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Message posted by mikimoore on 29/3/2012 at 8:12am
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hi can any one help i have a static van and the gas not entering the van can any one give me ideas on how i can fix this please

Message posted by bruno69 on 29/3/2012 at 8:21am
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have you checked that it is turned on at the gas bottle first, if that is ok then there is another tap inside the van usually under the sink check that one is on, if ok check that you haven't a blockage in the pipe from the gas bottle, if no luck you will need to call a gas service man to help you

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Message posted by tango55 on 29/3/2012 at 9:35am
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Hi and welcome to the forum. Is this the first time that you have operated the gas system or was it working previously? If this is the first time then there are a few checks you need to do first before calling out a gas engineer as it could be something simple and people can then give you guidance on the initial checks. 

Message posted by mikimoore on 29/3/2012 at 10:08am
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hi no it was ok when we left and closed down for the winter yes gas was turned on at the bottle so i was guessing it frozen pipe or may be the adapter on the gas bottle dont know but i need easy and cheap answers please x

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and we never turned a tap off under the sink i only have cooker and boiler on gas as the fire was taken out a few years ago please help thanks

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Firstly, have you checked that there is gas in the cylinder and are you using Propane gas in the red bottle? If there is gas in the cylinder then try changing the regulator first at it may be this that is malfunctioning. You should be able to buy a new regulator for under 10.

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yes it a red bottle and yes there gas in there what is a regulator please x

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The regulator is the part that screws into the horizontal nozzle directly below the screw where you turn the gas off and on. There is a picture of one in the link below and it may be worth changing this.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Royal-Propane-Calor-Regulator/dp/B0045U6QJK/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1333033648&sr=8-7


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We had the same problem when we had a static.  We changed the regulator and the gas hose and it was fine. 

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Message posted by mikimoore on 30/3/2012 at 7:14am
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thank you all will look over weekend thanks will let you all know thanks again

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Quote: Originally posted by mikimoore on 30/3/2012
thank you all will look over weekend thanks will let you all know thanks again

in addition to the above suggestions re making sure ALL the isolation valves/taps are open, some regulators have a small button that needs to be depressed in order for it to allow gas to pass through it - only needs doing when you change a cylinder but a shut down require you to do the same thing.

at the same time, do a quick check on yur gas hoses from the cylinder to the regulator, to make sure they are 'in date' - this wont stop your gas from working but some hoses do need replacing from time to time.

ps, just because you can smell gas at a cylinder, doesnt mean you actually have any gas in the cylinder, although technically a cylinder is never actually empty, a stenching agent (mercaptan) is put into the gas as it is actually odourless


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