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Author Topic: Cheeper Gas for 901 or 907 Gaz Canisters  (Read 648 times)
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Donk's Dad
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« on: December 17, 2015, 02:07:08 PM »

I took a tip from someone and bought two gas hoses (pig Tail's) and chopped the end off of one and fitted it to the other. I then got a Calor Gas  regulator (a straight through one) and a Gaz Cylinder connector Valve.

By putting the valve on an EMPTY 901 or 907 Gaz cylinder and connecting it to a bigger calor gas bottle turned upside down it's possible to re-fill the small cylinders. (possibly illegal)  for a fraction of the cost.

The last full 901 i bought in early 2013 cost £30 but to refill it as described cost me around £3.
Taking in the £20 or so it cost for the fittings i am already in profit !
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2015, 02:11:42 PM »

Thought a photo might help ?
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2016, 01:58:36 PM »

Having seen the price of camping gas this is a good idea!
Of course it means you have to buy the calor bottle aswell...
Read a tip to put a drop of sunflower oil on the ball valve ever now and then.

http://www.gasproducts.co.uk

Seems to be a good place to get parts.

Of course who would do this to blow themselves up?
llywelyn1984 raises hand...almost blew the shed up playing with my penny stove on the weekend...this is right up my street.
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2016, 02:09:12 PM »

I have the bigger "Calor" gas bottle already for the Bar-B-Q !

Not a lot of difference involved connecting the Calor Gas bottle to the Gaz bottle than when you connect it to the Bar-B-Q.   Same sort of hose and similar fittings used !
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2016, 04:40:07 PM »

How do you know how much to put in the Camping Gaz cylinder?
I assume that you have to leave a bit of space to allow for expansion?

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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2016, 07:00:59 PM »

On the top of the Gaz cylinder is stamped a weight ( i thinks its something like 2.4 KG)
so i stand the empty cylinder on a set of bathroom scales and fill it up to this weight.

But i dot think it really matters as the pressure in the big Calor cylinder is not to high and i dont think it would force much more gas into the Gaz cylinder any way !

I also think that as the big Calor cylinder empties if will force less gas into the smaller one, but only time will tell as its still quite full.
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