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UK Gas BBQ in Switzerland

After 4 months of having our stuff in storage we have just got our things back in time for the BBQ season. We were gutted to find that there appears to be a different standard between UK and CH for the flexible tube and connector that connects the gas cylinder to the BBQ. The swiss one is much smaller than the the UK one so the swiss connector cannot be attached to the UK connector.
Anyone else have this problem and found a solution? Otherwise we have a rather expensive near new BBQ that is for the tip as it will be of no use to anyone else here either!
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Re: UK Gas BBQ in Switzerland

Presumably the bit that is different that you need to adapt is the connector to the gas cylinder, which you can simply attach to your current BBQ with a new hose to match CH gas cylinder specs? No?

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Re: UK Gas BBQ in Switzerland

go to jumbo or a similar store and ask for one that will fit, we just gave them the make of the bbq and they gave us the correct fitting...no probs and very easy
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After 4 months of having our stuff in storage we have just got our things back in time for the BBQ season. We were gutted to find that there appears to be a different standard between UK and CH for the flexible tube and connector that connects the gas cylinder to the BBQ. The swiss one is much smaller than the the UK one so the swiss connector cannot be attached to the UK connector.
Anyone else have this problem and found a solution? Otherwise we have a rather expensive near new BBQ that is for the tip as it will be of no use to anyone else here either!
I assume you mean the regulator that attaches to the bottle? if so just change the regulator
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Re: UK Gas BBQ in Switzerland

We have a swiss gas cylinder (against the rules to transport a gas cylinder from UK) so we can connect the hose to the cylinder but at the other end we can't connect the swiss hose to our BBQ (or if we use the UK hose we can connect the hose to the BBQ at one end but not to the gas cylinder at the other end!)
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We have a swiss gas cylinder (against the rules to transport a gas cylinder from UK) so we can connect the hose to the cylinder but at the other end we can't connect the swiss hose to our BBQ (or if we use the UK hose we can connect the hose to the BBQ at one end but not to the gas cylinder at the other end!)
Am I just being dumb (it happens, so feel free to say yes), but can't you get the larger tube needed and simply attach it to the smaller fixing, fastening with a tightening clamp, or take the BBQ to your largest nearby DIY store and ask them to help you find the kit to combine the two?

Assuming here that you have this at each end (but different sizes as you mention):



these are clamps I mean (at the bottom):

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Re: UK Gas BBQ in Switzerland

We had the same problem.
Got a gas cylinder and regulator fro Migros Hobby. The BBQ flexible gas pipe previously was a "push fit" onto a Calaor gas regulator secured by a jubilee clip. I did the same with the Swiss one. It did need a lot of persuation but worked and is again secured by a jubilee clip.
The UK HSE might have some issues with this but it works for us.
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Re: UK Gas BBQ in Switzerland

Am considering this issue too for our move. However we will likely get an apartment, hopefully with balcony. Are you allowed to even gas BBQ on a balcony?? If not will Craiglist it before we go.
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