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Simpo Two

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Whilst clearing out a deceased friend's shed I came across two medium sized empty Calor Gas cylinders.

I know that if there's original paperwork there's a deposit refund on a sliding scale, but there isn't any paperwork. Scrap metal dealers won't take them but my local hardware shop has offered £3 each.

Is there anything better to do with them or is £3 a good offer?



singlecoil

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There is info on the 'net on how to turn LPG cylinders into woodburners, if they are big enough.

Wings

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Simpo Two said:
Whilst clearing out a deceased friend's shed I came across two medium sized empty Calor Gas cylinders.

I know that if there's original paperwork there's a deposit refund on a sliding scale, but there isn't any paperwork. Scrap metal dealers won't take them but my local hardware shop has offered £3 each.

Is there anything better to do with them or is £3 a good offer?
Very good offer, nothing down this way, Bristol, plenty at the local tip. You sure they are Calor cylinders and not Camping gas, because they are worth £20+

Turning them into wood burners is highly dangerous, I knew a chap once who blew the side of his face away doing the same thing, and he considered himself an e doing the same thing, and he considered himself an expert at it.


Edited by Wings on Monday 28th March 21:53

Simpo Two

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Thanks Wings. Both are blue Calor Gas 15kg.

Why do Calor Gas put a sliding scale on the refund and insist on paperwork? A cylinder is a cylinder isn't it? Don't they want them back?

Mind you I remember when you'd get paid to recycle - Corona bottles at 2p each biggrin

JB!

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eBay?
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Simpo Two

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JB! said:
eBay?
Blimey.

They seem to go for £12.50 each!

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_trksid=p398...

How much does a refill cost?

Wings

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Simpo Two said:
Blimey.

They seem to go for £12.50 each!

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_trksid=p398...

How much does a refill cost?
There is always a mug buyer out there, really depends how long one wants to wait to dispose off the item. I remember having lots of vacuum cleaner bags, so I contacted several sellers on ebay to see if they were interested in a bulk buy, all came back without fail, saying their’s were on the way to the tip.

As for your 15kg calor bottles, possibly best time to look for a buyer is at the start of the winter, and the last price I paid for a refill was £25.13 plus 5% VAT, and that was after receiving a 20% discount. So on that basis I would think retail would be about £31 ish.


Simpo Two

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Wings said:
As for your 15kg calor bottles, possibly best time to look for a buyer is at the start of the winter, and the last price I paid for a refill was £25.13 plus 5% VAT, and that was after receiving a 20% discount. So on that basis I would think retail would be about £31 ish.
That's only £5.87 for the cylinder...

Anyway, there are a few on for £12.50 so in the interests of a quick sale I'll go lower. If they're unsold after a week I'll go for the £3 option!

Hmm, it won't let me change the quantity from 1 to 2...


Edited by Simpo Two on Tuesday 29th March 14:19

Wings

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Simpo Two said:
That's only £5.87 for the cylinder...

Anyway, there are a few on for £12.50 so in the interests of a quick sale I'll go lower. If they're unsold after a week I'll go for the £3 option!

Hmm, it won't let me change the quantity from 1 to 2...


Edited by Simpo Two on Tuesday 29th March 14:19
Sorry that was for exchanging an empty for a full cylinder, so that including a cylinder charge.

topsparks

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My company is a Calor Gas dealer and there isn't a refund on Calor Gas cylinders. If you do not have a cylinder the Cylinder Agreement Charge is £29.99 + the cost of the gas which currently for 15kg butane is £33.00.

Simpo Two

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topsparks said:
My company is a Calor Gas dealer and there isn't a refund on Calor Gas cylinders. If you do not have a cylinder the Cylinder Agreement Charge is £29.99 + the cost of the gas which currently for 15kg butane is £33.00.
There is a partial refund if you have the paperwork and it's less than 6 years old (sliding scale). I know this because Calor Gas told me yesterday and I got £18 back on a third cylinder smile



I'm surprised they don't offer a fixed deposit, regardless of paperwork, to encourage recyling. Don't they want them back?

Edited by Simpo Two on Tuesday 29th March 20:57

topsparks

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Think about it,lots of gas cylinders in peoples back gardens sheds etc,no questions refund of deposit=lots of do as you likies driving even more new cars!and countless people being burgled.

JB!

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if they did those caravan utilising nomadic travellers would stop dumping them and start stealing them!

Simpo Two

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topsparks said:
Think about it,lots of gas cylinders in peoples back gardens sheds etc,no questions refund of deposit=lots of do as you likies driving even more new cars!and countless people being burgled.
Well I agree that a £100 deposit would encourage opportunistic burglaries, but £3 might encourage people to take them back. But then I'm thinking of Corona bottles and the 1970s when opportunistic scrotes didn't go round breaking into sheds for a few quid to buy drugs. Viva the 21st century. Chuck 'em in the hedge.

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Simpo Two

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Very steampunk but not what I had in mind!
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