under van gas tank help please

Discussion in 'Mech Tech' started by Beaver, May 14, 2019.

  1. Hello all,

    I'm sure this must have been covered before, but I searched and couldn't find what I'm looking for.

    Anyway, onto my problem.....

    I've fitted a gas tank from a US bus under mine, so I don't have to worry about carrying bottles in the van and vent holes in the floor etc.

    I only intend to use it to run the fridge ( lift in/out the van style rather than permanently fitted) and maybe a cooker/ bbq on occasion too, again, outside the van.

    The regulator that came on the van must be 40+ years old and I'm trying to find a replacement. It's currently fitted with a selection of elbows and joints etc, with a selection of tapered/non-tapered threads in multiple sizes.

    Does anyone know where I might be able to find a replacement please?

    I emailed one promising looking company, who turned out to be less than helpful.

    I'm sure others will have been in this situation before.

    Thank you

    Beav :)
  2. This is what came with it[​IMG]

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  3. In an ideal world, I'd also like to change the barbed fitting to a one way quick release joint too.

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  4. Dazza

    Dazza Eyebrow not high brow

  5. Thank you, just reading through that other thread and it's all a bit confusing for a simpleton like me.

    What does 2 stage mean?

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  6. Hmm two parts to it. I'll try and find a link
  7. There's not very much space between the bit on the tank the regulator screws to and the edge of the metal shielding guard thing, I think that's why it has the right angle joints.

    I'll take a pic in situ tomorrow as it's a bit dark out now

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  8. Is that 2 parts in one unit, or do I need 2 separate things?

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  9. 2 parts in one unit.
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  10. Thank you, I really appreciate the help

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  11. This is the space I have to play with, I'm not sure that one is going to fit[​IMG]

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  12. hmm yes not much room at all. single stage reg then and some right angle fittings like you already have or maybe look at a bulkhead mounted one?

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