LPG bottle dust cap

Submitted: Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 at 16:07
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Does anybody have any suggestions as to where one could purchase a plastic cap that screws into the POL fitting on my gas bottle? Managed to loose one and can't seem to find one at the major hardware stores. The cap keeps the dust out of the fitting whilst the bottle is not in use.
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Reply By: Lindsaydi - Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 at 16:18

Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 at 16:18
Have you tried the people who fill them??
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Reply By: Tony F8 - Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 at 16:25

Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 at 16:25
As said, anyone who fills gas bottles sells them, particularly camping shops.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 at 16:34

Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 at 16:34
In fact I think the refillers are obliged to fit them when filling.

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Follow Up By: Geoffr17 - Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 at 17:01

Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 at 17:01
Yes Allan , in the article listed below by banksy69 it say's the refiller must fit the plug.
They got the customer to buy a plug ? . they should have supplied it.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 18:59

Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 18:59
So should a service station supply a fuel cap if you lose it?

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Follow Up By: 9900Eagle - Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 20:08

Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 20:08
Don't know about the servo Shaker, but you could always ask to pay for one even though bcf just stick one in after a refill. It's my marbles I want them to replace for free.

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Reply By: TomH - Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 at 16:59

Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 at 16:59
Its because they come loose that you LOSE them. They come with a retainer strap on them usually.
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Reply By: GarryR - Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 at 17:28

Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 at 17:28
try BCF that's where I got mine last year
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 at 19:23

Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 at 19:23
I modified a couple of old POL brass male fittings. Added a short chain attached to the bottle.

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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 at 12:15

Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 at 12:15
Exactly. And if you don't have any in the back of the garage go to the recovery mob at the rubbish tip or wherever you state/council allow it and get some that were tossed out. Recyclers is a better word for them.

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Reply By: Member - ACD 1 - Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 at 19:45

Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 at 19:45
Search for Gas cylinder valve safety plug. They are available from CAMEC and Caravans Plus for less than $10. Have also seen them at BCF, Ray's Getaway, Kmart etc in a 2 piece blister pac.



Model available from CAMEC

MOdel available from Caravans Plus

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Follow Up By: Member - ACD 1 - Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 at 19:49

Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 at 19:49
Forgot to add...

I drill a small hole through the handle and add a piec of nylon string to tie around the cylinder valve. If it comes loose, it doesn't get lost.

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Reply By: banksy 69 - Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 at 06:33

Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 at 06:33
I often have a chuckle about those cheap plastic plugs,
LPG at 54 deg exerts a force of 1794 kpa.
They should be brass with an oring.
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 at 08:12

Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 at 08:12
Only intended to keep the dust out.

They don't last in UV light either so turn brittle and break.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ups and Downs - Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 at 08:47

Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 at 08:47
It must be a Qld thing. I have never even seen one in the West.

Not on portable, or on larger household cylinders.

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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 at 08:48

Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 at 08:48
Useful to keep wasps and the like out too.

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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 at 10:56

Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 at 10:56
@banksy. Interesting. I gather in some states you can't carry gas bottles in a vehicle at all.
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 at 14:50

Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 at 14:50
I think Sigmund is on the money - it's a Queensland thing. When I had a bottle refilled up there a while ago I was told that Qld regs said I had to have a plug, which I didn't at the time. They sold me one for a dollar and said every filling station would do the same if needed.

Never had anyone worry about it in any other state.
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Reply By: The Bantam - Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 at 11:07

Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 at 11:07
Seems everything has got cheap and nasty ..... and they still want to hit you up top dollar.

Some years ago it was possible to buy a fairly decent plastic screw in bung with a decent knurled knob that you could get decent a hand full of ... and they came with a piece of chain attached.

Now as has been mentioned the swap and go gas refillers are required to fit one every time they fill a bottle.
The bungs they use will probably cost them 50cents or less as they consider them disposable.

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Reply By: Member - Gary R M (VIC) - Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 at 11:37

Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 at 11:37
Champagne corks work ok.
Once you've emptied the bottle of course.
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Reply By: oetkb - Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 at 18:55

Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 at 18:55
Buy a role of masking or electrical tape and use that.
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Reply By: Malcom M - Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 07:43

Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 07:43
Anaconda ad Gameco both sell them
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Follow Up By: Member - rondesron - Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 20:58

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 20:58
Thanks got them at anaconda
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Reply By: Cybermike - Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 14:39

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 14:39
My small bottle (about 3kg) has a POL with threads on the outside - which holds nicely a chair rubber end cap e.g. https://www.bunnings.com.au/tic-10mm-round-white-rubber-external-chair-tip-4-piece_p4050056 I'm not sure if all POLs are the same size, & not sure what size cap I bought - though there are plenty available & in black or white.
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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 19:30

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 19:30
Gas plug - pick them up at Bunnings for bugger all - no thread - just push them in - never had one fall out.

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