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Old 14-02-2011, 15:45   #1
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ABCs of Propane

I need to replace the gas hose on my boat and planned to do it on my last visit to Greece, but when I looked into it I quickly realised I don't even have a clue about how to even disconnect the bottle. I've only ever used gas bottles with a valve on the bottle so I don't have a clue even if it is possible (or safe) to remove the regulator/valve unit when the bottle has gas in it.

How the heck do these things work? I can't even find on google the same set-up.

I realise I can easily remove the hose from the regulator, but because of my uncertainty decided in the end to put it in the too hard basket for now.
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Old 14-02-2011, 16:14   #2
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Take a look under the cap on the spare bottle. I'm thinking their will be a Schrader valve there. It looks like a valve stem on an inner tube.

If so, I would suspect it's safe to unscrew the regulator. It is a spare tank after all. I doubt a tank can be filled through a regulator as well, so there has to be a valve there in my opinion.
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Thats a Camping Gaz system... lift out the bottle, grip regulator firmly in left hand and spin bottle with the right... there's a self sealing valve in the neck of the bottle... you'll get a hiss for a second as the seat is depressed/released but thats all just reverse process for new bottle making sure you screw down all the way...
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