Gas bottle adapters

Submitted: Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 17:38
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Hi all
I'm a bit new to the gas bottle thing so bear with me. I've got a 4kg bottle with a POL fitting. Onto that I want to put a gas fuse and then an adapter for 3/8 fitting to my gas stove. Is this ok? Is it too many adapters/things attached. I'll be carrying the gas bottle on the front of my camper.
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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 17:57

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 17:57
Best advice I can give you is to see a qualified Gas plumber / supplier. Get professional advice. Gas regs are complex and vary from state to state.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 18:08

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 18:08
Hi Kevin,

No problem at all mate.
You can buy a gas fuse with a POL fitting to 3/8" left hand outlet. So all you need is a standard 3/8" to 3/8" hose with whatever gender (male/female) fittings you need.

Gase Fuse example with 3/8" outlet

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Reply By: TomH - Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 18:51

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 18:51
Just be aware that a gas fuse wont find a small leak They are really only good for major leaks. Have got two sitting around as they really arent worth the money if only used at home.
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Reply By: Member - RUK42 (QLD) - Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 20:47

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 20:47
I guess I could ask my question another way. I have a 4kg gas bottle with a POL fitting. I have a POL to 3/8 adapter so that I can connect to my gas stove.
Is it worth worrying about a gas fuse? It is a POL to POL gas fuse.
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 at 07:19

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 at 07:19
If you already have the gas fuse, but it is POL to POL, I wouldn't bother.

I have never found the need to ensure anything other than tight fittings.
If the fittings are in good condition they will provide a sound seal.
Just check the rubber sealing rings from time to time for any nicks.

If you are in any doubt as to possible leaks, use a bit of warm soapy water, trickle over the connections and check for any bubbles indicating a leak.





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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 at 07:32

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 at 07:32
A routine soapy water test would be a better safeguard than a gas fuse
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Follow Up By: oldtrack123 - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 at 11:10

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 at 11:10
HI
As others have said
A gas fuse like any fuse will only trip when the flow rate exceeds what it is designed for
That means a busted hose/ pipe or similar leading to a heavy gas flow

They can detect that a minor leak is in the system , if the gas is turned off at the bottle, & sometime later the gas fuse needs to be reset[based on pressure loss in the system ]

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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 at 17:09

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 at 17:09
The Gas Fuse is useful too as an indicator of gas level, but there are other ways of revealing this.
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