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Old 29-05-2016, 11:10   #16
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In W-Europe a lot of cars are driven bij "LPG". It's not allowed here to fil gas bottles (f.i. Camping Gaz) for coocking/heating with this "LPG". However....
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Old 29-05-2016, 11:29   #17
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Wow! a seemingly non-boat non-house regulator in a boat? Is there, somewhere out of the picture, the ABYC standard solenoid cut-off for gas flow so you can isolate the bottle from a switch in the galley? Having seen one questionable item in the gas system, I would recommend a review: Pressure guage for testing leak-down after the solenoid is shut off, solenoid, regulator, one hose with no joints reaching the stove, or if multiple uses, all the joints in the gas bottle storage box that vents off the boat, and hoses in good shape. Hard-wired gas detactor on the cabin sole by the stove. Whatever the composition of the gas, it's more dense than air, and a failure outside the vented box means a boat full of explosive gas/air mixtures. Inspect that system!
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Old 29-05-2016, 11:49   #18
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In W-Europe a lot of cars are driven bij "LPG". It's not allowed here to fil gas bottles (f.i. Camping Gaz) for coocking/heating with this "LPG". However....
According to wiki, Camping Gaz in refillable containers is only butane no propane.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campingaz

Since normal LPG containers could contain all propane the pressure will be higher. Camping Gaz containers are probably not designed for the higher pressures.

At 110 degrees F propane is 204 psig. Butane is 47 psig.
Propane Butane Mixures - Evaporation Pressures


It probably was important in your earlier post to use the Z in Campingaz, a trademarked name for a specific product to let people know that you were differentiating LPG from gaz.
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Old 29-05-2016, 11:58   #19
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Wow! a seemingly non-boat non-house regulator in a boat? Is there, somewhere out of the picture, the ABYC standard solenoid cut-off for gas flow so you can isolate the bottle from a switch in the galley? Having seen one questionable item in the gas system, I would recommend a review: Pressure guage for testing leak-down after the solenoid is shut off, solenoid, regulator, one hose with no joints reaching the stove, or if multiple uses, all the joints in the gas bottle storage box that vents off the boat, and hoses in good shape. Hard-wired gas detactor on the cabin sole by the stove. Whatever the composition of the gas, it's more dense than air, and a failure outside the vented box means a boat full of explosive gas/air mixtures. Inspect that system!
OP said the boat was from France. ABYC is American Boat ... I don't know what the standards in the rest of the world are now, but based on boats I've chartered and a couple I've crawled around on, others in the world are not nearly as worried about propane as is the U.S.
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OP said the boat was from France. ABYC is American Boat ... I don't know what the standards in the rest of the world are now, but based on boats I've chartered and a couple I've crawled around on, others in the world are not nearly as worried about propane as is the U.S.

Yeah. Point well taken. KA-BOOM
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