What Gas Supply For Cadac?

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  1. Skyliner33

    Skyliner33 Senior Member VCDS User VIP Member T6 Legend

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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.
     
  2. Kiddo

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  3. 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
     
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  4. Skyliner33

    Skyliner33 Senior Member VCDS User VIP Member T6 Legend

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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?
     
  5. bullracing

    bullracing Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    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.
     
  6. Bargy62

    Bargy62 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    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
     
  7. Skyliner33

    Skyliner33 Senior Member VCDS User VIP Member T6 Legend

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    I’m not sure what a
    BBQ point and a 907 bottle is. But thanks
     
  8. Skyliner33

    Skyliner33 Senior Member VCDS User VIP Member T6 Legend

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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?
     
  9. Kiddo

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    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
     
  10. Bargy62

    Bargy62 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    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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  11. VanDamMan

    VanDamMan Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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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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  12. Skyliner33

    Skyliner33 Senior Member VCDS User VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Any further info than a photo please, I cant find anything like that.
     
  13. VanDamMan

    VanDamMan Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    6kg Calor Lite....height 487. Diameter 246. Gross weight (full) 10.52 kg Propane. :thumbsup:
     
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  14. Skyliner33

    Skyliner33 Senior Member VCDS User VIP Member T6 Legend

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    How does refilling those work please?
     
  15. VanDamMan

    VanDamMan Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    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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    Last edited: 27 Mar 2020
  16. VanDamMan

    VanDamMan Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    It’s the same as when you change the bigger bottles...find an outlet..I use Northern Caravans (Warrington)..get your bottle and exchange when empty (refill cost about £25 ish):thumbsup:
     
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  17. Bargy62

    Bargy62 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    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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  18. Skyliner33

    Skyliner33 Senior Member VCDS User VIP Member T6 Legend

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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?
     
  19. Bargy62

    Bargy62 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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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.
     
  20. Skyliner33

    Skyliner33 Senior Member VCDS User VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Underslung tank sounds ideal. Any pointers please?
     
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