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Postby J`CRUISER » Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:09 pm

just wondering if anyone knows a place on the sunny coast that re-certifies gas bottles? and if so what price for 4.5kg size?
i was going through my camping gear and noticed that 2 of my bottles have only 12mths left on them. the bottles look brand new as they have been kept in a dry place and looked after. so instead of just throwing them away i would like to get them checked and re ticked. any one have an idea?
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Postby Komodo » Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:27 pm

can you swap and go (cylinder swap) them?

I've never priced it up to have bottle checked.
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Postby J`CRUISER » Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:01 pm

i could do that but i have always had a thing for owning my own gas bottles. have not looked at what it costs swap v getting it filled.
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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:10 pm

I was in the same boat as you, only mine was nearing 10 years OUT of date :lol: (Bottle was a hand-me-down)

Anyway, moved to a little town and everyone one here checks the dates before they fill them :roll: Went and got mine re-checked, was less than $15 IIRC.

Whilst I don't know anyone that checks them in your area, the joint that did mine was actually a fire protection mob. Supplied/tested/fitted pretty much anything to do with fire - alarms, detectors, extinguishers etc etc. So you could look for a similar place in your local Yellowpages. Failing that, drop into your local fire station one day, surely they'll be able to point you in the right direction.
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Postby J`CRUISER » Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:27 pm

thanks for that. i will ring a couple of the gas supply places tomorrow failing that i will check the fire brigade.
seems such a waste to throw 2 bottles with no sign of rust etc away. i would not mind paying $15 a bottle to have a bottle checked.
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Postby Komodo » Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:14 pm

$15 per bottle is cheap as chips especially if your bottle is in good condition.

I have one that needs checking so i'll chase up supagas
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Gas bottle tests

Postby oldtrack123 » Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:42 pm

Hi J Cruiser
I have found most camping stores can arrange to get them tested,if they do refills.
It is much to have refills than swap & go about $20against $28.
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