Gas leaking when nozzle connected

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Gas leaking when nozzle connected

#1 Post by brockwell09 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:33 pm

Hi All

I am having problems with my motorhome. When I connect the fill nozzle gas comes out at pressure. do I need the filler replacing ? I realise I know little about the filling system any advice , help greatly appreciated.

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Re: Gas leaking when nozzle connected

#2 Post by Gilbertd » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:26 am

In a word, yes. The back of the pins can wear so the nozzle is not held firmly enough to seal properly. The filler has a non-return valve in it as does the tank inlet so what is escaping is the gas in the hose between the two. See http://tinleytech.co.uk/product-categor ... search=yes for a replacement.
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Re: Gas leaking when nozzle connected

#3 Post by brockwell09 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:32 am

Thanks for replying yet again Gilbert , I guess replacing will mean cracking the nut and letting the pipe empty them ?

I have single hole tanks with tomasetto valves and as I did not realize there is a none return at that end thought I could end up emptying half a tank on the forecourt !

I appreciate the link.

Guy

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Re: Gas leaking when nozzle connected

#4 Post by Gilbertd » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:26 pm

Yup, only bear in mind that 1 litre of liquid becomes 270 litres of vapour so even a short run of pipe can vent off for quite a while. Make sure you get the correct filler, you've got a choice of standard 8mm olive and nut fittings used if the pipe is rigid copper or plastic or JIC fittings if the pipe is a flexible hose.
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Re: Gas leaking when nozzle connected

#5 Post by brockwell09 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:12 pm

wow as much as that ! yes its flexi so have ordered that one

Thanks again
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Re: Gas leaking when nozzle connected

#6 Post by LPGC » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:37 pm

Only the other day I was beside a guy at the Shell station at Barnsdale Bar who was filling a motorhome with LPG and had to hold the gun on his filling point to prevent it leaking. I was just giving a vehicle I'd just converted it's first taste of LPG.
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