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 Post subject: Re: Cheap CO2
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:49 pm 
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PMowdes wrote:
I've always used whites but i don't think i payed £24 deposit. A larger cyllinder will last ages, i think i get through about one a year.

Unless you have a dog which bites through the beer line..... as mine did once. Fortunately there were only a couple of pints left in the keg but by the time I got home all the CO2 had hissed out of the hole once the beer ran out.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap CO2
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:11 pm 

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Trick is to not leave it switched on ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap CO2
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:14 pm 
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Hi, In Gardiner Haskins (Straight Street Bristol - BS2 0JP) you can find the S30 cylinder with 240g of CO2 for "only" £21.99.

Here is a picture.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap CO2
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:54 pm 
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smee204 wrote:
I need a small bottle as I don't have the room for a larger one. Unfortunately the smaller bottles are very hard to find.

Try fire extinguisher companies, well over 10 years ago I needed CO2 for aquatics use so I had my local fire extinguisher supplier put catering valves on small CO2 extinguishers.

When I went for kegs I phoned the same people (in Midsomer Norton) but the cost of getting them pressure tested and filled was high and since they are >10 years old there's every chance that they might fail the pressure test which I would have paid for. Bablake was way cheaper so I went for them.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap CO2
PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:31 am 
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Fairly important safety warning;

Do not use a CO2 fire extinguisher to supply CO2.


As touched on by Nick, it needs a different valve. The real problem lies in the fact the threads are exactly the same on both types. You can fit a standard regulator on a CO2 fire extinguisher bottle/valve. The key difference is that the fire extinguisher valve has a long syphon whose sole purpose is to empty the cylinder of liquid CO2 as fast as possible.

Liquid CO2 and regulators are not best friends.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap CO2
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:49 pm 

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smee204 wrote:
I have been hunting round Bristol trying to find a small co2 bottle and I have finally found somewhere. "Runrite Ltd"
Has anyone used this company before or know a cheaper place to get a 3.15kg bottle?

Runrite Ltd
3.15kg - deposit £55, fill £15
2L - deposit £25, fill £12


Larger bottles work out cheaper:

Bablake wines
14lb, £6 deposit, £20.32 to fill

Whites
14lb, £24 deposit, £22.79 to fill


Just sorting out some co2 today, spoke to Bablake wines, (they are now in Avonmouth) and they quoted £20.32 inclusive of deposit, though assuming that's exclusive of VAT, will pop out that way later in the week.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:21 pm 
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Remember to transport CO2 cylinders upright. A cylinder leaking in an enclosed vehicle has the potential to kill.

Some useful safety guidance - http://www.linde-gas.com/internet.globa ... _13904.pdf

Always chain the cylinder to the wall so that it cannot fall over when you get it home.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap CO2
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:34 pm 

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RogerP wrote:
Remember to transport CO2 cylinders upright. A cylinder leaking in an enclosed vehicle has the potential to kill.

Some useful safety guidance - http://www.linde-gas.com/internet.globa ... _13904.pdf

Always chain the cylinder to the wall so that it cannot fall over when you get it home.


Will take some straps, will hook up some system to strap it to wall :-)

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 Post subject: Cheap CO2
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:21 pm 
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Just bought this 1.5 kg Co2 tank from Andy's Gas BS10 7TU (they took over Runrite Ltd)

25£ deposit + 14£ refill

You can find more info on Adamsgas.co.uk

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap CO2
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:32 pm 

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Jose_Garasto wrote:

Just bought this 1.5 kg Co2 tank from Andy's Gas BS10 7TU (they took over Runrite Ltd)

25£ deposit + 14£ refill

You can find more info on Adamsgas.co.uk

Cheers,
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May be looking for a new 14lb/6.35kg one soon, was there a delivery charge?

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