Underslung Gas Tank

My Underslung Gas Tank has arrived from Gas It.

This tank was recommended to me by quite a few people who have it. It fits perfectly in the bay behind the exhaust on a LWB Ducato/Relay/Boxer and has lugs attached to it to bolt it to the underside of the van.

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After talking to Gas It (see link on right) I ordered the tank and all the bits I needed to get the tank fitted. These included a stainless steel pigtail to go from the tank to the regulator which I will have fitted under the floor of the van next to the tank. I was advised that new regulations will be out soon that say the regulator should be above the tank instead of screwing one directly to the tank outlet.

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A fill port to fit in the side of the van to fill the tank and the pipe to connect it to the tank.

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A remote gauge so I can see from inside the van how much gas I have. The kit comes with the LED gauge shown below and a dial gauge like the one below but with two wires. The one with the wires is now fitted to the tank in place of the one in the photo.

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Some reinforced 8mm copper pipe. As the pipe work is being fitted under a vehicle it should be well protected.

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And finally a tap for where the gas enters the van.

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This tap will be connected to a 4 way manifold to turn individual appliances within the vehicle on and off.

As with all gas appliances this kit should be installed by a gas safe engineer.

Before the tank is fitted I wanted to give it a good coat of Stone Chip protector.

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So masked up the front inlets.

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And Painted away.

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To fit the tank up I used 4 x M10 30mm high tensile steel bolts through the floor of the van with wide stainless steel washers to give it more support. I then put Stixall around the nuts and washers from below and above to stop vibrations working the nuts loose. I did this as once my floor is down I wont be able to get to the nuts very easily so just for a little peace of mind.

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The rest of the installation will be completed at a later date by a gas safe engineer.

I’ll update this post once the whole gas system is fitted.

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