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How come the cost of the cylinders when you take out a new refill agreement is higher for the smaller cylinders than the big ones?

eg. a 7kg butane is £24. 99 excluding gas but a 15kg is £19. 99

You can get a 47kg, 19kg or 13kg propane for £19. 99 but a 6kg will cost £24. 99.

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How come the cost of the cylinders when you take out a new refill agreement is higher for the smaller cylinders than the big ones?

eg. a 7kg butane is £24. 99 excluding gas but a 15kg is £19. 99

You can get a 47kg, 19kg or 13kg propane for £19. 99 but a 6kg will cost £24. 99.

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I don't know the truth of it, but I was told once that it costs more to fill a small cylinder as the handling is twice as much as for the larger ones. i. e. to put a given amount of gas in cylinders takes more effort for lots of small bottles compared to a lesser amount of larger. Some sense there somewhere, I think. ....... ;)

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I don't know the truth of it, but I was told once that it costs more to fill a small cylinder as the handling is twice as much as for the larger ones.   i. e. to put a given amount of gas in cylinders takes more effort for lots of small bottles compared to a lesser amount of larger.   Some sense there somewhere, I think. ....... ;)

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Strange but true! :o

 

Filling gas cylinders, that reminds me! I spent 3 years living and working in the USA (not far from Washington DC) I noticed that ALL portable gas appliances over there run on propane. Our barbeque (or grill as they call it) therefore ran on propane. The routine for refilling the cylinder was close to being d. i. y! Drive to local garage where they store propane in bulk; take empty cylinder to rear of garage and stand by the bulk tank; confidence inspiring high school drop out connects cylinder to refill line straight from bulk tank through pump and meter; places empty cylinder on old fashioned scales and set to zero; switch on pump and wait till scale tip 15lbs and switch pump off! Job done, go to kiosk and pay $12.

 

The cylinder I had displayed a label explaining the overfill protection system; a ball cock device (similar to what you would find in a loo cistern) which would stop the flow when the liquid gas reached the safety limit!

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Strange but true!  :o

 

Filling gas cylinders, that reminds me! I spent 3 years living and working in the USA (not far from Washington DC) I noticed that ALL portable gas appliances over there run on propane. Our barbeque (or grill as they call it) therefore ran on propane. The routine for refilling the cylinder was close to being d. i. y! Drive to local garage where they store propane in bulk; take empty cylinder to rear of garage and stand by the bulk tank; confidence inspiring high school drop out connects cylinder to refill line straight from bulk tank through pump and meter; places empty cylinder on old fashioned scales and set to zero; switch on pump and wait till scale tip 15lbs and switch pump off! Job done, go to kiosk and pay $12.

 

The cylinder I had displayed a label explaining the overfill protection system; a ball cock device (similar to what you would find in a loo cistern) which would stop the flow when the liquid gas reached the safety limit!

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Now that LPG filling stations are becoming a lot more widespread in the u. k. , it would make sense that Calor develop their own system as above. It's a much safer system and the cost to the user would be a lot cheaper :)

 

Peter

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How come the cost of the cylinders when you take out a new refill agreement is higher for the smaller cylinders than the big ones?

eg. a 7kg butane is £24. 99 excluding gas but a 15kg is £19. 99

You can get a 47kg, 19kg or 13kg propane for £19. 99 but a 6kg will cost £24. 99.

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I didn't pay any deposit on my 6kg Propane cylinders. I won't mention the name but as with the majority it is regional. Costs about £12 for a 6kg refill. :)

How does that compare with others experience.

Frank

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I don't know the truth of it, but I was told once that it costs more to fill a small cylinder as the handling is twice as much as for the larger ones.   i. e. to put a given amount of gas in cylinders takes more effort for lots of small bottles compared to a lesser amount of larger.   Some sense there somewhere, I think. ....... ;)

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That would make sense if it was when you get the refill gas. This is when you get the cylinder in the first place.

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Price of contents has to have something to do with size. .you don't pay half the price of a large for a small tin of Baked Beans!!

Don't like getting on to this gas thing again but the two small size bottles are built to a stronger standard that the others to presumably withstand more 'knocks'..a fact that raises a question or two in itself??. This would make them more expensive to produce, but being small I doubt more than than a larger one?. Calor I understand at the moment are offering £5 to children in need for every bottle returned. .which does suggest there are a lot out there and smaller ones being just that and easily forgotten or 'lost' may well account for a large proportion of these. If you except that I think it understandable that any company charge a fair amount for 'hire' if they don't fully expect to see it again?.

As a matter of fact though, my local Calor Depot don't charge for anything larger than the two small sizes. I went to the local tip just round the corner and picked a 7kg up for a fiver :)

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So they give a £5 to charity so they can re hire them out at £24. 99.

 

Seems good business to me especially as they get tax relief on charitable donation. :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes: 

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Please don't knock it :(

 

If we all returned our unused cylinders of which Calor estimate that there are 12 million unwanted cylinders, it would be a massive contribution to childline's cause.

 

Calor might then be able to reduce the cost because they would have an excess of cylinders and would not have to manufacture new ones.

 

Just my thoughts

 

Peter

 

See http://www. caloralfresco. co. uk/childline/index. htm

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Calor might then be able to reduce the cost because they would have an excess of cylinders and would not have to manufacture new ones.

 

I would love to believe it but I just dont think it would happen. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

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I went to the local tip just round the corner and picked a 7kg up for a fiver :)

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I went ti my local tip and saw then stacked up. because it was mentioned on the old forum I asked about buying one. He said "No we don't" but then looked around and threw me a 15kg Calor Butane. I swapped it for a 6kg propane but they charged £5 because of the difference in price of the cylinders. Better than having to fork out £37 in total. So this forum saved me £20. Interesting that about Childline. The travellers have a habit of leaving them on the heath. If I find any will any dealer take them back?

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I went ti my local tip and saw then stacked up. because it was mentioned on the old forum I asked about buying one. He said "No we don't" but then looked around and threw me a 15kg Calor Butane. I swapped it for a 6kg propane but they charged £5 because of the difference in price of the cylinders. Better than having to fork out £37 in total. So this forum saved me £20.

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Same with us only we aren't supposted to say this!!

 

Managed to downsize our 15kg blue at at our caravan accessory place with a little wheeling & dealing. (someone that was there didn't want their 5kg blue so got that given from them and then exchanged for a 6kg red.)

 

Helen

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The impression from reading the Calor web site on this is that you cannot change from one size category to another using the Internet exchange, but if you wish to change from one size category to another you contact your local dealer.

Will certainly try to get Calor some of their old cylinders back if they give the £5 to Childline. My eyes will be peeled. I persume people dump them because you need your old contract if you are to get a partial refund on ones you don't want. Cannot remember getting one last summer when I bought a 7kg butane. Yesterday though I had to sign things, give address etc. on the new contract.

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We are on our second caravan and although with both vans we had all the documentation (or second van only had 1 previous owner so had the original receipts) there has been nothing to do with gas cylinders.

 

Looking at the number of cylinders stored at local tips I wonder how many people have their original agreement or were even given one.

 

Helen

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The impression from reading the Calor web site on this is that you cannot change from one size category to another using the Internet exchange, but if you wish to change from one size category to another you contact your local dealer.

Will certainly try to get Calor some of their old cylinders back if they give the £5 to Childline. My eyes will be peeled. I persume people dump them because you need your old contract if you are to get a partial refund on ones you don't want. Cannot remember getting one last summer when I bought a 7kg butane. Yesterday  though I had to sign things, give address etc. on the new contract.

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