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Old 01-08-2010, 19:18   #1
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Filling Australian LPG Bottles in Indonesia ?

Ahoy, anyone know how to get Aussie gas LPG bottles , 9kgs, filled in Indonesia? I am in sibolga and they have a different adaptor fitting!
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You should always bring along a fill fittings for your bottles with barb adaptors to 6mm and 9mm hose. And some pressure hose. That hose can be then, most often, attached to a local fitting for filling your bottles using the upside down propane dance.

You might be able to cannibalize an existing fitting of yours.
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Old 02-08-2010, 14:32   #3
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gas bottles

The marina in Bali can get them refilled. Also get yourself an Aussy male fitting for your bottle buy a regulator with a indon fitting, join the 2 together with hose, rent a bottle of gas connect the 2 together ,it helps to invet the donor bottle and also try and keep your bottle cool.you willneed this in Malaysia as well. Once you get to thailand they have AUS/UK/US gas bottles.
Do not do this on board your boat. make sure there are no naked flames or smokers nearby.
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Cheers stolen kiss, so you connect the two bottles remove the regulator from the auusie connection so that it is straight through, then loosen the bleed screw on the aussie bottle and open both valves and wait for lpg to squirt out of the ausiie bottle bleed screw, if the indon bottle has a bigger capacity?
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You must do whatever is required to get liquid out of the donor bottle. Usually this is done by inverting it. No need to cool the receiving bottle as the evaporation will cool it plenty. Some nanny-state bottles cannot be filled thru the vapor outlet but have a second fill fitting. Yes, normally you will open the bleed screw. Maybe only a little.

Do not ever do this in a marina or near a boat.
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PLease be careful if you must do this.
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I have watched 15 year old kids fill my lpg bottles at hardware stores at least 50 times, I will be careful, and only do it off the boat in private.
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I apologise if it sounded like I was talking down to you. That was not my intention. I retired as a captain after 17 years in the fire service, and I have seem some terrible incidents. Such as a valve assembly deeply implanted in a service-man's groin
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Ouch, in the groin!!!!! Dont want that bluey???? Your advice is very much appreciated, thanks.
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If you hang the full tank upside down in the sun above the tank to be filled, and keep the tank to be filled in the shade and covered with damp towels, you don't need to open the bleed screw at all. This method is relatively safe, and fills a tank in an hour or two.
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