transporting gas cylinders

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 11:31
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going up to fraser at end of year ive got a 9kg cylinder with no specific storage for it so travelling from sydney to fraser is fair dangerous with a full cylinder (ive got a triton ute) i normally just tie it in up the back. so i was thinking of just emptying the cylinder travelling up then filling it up at fraser. would this be dangerous or would it just become a peice of metal? roughly how long would it take to empty the cylinder till there was no gas left in the cylinder?is there places i could fill the cylinder at fraser?and last resort if this proves to be a bad way to go about things could i by a cylinder up there?
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 11:55

Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 11:55
Why not put the Cylinder in a milk crate and tie it in there, thats what I used to do with my Ute.

MTing it into the atmosphere? what a waste!! have a few BBQ's until its MT if thats your thing..

Buying one there Im bettign would cost you shiat loads.

YMMV
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Reply By: chopper - Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 12:40

Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 12:40
Go the milk crate idea,

I've always been told that a full cylinder is safer than an almost empty one. I live in Hervey Bay and we do have the cylinder exchange thing around town, that might be an option, dunno.

Fill up the cylinder before getting to the island you'll save heaps.

Honestly, a cylinder in a milk crate (they fit perfectly) FIRMLY secured in a ute tray should be fine. (there is an issue with build upo of static with air passing through the milk crate, but just be sure that you earth it before filling the fuel tank of before using the gas bottle.

Try the BBQ places in Hervey Bay and see if they'll hire a bottle rather than do the exchenge thing.

try
The Gas Cylinder(07) 4128 2111

chopper
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Reply By: Ray M (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 14:29

Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 14:29
I use a plastic crate from Kmart with some rags stuffed in. As long as the cylinder is secure and the valve is healthy I don't see a problem. I returned yesterday after carting a cylinder over 1000k of rough dirts roads without a problem. If this is dangerous I'd like to know about it. I've also got a 50 litre LPG tank under the vehicle, never had a problem with that either.Hooroo
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Reply By: athol - Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 16:43

Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 16:43
The law say's you can carry no more than 9kg inside vehicle (boot) but in the back of a ute it's fine as long as it is secured.I carry 18kg cyl to the farm but those 9kgs are a pain to tie down so I to use milk crates there great mate.
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Reply By: Jack - Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 19:03

Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 19:03
I lug a 9kg cylinger, stored in a milk crate (perfect fit) on my roof rack .. which is chained securely to the rack. Have taken it everywhere and is as safe as a house, as long as I keep my truck on its wheels.
I'm off to Fraser May 6 .. can't wait ...
Jack
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Follow Up By: David N. - Sunday, Apr 27, 2003 at 11:26

Sunday, Apr 27, 2003 at 11:26
Have it on the roof?
In any kind of accident at all- even fairly minor- you have a flying bomb. Pity the poor blighter who you accidently run in to....
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Reply By: jonny dontknowmuch - Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 20:08

Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 20:08
great idea with the milk create my pop owns a massive milk vending business here in sydney. just one question to earth it just bridge a screwy to the a bit of bare metal? not much of a sparky thats all!!!
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Follow Up By: William - Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 22:20

Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 22:20
On the Triton you can fit a 4.5 kg gas bottle either side on the chassis behind the cab. My neighbour has a Triton fitted up like that. If you want a couple of pictures I can e-mail them for you.
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Follow Up By: jonny dontknowmuch - Sunday, Apr 27, 2003 at 09:05

Sunday, Apr 27, 2003 at 09:05
yeah those pictures would be great you can email me at
guyaroser@hotmail.com
thanks will
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Follow Up By: chopper - Sunday, Apr 27, 2003 at 10:03

Sunday, Apr 27, 2003 at 10:03
No, earthing it to the car body won't help, it needs to earth to ground, (the four big black round things are pretty good insulators.)
This doesn't need to be a hassle, you should ground jerry cans to earth before filling, and should always be sure to rest the bowser nozzle on the fuel filler as this earths the vehicle.

If you were to wrap a piece of wire around the handle of the bottle and onto some bare metal of the chassis it would be one less hassle but it won't earth it as such.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 23:06

Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 23:06
Funny, hope dairy farmers lawyers dont see this, as there are good fines these days for having milk crates at home or in use other than by authorised people!

I had about 20 at home in bleep ney for a while for various things.
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Reply By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 27, 2003 at 08:20

Sunday, Apr 27, 2003 at 08:20
jonny,

just came back from Fraser, $33 to fill a 9kg bottle at Cathedral beach, but go to Eurong or happy valley and its sure to be cheaper.

have a great trip.

Bonz________________________________>
Fraser Island Dreaming
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Reply By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Monday, Apr 28, 2003 at 00:07

Monday, Apr 28, 2003 at 00:07
WARNING- only way to empty LPG is to burn it off.

LPG does not mix with air
if u empty a bottle to atmosphere the gas falls to the ground then rolls to the lowest spot if it gets ignited " KBOOM "

Take carePrado TD Auto
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