Lightweight Gas Bottles

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  1. RS SPIKE

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    is it worth the expense to change to lightweight bottles ??
    I've been quoted £45 for bottle and £25 for gas! !!
    not sure how much weight i will save ??
     
  2. Puddleduck

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    If it's going to cost that much I would put a refillable system in. There is an advert on the right hand side of my screen that has a link to Autogas 2000 who do refillable light weight bottles. Sorry but no idea of cost :)
     
  3. Mikeco

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    I'm still trying to sell the 2 x 10kg BP Lite bottles for £40, they are in the For Sale section somewhere.
    If you need to save weight then they are very light as they are made from GRP and you can see the level of the gas through the walls.

    Mike
     
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    We have one for the BBQ at home very lightweight but awful to swap like for like and can't be (self) refilled when it runs out will be swapping regulator and refilling one of the spare bottles at the pumps
     
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    are you sure they cant be self filled . ?
    i,m sure some people do.
    after all someone fills it at sometime .
     
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    Mine has a quick fit twist lock inlet not the screw lh screw thread .
    If you can point me in the right direction .should there be an adapter(y)
     
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    Really????? If this is a non-user refillable (ie Calor, BP etc) they how do you propose to do this safely? Only the proper refillable ones have the 80% safety cut out to prevent overfilling.
     
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    I sincerely hope NO ONE tells you where to get such an adaptor so that you don't kill yourself, of others!
     
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    you cvan see the level of liquid though on some .
    calor etc seem to beable to fill them .
    19 kg is 38 ltr.
    if the bottle is empty . what ever the kgs x2litres .
     
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    All mine are Propane screw thread I have various adapters to fill at the pump .exactly as you would fill you so called fixed refillable bottles or tanks up to 80% saftey+ if you wish.
    You either know how to fill or not.
    Bottles I mention are Propane lites 13kg with quick fit safety turn off inlets :)
    And yep these are the transparent ones can probably fabricate an adapter to mate up to what i have but Pc brigade would be out marching :):D
     
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    Crikey, I`ll keep a look out for these DIY gas vans, and keep a WIDE berth! Lol
     
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