My cooker runs on calor gas. I have two 47kg cylinders, both connected
by rubber hoses to a switchover valve on the outside wall.
One hose is red and connected at both ends by a jubilee clip. It is
perished and leaking at the cylinder end. The other hose is black and
has a different type of connection at each end, via a kind of nozzle
held onto the hose by a metal collar, and connected to the cylinder and
valve by brass hex nuts.
I inherited this set-up. Obviously I need to change the red hose. Anyone
know how to specify what I should order? Is it easy to fit these things
I have a similar setup (without the leak) and the hoses and regulator most
certainly aren't the property of Calor - I should know since I installed
I bought them from a tool-hire place that also sells bottled gas.
But only a partial refund. It's a sliding scale that decreases with years
of "ownership". Calor used to list all the details on their website but it
would seem now that you have to phone them. I wonder why they've gone all
coy about their miserable refunds? It's almost as if they don't want you
ISTR the cylinders are some sort of mild steel. Does LPG have a corrosive
effect over time ? They all come stamped with serial numbers. IIRC the
original design dates back to 1947. They had the original technical
drawings round the corner in operations, when I worked there. In a
special filing cabinet for such things ...
On Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:25:58 +0000 (UTC), Tim+ wrote:
Bulk tanks are the proprty of the supplier and you are, AIUI, tied to
You can buy 47 kg cylinders from any where and from any body. You can
buy the change over valve/regulator over the counter in a decent
The hose from cylinder to regulator needs to be a high pressure one.
I thought that orange was HP and black LP but looking at BES:
It's not that clear cut as the changeover/regulator kits come with
black hose. Hoses normally have some printing on giving rating etc.
Maybe it's a UV thing? More research required on that.
Shouldn't be difficult to change the hoses. Several sizes available
and use stainless jubilee clips to hold the hose on, don't skimp on
On Thursday, 23 April 2015 18:13:05 UTC+1, Dave Liquorice wrote:
I think the different fittings mean he has a choice of supplier -useful if one of them wants to be funny about supplies.
Go Outdoors .co.uk has a selection of these things in plain view if you ever need to ponder the alternatives.
On Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:55:31 -0700 (PDT), Weatherlawyer wrote:
This is bottled not bulk gas. You can buy from anywhere from your
local garage to calor direct. Connector types differentiate the gas
not the supplier.
AFAIAA propane (orange) cylinders all have the lefthand thread taper
POL connector and hand valve. The POL can connect to hose (at high
pressure) or a regulator.
Butane (blue) cylinders have a clip on connector that operates a
valve in the cylinder connector when fitted. I don't think you can
get a clip on that doesn't have a regulator.
Patio gas butane/propane mix? (green) has a different connector,
something akin to the butane one I think.
Below that you have the tiddly cylinders that campers use for camping
stoves or lanterns. They can be proprietary, Camping Gaz, but a lot
use a standard 10 mm(?) screw on thing.
Thanks to all for your help. I have switched the good (black) hose onto
the full cylinder and junked the leaky red hose, with the aid of nothing
more complex than a spanner. Calor say they will supply and connect a
new hose for £10 when they bring me a new (full) cylinder this week.
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