bottled gas

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  1. freelanderuk

    freelanderuk Read Only Funster

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    How much you paying for your bottled gas , i have just been to the garage to get a 6kg propane and its £18.99 and a 7kg butane is £19.99, seams to have gone up from the last one i bought
     
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    Around the £16.00 mark for a 13kg. Calor via E Bay.:Wink:

    INCOMING!!!
     
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    Hey - how do you do that ?

    All info gladly welcomed. I use 6Kg bottles too.
    Big John.
     
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    calor prices

    we just paid 16 .99 from calor for 6 kg:Smile:
     
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    Paid £16.99 for 6KG at CC Bladon Chains site where we went after the Peterborough show (wasn't paying the £20 plus that the show supplier charged) but then paid £18.99 at local caravan shop last Wednesday. That is the price on the Calor site Here. I'm sure it was less than that a couple of months ago so it looks like Calor have just increased the price.

    Graham
     
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    That's what I thought :Rofl1:
     
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    To avoid these extortionate prices for gas, I'd thought of having a gas tank installed.

    Then I saw the cost! :Sad:

    The bottles are cheaper - I'd have to buy a LOT of bottles to equal the even more extortionate price of the tank.
     
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    Hi Derek
    I have thought of this in the past but never took it any further. 1 question for you how do you know when your bottle is 80% full because if it isnt completely empty then you wont know how much to put in or do you get a gauge or level indicator.

    Gerry
     
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    You could just weigh it, the bottle tare will be stamped on it somewhere.

    The bottle is 'full' @ 80%, that's what you get from Calor, if you're lucky.


    So, 6kg= 12 litres 13kg= 26 litres, if you have a 13 kg bottle with 5.5 kg stil in it then you can add 13-5.5= 7.5kg= 15litres. :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Hi Derek

    I was meaning when you go to filling station and want to refill them do you weigh them or how will you know whats in them so then you wouldnt know when full. I understand the weight thing but thats ok at home if the bottle runs out but if away for 4 weeks and want to top it up before it runs out is what i was meaning.

    Gerry
     
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    I've got 2 x 13kg,s and an autochangeover( I use my van a lot, winter anall ) so it's not a problem. If you've only got 1 then I suppose you'll need to take it out and weigh it before any trips.
     
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    Been using a filler widget for more than a year now.. strewth it has saved me some dosh !

    I always run a three bottle system
    Two on the van and one at home
    If I run one out I simply switch to the new full one..
    Take empty bottle well away from van and open the tap..
    Take empty to LPG outlet and refill

    The third bottle is just in case I get caught out with an almost empty one in the van when I am going away for a week or so.
    I can switch back to the almost empty one when I get home.. Use what is left and refill.. Then put what was the spare back on the van

    Sounds complicated but it means I can always have plenty of what I need at any time, without issue or problem

    6kg bottle costs me £6.80 at the moment
     
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    thanks all, i just thought our village garage was over priceing but seems not
     
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    You don't fill it unless it's empty, you could end up in a mess otherwise:Blush:.

    I have the adapter but not used it yet as we emptied the cylinder on last trip and not been out to fill it. When I do I intend to put just 10 litres in my 6kg cylinder. I know it is said 80%=12 litres but I prefer to be over cautious:Doh:
     
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    80% is already overcautious ..it is designed to cover the worlds most extreme conditions eg , if you leave your full bottle in the sun at an ambient of 50C 80% is still ok

    just apply boyle's law of gases and you will see the pressure you get
     
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    On a side note, as I say I have not used the adapter yet but how fast does the LPG pump go? ie is it 'don't blink or you'll over fill' or is it a more steady speed?
     
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    Hi Greg you just press a button and hold it in until you get your 12 ltrs, or 11.5 as it goes a very little bit after you let go :thumb: As already been said 12 ltrs is on the caucios side as even on Calors web site they can be filled anywhere between 80 % and 87 % :Smile: You have the right idea that you do not need to fill it full (80%)
    terry
     
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    Hi Greg thanks for that i assumed it was like the gaslow ones that can be topped up so to use this system i would have to carry both my 6k bottles when on a long trip.

    Gerry
     
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