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Gaslow Rubber Hose Assemblies and Oily Substance in Regulators

There is confusion within the Caravan and Motorhome market regarding the problems caused by an oily substance preventing bulk mounted regulators from passing gas.

A PDF file of an investigation report by the National Caravan Council in January 2007 is
Available at the bottom of this article.

From a test carried out by Gaslow, it supported the argument that the oil was in fact plasticiser which had been extracted from the high pressure hose.

All rubber hoses are manufactured to the British Standard which allows for up to 10% extractables. Understanding the significance of extractables Gaslow have always used a more expensive high quality rubber hose which is produced with an extractability of only 2%, however we have still seen a few hoses with the oily substance.

We do not, however, understand why the problem of regulator blockage has manifested itself to the existent that it has. The NCC report estimates only a 4% incident rate of regulator blockage but we have been selling similar systems for over 20 years using the same type of hose and have never seen a problem with any of our systems. That said we have had a few of our systems recently effected one of which was used in the forensic test mentioned above.

Whilst the industry is continuing to monitor the situation and make certain recommendations Gaslow is continuing to supply its high pressure rubber hose assemblies to the market and incorporating them in our own Gaslow systems.

In the meantime we have taken the view that if we eliminate the possibility of plasticiser altogether the evidence suggests it should resolve the blockage issue. For this reason we have pioneered a range of Flexible Stainless Steel Hose Assemblies which are rubber free and now available.

National Caravan
Council Limited

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High Pressure Hoses
Difficulty in connecting to your Propane Cylinders?
Can’t find a spanner when you need one?
The NEW Gaslow EASY-FIT Propane
High Pressure Hose Assembly
Connect to your Propane cylinder
without using a spanner
This European approved design has a sealing
rubber dome so with its handwheel you can
create a perfect hand-tight seal without
using a spanner.
Available lengths :-
01-6045 Propane Easy-Fit 0.45 metre hose
01-6055 Propane Easy-Fit 0.75 metre hose
01-6070 Propane Easy-Fit 1.50 metre hose

Oil in your regulator?...
The NEW range of Stainless Steel Hoses

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Flexible Stainless Steel Inner eliminates oily plasticiser extraction which can cause regulator failure

PROPANE EASY-FIT
Stainless Steel
01-6040-SS 0.45 metre hose
01-6050-SS 0.75 metre hose
01-6065-SS 1.50 metre hose

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21.8 LH Stainless Steel
01-6010-SS 0.45 metre hose
01-6020-SS 0.75 metre hose
01-6035-SS 1.50 metre hose

Independently tested and approved hose is used to manufacture Gaslow high pressure hose assemblies. Available with either Butane or Propane connections - they simply screw on to the inlet of all Gaslow changeover systems and will also fit the inlet of all makes of the 30mbar Caravan regulator.

Note: - Specification for the hose is the same for ALL High Pressure hoses – we are only referring to the cylinder connections when describing Butane or Propane.

COUNTRY

MODEL NUMBER

LENGTH

21.8 LH Butane

01-6010

0.45 metre

01-6020

0.75 metre

01-6030

1.00 metre

01-6035

1.50 metre

01-6010-SS 21.8 LH Stainless Steel

0.45 metre

01-6020-SS 21.8 LH Stainless Steel

0.75 metre

01-6035-SS 21.8 LH Stainless Steel

1.50 metre

7Kg and 15Kg

01-6010 + 21mm Adapter (01-1670)

 

B.P. Gas Light, FloGas and Patio Gas

01-6010 + 27mm clip-on adaptor to Butane hose

 

UK Propane

01-6040

0.45 metre

 

01-6050

0.75 metre

 

01-6060

1.00 metre

 

01-6065

1.50 metre

01-6040-SS Propane Easy-Fit Stainless Steel

0.45 metre

01-6050-SS Propane Easy-Fit Stainless Steel

0.75 metre

01-6065-SS Propane Easy-Fit Stainless Steel

1.50 metre

01-6999 Heavy Duty Spanner

 

Greece/Italy

02-6010

0.45 metre

Sweden

04-6040

0.45 metre

Holland/Germany

03-6060

0.45 metre

France screw type

01-6010

0.45 metre

France 20mm clip-on

01-6010 + 20mm clip-on adaptor 01-1672

0.45 metre

France Le Cube

01-6010 + 27mm clip on adaptor 01-1673

0.45 metre

Spain

01-6010 plus Jumbo Adaptor 01-1671

0.45 metre

Portugal

01-6010 plus Jumbo Adaptor 01-1671

0.45 metre

Southern Ireland

01-6010 plus Jumbo Adaptor 01-1671

0.45 metre

Norway

01-6010 plus Jumbo Adaptor 01-1671

0.45 metre

Europe

O1-6010 plus Camping Gaz adaptor 01-1665

0.45 metre

Adaptors











   
 

01-1670 - 21mm
01-1672 - 20mm

01-1673 - 27mm

Clip-on Adapters

21mm - Used to connect the Butane hose to 7Kg and 15Kg Calor gas cylinders. Simply screw on to the standard Butane fitting.

20mm - For some UK distributors and also some 6Kg distributors in France - ELFI, MALICE and TWINY.

27mm -To fit BP Gaslite, Patio Gas and BBQ Gas cylinders in the UK, French ‘'Le Cube' cylinders and some Portuguese types.

Camping Gas Adapter

01-1665
This is always a useful adapter as Camping Gas is available throughout Europe and this will allow you to connect the Butane hose or 01-1710 regulator to any of the Camping Gas cylinders.

Jumbo Adapter

01-1671
Used to connect the Butane hose to the Norwegian,Spanish, Portuguese and Southern Irish gas cylinders. Simply screw on to the standard Butane fitting.

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