type.  Anyone know where i could either get an aluminium one custom made or a company that sells random sized bottles?  Google so far only puts me to companies selling standard sizes

 


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#2 chariot

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:44 AM

I have one with the small fitting. Mitre 10 had right angle adapters that gives you the 20mm BBQ fitting. Fits straight onto the top of the bottle. 


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#3 Knot Me... maybe

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:49 AM

 Anyone know where i could either get an aluminium one custom made or a company that sells random sized bottles?  Google so far only puts me to companies selling standard sizes

All gas bottles have to be 'Standards' Approved' which costs big bucks so getting a one off could be very nasty in price. What's more that's NZ approved so the cool glass fibre bottles in Aussie aren't allowed to be used here.

 

What about getting the 2.2kg Alloys, or anyone really, and lying them on their side, would that work? Due to height restrictions mine are mounted on their side.


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#4 Vorpal Blade

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:31 PM

]How about these. Im about to swap out our two rusty old ones for them.

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#5 Rawhide

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:46 PM

two questions,  can you mount gas bottles on there side?  if so then that solves my problem as my current 4.5kg bottles will fit where I want them it lying down. 

Otherwise I looked at the 2.2kg but want the normal fitting as I have had trouble getting them filled with the small fittings before.

 

But maybe this sideways option needs more investigation!


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#6 mattm

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:35 PM

I'm not sure it's a great idea. I shake the one for the home BBQ when it's nearly empty, puts liquid out through the reg instead of gas, which boils off in the hose giving higher pressure = bigger flame, wasn't too out of control with just the odd splash of gas, not sure having a full tank on its side, particularly on a hot day would be a good idea. Also there is something about the burst disk needing to be at the top so it vents gas not liquid if it bursts too. Imagine that in a boat fire, a fountain of liquid LPG being sprayed around, I'm sure a hillbilly has filmed that happening and put it on YouTube somewhere.....
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#7 Sparky

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:56 PM

The LPG powered forklift tootling around the GH hardstand has the gas tank mounted lying down on the back.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:07 PM

Because it is designed to be that way, with a tube from the outlet into the high point of the tank. Normal LPG cylinders are designed to be upright - no tube.
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 06:55 AM

I have seen bottles on their side, they are made for it. They have marked symbols indicating their correct orientation so the out let tube is located at the top side of the container


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 07:09 AM

I feel like we had this very debate recently and KM found you can run them in side no issue
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