#1

Fitting Gas Cylinder

in Anything Eriba-related Tue May 30, 2023 2:53 pm
by welly1 (deleted)
avatar

Hi All, I've got a Familia 320GT and have just replaced the gas bottle, any guidance on how much to tighten the nut, I'm worried I'll over tighten and knacker the thread?


Scroll up

#2

RE: Fitting Gas Cylinder

in Anything Eriba-related Tue May 30, 2023 11:24 pm
by Inspecta_Gadget | 213 Posts

Hi welly1,
I guess it’s a propane bottle, with an all-brass bullnose since you talk about the Nut.
The short answer is “the minimum force to make a seal”. You’re more likely to damage the surface of the bullnose or seat of the valve than the thread.
Accessory shops sell cylinder spanner’s with a short handle, maybe 120-150 mm long; these are intended so you don’t overtighten.
(You can buy cans of leak detector to check that the seal is good.)
Hope this helps.


Hyundai i30 Estate pulling a Troll 530.
Scroll up

#3

RE: Fitting Gas Cylinder

in Anything Eriba-related Wed May 31, 2023 6:37 pm
by welly1 (deleted)
avatar

Thanks for the note, I'm reassured that I wont cause damage by overtightening, the first time I connected it I could slightly smell gas but now I know I can tighten more!


Scroll up


Visitors
2 Members and 29 Guests are online.

Board Statistics
The forum has 12548 topics and 105852 posts.



disconnected Forum-Chat Members online 2