Just checked the screws for the tie downs and turns our they are bolts that go through the floor of the garage and are bolted from underneath.
Probably wouldn't go for external filling point in the gas locker door, could be awkward when you need to access to change the Calor BottleI returned one of our empty 6kg propane bottles and got a full 13kg one and it does indeed fit in the locker. It fits better than the 6kg ones did so I'm assuming the only reason we were using those was because we'd already had the two 6kg bottles from our previous motorhome.
So I think what I'm going to do is replace the other 6kg bottle with an 11kg Gaslow bottle and get an external filler fitted under the locker - or maybe in the door.
I know that Calor do not throw the bottles away but with Calor bottles they usually 'exchange' the empty bottle for a full one, they then refill the empty one at a Calor depot. Are you suggesting that you can use one external filling point to two different types of bottle, a Gaslow and a Calor ? If so, then I confess that I did not know that you could do that if that is the case then why wouldn't everyone just connect filling points to existing Calor bottles in the first place, there would be no need for other makes like Gaslow etc. ?change the calor bottle ?
they are fillable. calor dont throw them away.
That is what my original comment was in relation to If you had the Gaslow external filling point through the door, which is fine, the connections would go from the door to the bottle, but if then you did need at some point to exchange the Calor cylinder the 'Gaslow' internal pipework to the external filler in the door may create access problems, you would need enough connector hose to permit the locker door to be opened fully to access the Calor bottle, remove and replace it. I had my external filling point fitted through to one side which worked perfectlyThere is space directly under the gas locker where the filler could potentially go, so I'm thinking about trying that before considering fitting the filler in the door.
I am all for good DIY projects that work and are safe, however, adapting a system that is not 'permitted' could potentially lead to issues 'if' it were to go wrong, Insurance probably would not pay out if a problem occurred due to a fire or explosion no matter how good the workmanship of the adaptation was. Again, it is weighing up the pro's and Con's, the risks etc. and this is a decision that only the individual can take. If Calor do state that only they can refill 'their' bottles, it doesn't matter whether you are a trained gas engineer, fitter or whatever, you still cannot do it 'legitimately'. Chris, disguising them by painting them will not make any difference when filling using an external filling point as the gas locker door remains closed so you cannot see the type or make of bottles, it only matters 'if' it all goes 'Pete Tong'Done properly using brass fittings and copper tube,connecting only before you fill,not a problem. I can solder with the best of them and at one time had a Corgi ticket,long expired now.
I totally agree and am certainly not criticising anyone who can adapt and modify to survive. However, we are 25 years further on and with it comes limitations, restrictions, revised safety measures etc. It is a lot like Seat Belts, people drove vehicles quite happily years ago without them, now they are a mandatory requirement and a bit of rope and gaffer tape to hold you in your seat would not be acceptable.Where were Gaslow 25 years ago? You made do and if you couldnt then you stayed at home.