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    As title, removed my fridge to make room for porta potti, perfect. Trouble is I have a live gas feed pipe now, is there a special adapter that I can use to ensure the gas isn't going to leak when I use gas for the cooker?
    I don't really want to remove the old gas fridge pipe unless it is essential?

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    Somewhere in your van or the gas cupboard there is a isolating tap for your fridge gas pipe

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    Make sure there's no gas in it, crush the end of the pipe flat, clean it then solder it up.

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    Or maybe not.

    Find the isolation valve, usually under the sink, disconnect the gas pipe to the fridge, and put a stop end on.

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    Thank you for comments and advise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traveller26 View Post
    Or maybe not.

    Find the isolation valve, usually under the sink, disconnect the gas pipe to the fridge, and put a stop end on.

    Found it!! it was under one of the couch seats, turned it off d tested using soapy water, gas tight. But I will also cap it off as a secondary precaution.

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    Default The reversible option

    You can buy screw-on stop-ends in various sizes from 'plumbers mate'. Seems a bit drastic / final to crush the pipe, who knows you might want to revert to a fridge some day? This link will take you to the right neck of the woods.

    http://www.plumbers-mate-sales.co.uk...800-2526-p.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeroch View Post
    You can buy screw-on stop-ends in various sizes from 'plumbers mate'. Seems a bit drastic / final to crush the pipe, who knows you might want to revert to a fridge some day? This link will take you to the right neck of the woods.

    http://www.plumbers-mate-sales.co.uk...800-2526-p.asp
    That's what I used when I disconnected my cooker. Best capping off, in case you want to use it again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Traveller26 View Post
    Or maybe not.

    Find the isolation valve, usually under the sink, disconnect the gas pipe to the fridge, and put a stop end on.
    Yes that is the correct professional way to do it. You can find a stop end (that is the correct term) from a plumbers merchant, or alternatively for ten times the cost, from a caravan shop.
    Then you can leave the gas pipe to the fridge in place, in case you or anyone else wants to use it in future.
    The trouble with a hotel is that it tends to stay in one place.

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    Thanks for all advise and comments, all turned off and capped safely now. Fridge is in the shed, which raises another question. This fridge looks original, any others out there that can be purchased new and fit into the slot well. I ask because when the time comes to sell my van it would be nice to refit a new fridge.

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