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Barry J
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Simple one this for those in the know.

 

We have had our van changed from Butane to Propane and I've never had to change the bottle yet.

 

I've been told that its a left-handed thread.

 

So to get the screw connection off the bottle, I turn it clockwise with the spanner when looking towards the bottle ? correct ?

 

 

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One thing to add is that the rounded brass surface of the propane connector should be examined for surface damage.

 

Propane connectors do not have a rubber washer to seal unlike the butane. The NEW hand wheel propane version does have a rubber surface.

 

Care is needed not to get deep scratches or gouges in the surface when not in use. I did have a leaky joint once because of a badly scored connector.

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Something to do with satanic rites :o - the old name for left Handed was "sinistrality" ( from which sinister comes :o:o:o:o:o)

 

Actually it's probably so you don't get water and gas mixed up as they're about the same thread :rolleyes:

 

Jim

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Something to do with satanic rites :o - the old name for left Handed was "sinistrality" ( from which sinister comes :o:o:o:o:o)

 

Actually it's probably so you don't get water and gas mixed up as they're about the same thread :rolleyes:

 

Jim

 

Why would you want to cary water in your gas locker . .. and with a thread :P

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A roman soldier would march. ......... Sinister Dexter Sinister Dexter. ........Sinister Dexter is a play on words; in Latin sinister means 'on the left side' and dexter means 'on the right side'.:P

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A roman soldier would march. ......... Sinister Dexter Sinister Dexter. ........Sinister Dexter is a play on words; in Latin sinister means 'on the left side' and dexter means 'on the right side'.:P

Modern day Italian is sinistra for left and destra for right so not a lot has changed. The latin is sinistra meaning left hand

 

In the Middle Ages anyone left handed was thought to be possessed by the devil or evil and hence the word sinister came into the English language.

 

If you watch F1 you will see the left hand tyres on the Ferrari marked sinistra.

 

Brian

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