What Gas Supply For Cadac?

Skyliner33

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I have a cadac grillo chef and currently have the cadac dual power pack to us the threaded small gas cylinders.

I am wondering if there is a more cost effective gas supply.

Is it better to go for Butane, propane or campingaz cylinder? What size?

Thanks for any input.
 

Kiddo

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I have a cadac grillo chef and currently have the cadac dual power pack to us the threaded small gas cylinders.

I am wondering if there is a more cost effective gas supply.

Is it better to go for Butane, propane or campingaz cylinder? What size?

Thanks for any input.
 

Kiddo

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We have a cadac, but not yet used. By far the cheapest way is to use a 6kg propane gas bottle with a 37 mb gas regulator(quickest way to get the regulator and gas pipe is go outdoors). Butane gas will not vaporise below freezing point( just in case you like cooking in winter)!!
Hope this helps a little
 

Skyliner33

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We have a cadac, but not yet used. By far the cheapest way is to use a 6kg propane gas bottle with a 37 mb gas regulator(quickest way to get the regulator and gas pipe is go outdoors). Butane gas will not vaporise below freezing point( just in case you like cooking in winter)!!
Hope this helps a little
Yes, that’s very helpful thanks. So if I buy a propane bottle then are the refills done on an exchange basis or do I refill the otter I’ve bought?
 

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I have a bbq point connected to my 907 bottle. Not yet used it though. That may be cheaper then the disposable bottles if you are using it near the van.
 

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Yes, that’s very helpful thanks. So if I buy a propane bottle then are the refills done on an exchange basis or do I refill the otter I’ve bought?
the calor propanes are exchange bottles but you have to pay refundable deposit when you first get one or find someone who getting rid of one the calor bottles are in different groupings ie if you found a 3.9kg bottle you can exchange for a bottle in that group but not a bigger one in another group if that makes sense its on their web site
plus check your cadac will run on propane my cadac safari is available in both high and low pressure versions my low pressure works on both butane and propane
 

Skyliner33

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I have a bbq point connected to my 907 bottle. Not yet used it though. That may be cheaper then the disposable bottles if you are using it near the van.
I’m not sure what a
BBQ point and a 907 bottle is. But thanks
 

Skyliner33

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the calor propanes are exchange bottles but you have to pay refundable deposit when you first get one or find someone who getting rid of one the calor bottles are in different groupings ie if you found a 3.9kg bottle you can exchange for a bottle in that group but not a bigger one in another group if that makes sense its on their web site
plus check your cadac will run on propane my cadac safari is available in both high and low pressure versions my low pressure works on both butane and propane
My cadac can use both and also the screw thread disposable camping gas cylinders.
I’m not that keen on getting manky cylinders that I don’t know where they have been in my van.
How long would a 3.9kg one last? Or is the 6kg a better bet?
 

Kiddo

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My cadac can use both and also the screw thread disposable camping gas cylinders.
I’m not that keen on getting manky cylinders that I don’t know where they have been in my van.
How long would a 3.9kg one last? Or is the 6kg a better bet?
The smaller the bottle the price Increases drastically. I’ve always said a gas bottle will last for ever if u don’t use it!! So how long it lasts obviously depends on useage. I have a 6kg bottle and it lasts a year in my caravan . Also don’t forget there are also other gas companies eg Flogas, who are very competitive on price( but sometimes not as easy to find a supplier)
Storage is also another point to consider
 

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Trouble is both campingaz and calor propane are exchange bottles so you never know the condition of the outside you can always pick the cleanest looking or make a cover for it
i get mine from the calor main outlet they supply all the other outlets and their bottles always seem to be repainted and in tip top condition
if your that bothered about the bottle always being pristine you could get the gaslow refillable bottle you buy out right keep and refill the same bottle
as far as someone giving you a manky looking empty bottle if you get it for free just go and pay to exchange it for a full one
 

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I use this for both my cadac / Thetford grill although not available on Calor’s online shop still available from my local dealer...nice and light easy to carry

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VanDamMan

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6kg Calor Lite....height 487. Diameter 246. Gross weight (full) 10.52 kg Propane. :thumbsup:
Just to add if your ever interested in a cracking little grill with a toast pan ..this is what i use...not fitted to the van but great as it’s a stand alone setup
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Bargy62

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How does refilling those work please?
exchange
calor cylinder details
Cylinder Type/Size Height Diameter
Butane 4.5kg 340 mm 240 mm
Butane 6kg BBQ Gas 314 mm 306 mm
Butane 7kg 495 mm 256 mm
Butane 15kg 580 mm 318 mm
Propane 3.9kg 340 mm 240 mm
Propane 5kg Patio Gas 314 mm 306 mm
Propane 6kg 495 mm. 256 mm
Propane 13kg Patio Gas 580 mm 315 mm
Propane 13kg 580 mm 315 mm
Propane 19kg 800 mm 315 mm
Propane 47kg 1290 mm 375 mm
 

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Trouble is both campingaz and calor propane are exchange bottles so you never know the condition of the outside you can always pick the cleanest looking or make a cover for it
i get mine from the calor main outlet they supply all the other outlets and their bottles always seem to be repainted and in tip top condition
if your that bothered about the bottle always being pristine you could get the gaslow refillable bottle you buy out right keep and refill the same bottle
as far as someone giving you a manky looking empty bottle if you get it for free just go and pay to exchange it for a full one
Is the gaslow one that you fill with LPG? Does it have to be fitted permanently to the van if you want to fill at a petrol station?
 

Bargy62

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Is the gaslow one that you fill with LPG? Does it have to be fitted permanently to the van if you want to fill at a petrol station?
Gaslow Direct
To be honest i don't know i toyed with the idea of having one
but went for an under slung tank make unknown one thing i do know LPG is well cheap when you fill up
the last 2 years of use has cost about £10 so if you use a lot of gas gaslow system would probably pay for its self in a few years.
 

Skyliner33

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To be honest i don't know i toyed with the idea of having one
but went for an under slung tank make unknown one thing i do know LPG is well cheap when you fill up
the last 2 years of use has cost about £10 so if you use a lot of gas gaslow system would probably pay for its self in a few years.
Underslung tank sounds ideal. Any pointers please?
 
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