OT: BBQ gas bottles


Time for some distraction... I've got to buy a gas cylinder for our
BBQ - and there's two types:
1. Standard
2. With inbuilt safety valve
The second type is not the add-on "gas fuse" type valve - it's inside
the actual outlet and looks just like the standard bottle. The way it
works is, it won't let gas out unless the fitting is seated 100%
correctly. In other words, with no regulator fitted (like when you go
to refill it), no gas gets out when someone turns on the tap, like it
would with a standard bottle.
If I get the standard, I was thinking of getting a "gas fuse" as well.
Any reason I shouldn't buy one combination over the other? Are they
the same thing!?
Allan.
Reply to
(Just) Allan
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Dont buy one, get a swap'n'go. Pay the initial deposit, then never have to wait for a refill again.
Reply to
The Real Andy
Yeah, I looked at those - but I can get a gas refill where we do our shopping for $16 and another place we know for $12! (Swap & Go is about $20 for a 9kg I think.)
Reply to
(Just) Allan
Wow, $12? Where?
Reply to
Heywood Jablome
In saying that, my father in law can fill my bottle for free. I still use the swap & go. I keep 2 on the go, when one gets emptied it goes in the car next time i need fuel. I guess you pay for the convenience, and i figure that an extra 4-5 $ is worth it.
Reply to
The Real Andy
I stumbled on it while looking for something at one of those shop-dockets sites. It's a small hardware store in Jesmond, (Newcastle) NSW. There's at least two of those dockets sites that I know of... You enter your location and it gives the deals in your area. Maybe there's one near to you doing the same. (Sorry, don't have the urls, but they're easy enough to find - just look at the back of your woolies receipts.)
Allan.
Reply to
(Just) Allan
Hey, perhaps you can answer a question for me... I was told many years ago you have to have a special license to refill yourself. Is that true? The reason I ask is, I thought I saw in a tool catalog the equipment to do it yourself. Seemed strange they were selling it, if you couldn't do it legally.
Allan.
Reply to
(Just) Allan
Really? Remember Dick Smitgh making his fortune selling 27 MHz CB radios when their use was illegal?
Reply to
budgie
Heh - nope - but I remember READING about it - in an old issue of EA.
: p
Reply to
(Just) Allan

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