Gas Installation Part 3. Regulator and Connections
With the gas tank finally hung under the driver side chassis, and the fill point fitted to the column behind the drivers door, the next job was to connect everything up. Here’s the layout: We originally bought a filter that is supposed to go between the gas tank and the regulator. It screws directly to…
2017-12-14: Gas installation part 2
So this post was drafted as we nearly came to the end of fitting the gas tank and bits and pieces. We were waiting on an inspection by a gas safe engineer who pressure tested the system with a small amount of gas before we filled it with gas. Of course there was always the…
A winter trip to the Lake District
Early December is one of the best times of year to go to the Lake District (one of the best mountainous regions in the UK). So we finished up a few jobs we needed to complete, and installed a couple more prototype bits of furniture and headed north to make the most of it. The weather…
We’re feeling the pressure. We’re going away for 4 days this coming weekend, so we need some basic stuff sorted out in the van. And we’ve hit our 6 month conversion milestone, which means a demanding letter from the insurance company looking for evidence that we’ve converted the van sufficiently from a panel van to…
Hammerite Underbody Seal paint
We’re using this to protect the gas tank, which is mounted under the chassis – i.e. in a space where it’s vulnerable to grit, dirt and road debris. This is recommended by the suppliers of the gas tank, and claims to provide: Heavy duty protection for underbody, wheel arches and other high impact areas. Powerful…
2017-11-02: Gas tank – part 1
I suspect there will be many parts to this series… After much debate, we decided to go with an externally mounted, refillable gas tank. This one came from Gasit in the UK, and it’s about 20 litres.
Planning the gas system
I phoned up Gaslow to ask for advice on building out a gas locker. They advised that a refillable bottle would likely be overkill for our needs, so here, I’m planning a locker and fittings for a returnable bottle such as Calorgas or Campingaz.