new calor lite bottles

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  1. Adria 5

    Adria 5 Read Only Funster

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    hi has anybody seen the new calor-lite in outlets yet supposed to be around now! so a gas driver tolled me the other week when a grilled him about them:Smile:???

    HERE

    RAY
     
  2. vansmudge

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    Hi, We were advised at the weekend that first supplies are to be distributed this week (Per info from Brownhills Newark)
    Apparently the numbers are not great so check with your local Calor dealer to find ourt when and how many!
    Regards,
    vansmudge
     
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    hi Ray
    i just got a new bottle from the local BATA depot and he said he was about to ring calor and that was one of his queries.
    he did say they are exchangable for standard bottles for a NOMINAL !!!!!! fee.
    i'll keep you informed.

    john.
     
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    I have a friend with a Garage who does gas. He told me he was exxpecting a delibvery yesterday. However they only come in the 6.5kg size. He is not sure if they will be doing bigger bottles.

    Incedently papajohn, nice to meet you at the show and exactly how many people does it take to fit wind deflectors?:Rofl1:
     
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    From what I have heard they are £2 more for a refill and the first batch does not have the level gauge fitted.

    I can not see what the fuss is about they are only 4.48kgs lighter.


    Richard...
     
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    good to meet you and yours too paul, did you ever get 'em to fit :shout:.
    went to have a look round this morning but everyone had up sticks and left so i never got any, but..........after watching you i dont think that was a bad thing. :Rofl1::Doh:
     
  7. Adria 5

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    hi :Eek!: Are sure about 6.5k i thought they where 6k??

    ray
     
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    Technical / Specification:
    The Calor liteTM cylinder is a 6Kg Propane cylinder made from lightweight steel
    The cylinder is 4.48kg lighter than Calor's current 6Kg Propane cylinder
    Calor liteTM is 49.7% lighter than the current Calor 6kg
    The cylinder features a POL connector (the same connection as standard 6kg Propane cylinder)
    A built-in Gas Trac® indicator lets you know when it's time for a refill. Visit the Gas Trac® page for more details
    Distribution:

    The above is from the calor website and the reduced weight will help me with my dodgy back.:thumb:

    John
     
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    Any Calor lite around in Midlands?

    Main stockists in NE only have ones without gauge and limiting 1 per customer.
    I need 2. I am off to Midlands tomorrow and would be prepared to lug my old bottles with me. Any for sale in Midlands or e.g. Sheffield? with meter?
    Ta Barry
     
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    Ordered two for delivery Tuesday from Barnstaple depot. I was told the extra cost is because maintenance levels were higher (presumably because there is thinner steel (?)). Don't know anything about indicators. :Sad: I'll let you know when they get here.

    John
     
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    Hi John,

    I would be interest in what they are like, i'll watch out for your post

    Keith
     
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    I send a piccie - if I can work out / remember how:Blush:

    John
     
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    Last November when the bottles were first publicised I contacted Calor as follows:
    Having seen this thread I contacted Calor again yesterday:
    As it was not clear whether the extra £2.50 was a one-off charge or not I sent another message to Calor:
    As I had not received a reply by this morning (previous responses had been very fast) I rang the number given. The lady I spoke to confirmed the £15.50 & £18 prices but maintained that these charges were only for the gas. It took a bit of pushing to establish that the extra £2.50 isn't a one-off charge and that, in effect, the gas in the Calor Lite cylinders is sold at a higher price than the same gas in the conventional cylinders.

    I think we'll stick with the old cylinders rather than land ourselves with an ongoing higher price.

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    Keith,
    Took delivery of the two Calor cylinders on Tuesday afternoon. They are much lighter than the 'old' ones. I understand that they are supposed to be fitted with a level gauge / indicator; however, ours aren't. But they do have a very fetching picture of a caravan on them. Calor are charging more for them, but they are so much lighter and easier to handle that I think I'll put up with extra charge.

    Piccie attached (I hope)

    Wow! It worked.

    John
     

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    Sounds & looks good that John. Any savings in weight is good. :thumb:

    Are they the exact same size as the heavy ones?

    Keith
     
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    I didn't think to compare the sizes, but they seem to be a bit smaller.

    As an aside, I was chatting to the delivery chap about cylinders and caravans and he seemed to think that if your gas locker is designed to take 11kg cylinders it'll take the UK 13s.
    If that is the case I look forward to Calor bringing out a lightweight 13 in the not too distant future.

    John
     
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    hi why no gauge on? acording to the website they should have:Doh:



    Further information

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    • The Calor liteTM cylinder is a 6Kg Propane cylinder made from lightweight steel
    • The cylinder is 4.48kg lighter than Calor's current 6Kg Propane cylinder
    • Calor liteTM is 49.7% lighter than the current Calor 6kg
    • The cylinder features a POL connector (the same connection as standard 6kg Propane cylinder)
    • A built-in Gas Trac® indicator lets you know when it's time for a refill. Visit the Gas Trac® page for more details ???:RollEyes:
    • RAY
     
  19. stagman

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    I would agree with you.I shall keep to my 11kg bottle at £14 exchange a lot more straight forward.:thumb:
     
  20. JayDee

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    Anyone who's a bit strapped for payload would appreciate a difference of 9kg. That's got to be about the weight of half a case of wine.:wine: :Laughing::thumb:
     
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