LPG gas adaptor

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  1. Ann&MikeMancs

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    Hi can anyone help us out please.....We are Newbies and stuck at Killarney Ireland with empty 6kg Propane bottles. Has anyone used the bayonet LPG converter off EBay?
    Any suggestions to how to refill our bottles while here as we have another three weeks to go. We don't want (can't afford to stay on a campsite each night!) Many thanks in advance for your anticipated replies
     
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    Best just to exchange the bottles -most larger garages or farm suppliers have them
     
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    Many thanks for your speedy replies guys!
    Over here they only exchange 11kg bottles not the 6kg that we brought with us
    It's looking like we may have to spend €127 to buy a Irish/Calor butain bottle & adaptor
    Thanks again for your advice.
     
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    Try a council tip or scrap yard see if they have an empty they will sell you.

    Eric
     
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    Given that they have caravans/motorhomes in Ireland I find it inconceivable that they don't do 6kg bottles in both flavours. I would try ringing those on the list I posted.
     
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    Thanks. Don't fancy adaptors after reading that article!
    Gasit only seem to be in England (after researching them)
    We've found a company called FloGas so we are going to 'bite the bullet' and see what they have.
    We are now wondering how we will manage for crossing Europe next year? It's probably very obvious to you guys but we new to this...yeah I'm sure plenty research will give us the answers!!
    Thanks,from Ann & Mike in cloudy Killarney
     
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    The alternative is changing to refillable bottles like Gaslow & Gasit or Alugas
     
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    Don't spend €127
    Check www.donedeal.ie or www.adverts.ie and you'll get one for a tenner.
    I have tons, can sort you with a bottle and regulator however I'm right up in the north west.
    Could even refill your 6kg too.

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    Daughter going to Co.Clare on Friday for a wedding.... if it helps I could get you a 13kg empty bottle down to Co.Clare and any shop will sell you a full one for about €27.
    Regulator, I have good s/h units I can give you.
    PM me if it's any good.
     
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    Using the Calor IE website and putting in Killarney and from the drop down filter just tick 6kg propane, you will need to expand the area to the larger scale as the nearest is 60 km from you but you will get the following list and from that the phone number and directions door to door.
    • Mr. Edmond Barrett,
      O'Brien Street
      Kanturk, Co. Cork

    • Eoghan Mcenery
      Clieveragh
      Listowel, Co. Kerry

    • Mr. Paddy Horgan,
      Tarbert Road
      Listowel, Co. Kerry

    • Mr. Eamonn Casey,
      New Street
      Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry

    • Cork Gas Services
      Unit 7a Forge Hill Business Park, Forge Hill
      Cork, Co. Cork

      Clive
     
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    Thank you. I have researched the details and it's showing that s dealer in Mayo has 6kg bottles!
    Many thanks
    Ann
     
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    Many thanks to all of you for helping us out. Your friendliness and generosity has been over whelming. Mike has just come back in the van with a FULL 4kg bottle that a Northern Irland caravaner has just GIVEN him - after hearing our plight he said that his regulator wasn't working so he'd use EHU & gave us the bottle ' to tide us over'!!
    As my dear Mum would say 'there are more nice people than bad'!
    I think we've found them, on this site!
     
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    image.jpg Glad you got fixed up. When you get home give me a shout and come for a brew and a look at my Gasit setup if you fancy going that route I'm only half an hour away from you. Enjoy the rest of your holiday (y)
     
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    Brilliant many thanks
    From one set of bad knees to another lol
     
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    Many of us used a decent refill adapter for years and it is no more dangerous than filling a fixed tank provided you only fill an empty bottle. Of course the bottle providers don't want you filling them when they charge twice as much. No more dangerous than filling with petrol. My adapter paid for itself many times over before I got a fixed tank. Now only used to refill the workshop bottles.
     
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    I didn't think it would take long :LOL:
     
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    I agree but the reason that it is not allowed in so many places is too many people do not pay attention to common sense. I use one too sometimes but it is very easy to overfill a bottle which is dangerous.
     
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    Yes,
    That is the issue. Overfilling and not having the cop on to know when it's right/wrong.

    The problem with "common sense"...?
    It isn't so common !
     
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