How much gas?????????? (1 Viewer)

Dec 18, 2022
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Would someone be able to inform me; What does an empty 6k Propane Calor Gas cylinder weigh and what does a full one weigh?
Obviously I am trying to work out the content before exchanging for a refill?
 
Aug 1, 2021
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The bottle should have a tare weight stamped on it to give the weight of the empty bottle
Unhelpfully most calor bottles have the tare weight in imperial (on an aluminium collar). All other suppliers paint or stamp the tare weight onto the cylinder in metric.
 
Sep 3, 2012
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The weight of the empty bottle should be stamped on the lower rim.
The weight of every bottle varies and can be between 7.3 and 10.9 kg.
The bottle holds 6kg of gas. (y)

Older bottles weights may be in pounds.

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Nov 4, 2011
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found this but bottles would not all weigh the same, so would only be a rough weight
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I'm keeping that. It'll be handy even if I never use it.
Hello, I was just looking at the question the other day - I'm changing one of the cylinders to a 11kg refillable Gaslow.
My 2 6Kg Calor cylinder tare weights are marked as 18lb 14oz (8.6Kg) and 19lb 12oz (9.0Kg) so there can be quite a difference between them.
I haven't weighed them full but I guess it should be the tare +6Kg ?

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Ever since lighting was by Calor gas.
I won't go into the details of the extensive discussions (which I've posted previously on here) I've had with Calor and the LA Weights and Measures dep't after receiving 3 underweight 'full' exchange cylinders. Light by 0.5kg to 1.5k. None overweight.
It boils down (among other things) to the guy entering the cylinder's correct tare weight before filling the cylinder.
It also appears not to conform to W&M standards to mix Imperial and metric weights on the same cylinder.

(I didn't check weights for miserly reasons but we were juggling several full and part full cylinders by weight to determine how much gas we had left but checked the 'full' ones as we had the scales to hand).
 
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Hello, I was just looking at the question the other day - I'm changing one of the cylinders to a 11kg refillable Gaslow.
My 2 6Kg Calor cylinder tare weights are marked as 18lb 14oz (8.6Kg) and 19lb 12oz (9.0Kg) so there can be quite a difference between them.
I haven't weighed them full but I guess it should be the tare +6Kg ?

Yes. That's correct. (y)
 

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