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On 10/09/2020 at 09:02, DottieD said:

Thanks for the reply.

According to the Calor site I can replace the 6kg steel propane bottle with Calor lite, and vice versa, without taking out a new agreement.

It's only if you go to a different grouping of bottles that a charge is incurred.

I'll pick up a Calor Lite this morning.

 

 

It has been my experience in Scotland that a few gas suppliers just make up their own rules about Calorlite bottles.

A few have refused to exchange a 6 kilo empty for a full Calorlite in that case I just take the full 6 kilo bottle and change back to lite when its empty.

 

44 minutes ago, IanV8 said:

LeadFarmer, I would like to know where you got the fact that it is illegal to refill Calor bottles.

 

I know Calor states that you can’t refill them but Calor do not make the law.

 

Ian

 

I suppose its people purchasing refill kits on ebay and using them on garage forecourts to refill Calor propane bottles that has led to propane gas pumps being withdrawn?

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2 minutes ago, ancell said:

It has been my experience in Scotland that a few gas suppliers just make up their own rules about Calorlite bottles.

That happens everywhere, always has, always will.  Many Calor gas cylinder resellers won't do anything but a like-for-like swap of bottles - possibly as that makes their accounting / ordering simpler.

 

AIUI only the full Calor Dealer / Agents must (should) obey the swap rules and even then there's some official Calor paperwork to fill out to complete the process.

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After my post concerning shortages of 6 kilo Calor propane bottles in the north east highlands I have moved to Aberdeenshire and not surprised to find no 6 Kilo bottles to be had in Fraserburgh!

What is going on??

It appears that once you go outside big populations in Scotland Calor are just not supplying 6 kilo bottles to rural stockists.

Definately considering alternatives eg flogas and J gas.

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There's a national shortage. 
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15 hours ago, ancell said:

After my post concerning shortages of 6 kilo Calor propane bottles in the north east highlands I have moved to Aberdeenshire and not surprised to find no 6 Kilo bottles to be had in Fraserburgh!

What is going on??

It appears that once you go outside big populations in Scotland Calor are just not supplying 6 kilo bottles to rural stockists.

Definately considering alternatives eg flogas and J gas.

 

Flogas seems to have the same problem their web site shows their lightweight cylinders out of stock

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We were lucky , the garden centre where OH works have both 15kg Butane   and 6kg Propane in stock , so we exchanged one of each , so BBQ and caravan are ok for gas for the foreseeable  future .

As an aside we also have a 6kg “LE Cube “ propane from France , so even if we run out over there we are covered , unlikely though as we generally  carry 2x6kg Propane and cook on a portable electric hob from Lakeland

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No one seems to have 6Kg propane around me (Suffolk)  They are even out at the main depot in Bury St Edmunds. They tell me calor is short on bottles!

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We have an Energas bottle, not as widely available, but we're lucky in that there's a depot in Derby.  If they don't have any bottles on site ready filled they refill your existing bottle for you.  I got a fill up last week and it was £17 and some pence.

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No problem near St Neots, plenty of 6kg propane in stock. Brand new bottle as well!

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OK, smug git time!!!

 

I currently have THREE full Calor lite’s :D 

 

As we use EHU all the time they should last me a few years. On an extended continental trip (9 weeks) we used about 50% of a single cylinder. We do however have a single induction hob and that must save us a lot of gas.

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Why do you need three? 

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1 minute ago, WispMan said:

Why do you need three? 

 

I don’t need three, I just happen to have them. I have had two for a good few years and a friend gave me another full one when he packed in caravanning as “payment” for doing some repair work I did on his car.  

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9 minutes ago, Mr Plodd said:

OK, smug git time!!!

 

I currently have THREE full Calor lite’s :D 

 

As we use EHU all the time they should last me a few years. On an extended continental trip (9 weeks) we used about 50% of a single cylinder. We do however have a single induction hob and that must save us a lot of gas.

 

That's where they all are!!! ;)

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Indeed :D  :D :D :P

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Flogas have a shortage of propane bottles.

Is it the gas the problem?

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I've just got back from a week off grid on Bodmin Moor and got a 6kg propane, at the standard Calor price, from our local North Devon caravan shop.

They only had Calor Lites in stock - 3 available when I called them - 2 available when I arrived at the shop 15 minutes later.

Guy in the shop said that he'd had a delivery 2 days previously and that they'd flown out.

At least he didn't rip me off to the tune of £31 like they did for the last one I had to buy from a non local owned garage in Barnstaple.

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On 20/10/2020 at 16:29, craigderby said:

We have an Energas bottle, not as widely available, but we're lucky in that there's a depot in Derby.  If they don't have any bottles on site ready filled they refill your existing bottle for you.  I got a fill up last week and it was £17 and some pence.

   We also use Energas, live in West Yorkshire, I have an account with them and got a 6Kg refill from them for £10.60p it was a couple of years ago though. I've been "helping" a friend to use up some gas bottles which we found whilst clearing out his late uncle's garage. 

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