Under-slung gas install

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Cobra88 wrote:I think I would rather buy the new one than waste 200+ on a rusty old one
Wouldn't really call it a waste of money, wire brush the surface rust and spray good as new. Isn't that what we do with these Van's deal with rust? 12mm thick going to take some serious rust to get through.
But understand if you've got the money and want a shiny new one ;-)


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It's not just about money, if it fails on me on a campsite in France when I have no gas bottles then it's going to be a right pain in the a*** to have no gas to chill my beer or worse dangerous.
I know new can fail too but buying and fitting a 30 year old tank without a complete overhaul is risky.
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Risky to not get it tested yes just like with a new one would need testing. Not saying people shouldn't get a new one, but theres old ones out there that work perfectly fine, parts are available if needed.
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your selling a used one then Tommy ? :lol:
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Hahaha I'm the spokesperson for westfalia 30 year old gas tanks.
Whichever way you decide to go new/old it's well worth modification, especially if you like to keep your beers nice n cold in a gas powered fridge

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I found these tanks https://www.gasit.co.uk/manual-gas-it-tanks.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; which are about the same price as a Westy tank and the 200mm diameter ones come in 4 different capacities.
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Dobble wrote:I found these tanks https://www.gasit.co.uk/manual-gas-it-tanks.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; which are about the same price as a Westy tank and the 200mm diameter ones come in 4 different capacities.


Looks good, perhaps if you go for it you could do a write up with pics and details?
loads of people wanting to do this but it's just not easy to find anybody to do gas in vans and some of the so called professionals are right bodge it merchants.
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Good shout itchyfeet! When I did mine I found fixing the tank the trickiest part as very tight fit! especially with the mesh vent underneath from my fridge in the way! The pipework wasnt to bad just a roll of 8mm pipe, bender, coupler and pipe compound. Can be piped straight on to existing manifold. Look forward to seeing how you get on

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Yeah I'd be happy to do that. I think it's going to be a winter project as I'd have to take the interior out of the van to allow the tank to be bolted through the floor. I don't have an existing gas line as at the moment I just have a gas cylinder in a cupboard and a hose going to the cooker. The new gas system will have 3 lines, one for the cooker, one for a propex (not bought yet) and one for a BBQ take off.

I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has used a Gas It tank and what size they bought.
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Hey Bud.
Did you get your tank fitted?
I've just bought a Westy tank and I'm looking for some tips on getting it fitted to my Bus.
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I actually went away from the idea because of how much it would reduce the break over angle as we take our van off road sometimes. Instead I bought a Gaslow refillable cylinder that fits where our 907 cylinder was.

Sorry I can't offer any assistance or advice.
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mister scoops wrote:Hey Bud.
Did you get your tank fitted?
I've just bought a Westy tank and I'm looking for some tips on getting it fitted to my Bus.
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Have you got a waste water tank? If so you'll need to remove.
Pull out fridge (if you have one) be careful of any asbestos. Westy tank is a tight fit so make sure holes to be drilled are spot on. Then bolt it thru.
If you existing gas appliances then all you need to do is pipe onto existing pipework. I'd say I used 1.5 -2m of copper pipe.
Can be done on your own but easier if you have extra pair of hands! I used a trolley jack to hold tank in place when marking marking and fixing
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Is your westy not predrilled and tapped ?
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