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Old June 8th, 2011, 06:05 PM
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Is LPG...LPG?

This might be a stupid question, but I guess I have to ask it. Is the LPG I filled my Defender up on in Europe, the same as the Propane and I can get from the redneck RV park off the highway here in Clovis? I want to go fill it up this week but I want to make sure that all propane is the same, meaning, when I fill it up and switch from normal petrol, my Landy isn't going to blow up. I guess the other issue might be the connector port for filling the tank up, not sure if the British connector is the same as the one here in the States.....thoughts?

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Old June 8th, 2011, 06:15 PM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquefied_petroleum_gas
Think it is.
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Old June 8th, 2011, 07:40 PM
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I'd be surprised if the connector is the same. All the bottles in the UK use different regulators and connectors than US, I had to swap over to run my gas bbq.
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x2 about the connector, but amazon, etc should have an adapter.

Can you post a pic?
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I mioght have an adapter if you need one. I'll look in the shed.
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x2 about the connector, but amazon, etc should have an adapter.

Can you post a pic?
Here's a couple of pictures. I could use some type of adapter if one is needed.
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x2 about the connector, but amazon, etc should have an adapter.

Can you post a pic?
Ok, now with pictures I hope
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I think it's terribly dangerous and you should swap your Rover for a mildly used jetboat immediately! Otherwise, think you can fill up with CNG with the right adapter.

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Note: CNG is typically at much higher pressure than LPG so check the safety limits of your tank!
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Old June 8th, 2011, 10:01 PM
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I'm not sure LPG system will work with CNG. Those system work with drastically different pressures.
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Actually your local RedNeck Gas provider will have an adapter or change the filler for you
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I'm not sure LPG system will work with CNG. Those system work with drastically different pressures.
only one way to find out

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Actually your local RedNeck Gas provider will have an adapter or change the filler for you
Good point, rednecks are resourceful....and I should know being from North Georgia

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I think it's terribly dangerous and you should swap your Rover for a mildly used jetboat immediately! Otherwise, think you can fill up with CNG with the right adapter.

------ Follow up post added June 8th, 2011 07:37 PM ------

Note: CNG is typically at much higher pressure than LPG so check the safety limits of your tank!
JP! Are you trying to get me to blow up the rover so I get insurance money and buy your boat?
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Absolutely not! If you haven't blown yourself up by now, highly unlikely to happen. Although you may not want to chance it when you could be cruising in your new boat.

Boat is actually going in water in bay side of OBX in 2 weeks.
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Hi Andy I ran my 90v8 on lpg, propane and butane with no problems for about 5years & as long as the vaporiser is drained often you will have no problems.
be aware that industrial propane is often contaminated with various oils and tars.

I used to fill my tank up from large propane bottles using a hand pump, working in a steel works with a father and a son that are welders i found propane was never a problem to obtain for free.

I bought a kit of adaptors from Ebay to use in europe where each country countries had different pump fittings.

In my experiance LPG in the UK was almost as dirty as propane whereas LPG in europe was very clean meaning the vaporiser and pipes did not get clogged with oily crap.

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