Anyone know Calor gas?

swee'pea99

Legendary Member
Does anyone know how to disconnect big (6kg) Calor gas containers? Won't bore you with the backstory (sister in law, say no more) but we've been left holding the baby, and no idea where to start.

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Thanks for any help you can offer.
 
Fully close the valve with your hand then use a spanner to undo the brass nut to remove the hose

Edit: make sure there are no ignition sources nearby
 

DRM

Veteran
Location
West Yorks
Turn the valve off, unscrew the left hand thread connector with, iirc 27mm spanner, usual rule of righty tighty, lefty loosey is reversed in this case, no naked flames or sparks whilst doing it.
 

DRM

Veteran
Location
West Yorks
Same as a Butane bottle here, it looks like the one swee’pea99 had to sort was in a caravan as they have a hose attached which goes to a fixed pressure regulator on the bulkhead in the gas locker
 

Pale Rider

Legendary Member
Orange cylinders are propane and blue ones are butane.

The blue ones have a traditional right hand thread which prevents the wrong gas being connected to the appliance.

I'm not sure of the difference, but one burns hotter than the other.

Orange cylinders at my static caravan.

The gas in them is also prone to freeze, irritating when you wake up on a frosty morning and can't get any hot water to have a wash.
 
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