What sort of gas cylinder is this........

Robert

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........and how do you get into it?! Thanks
 

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Bongodog

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Haven't seen that type of cover on a calor bottle since my parents had a holiday caravan on a site. The site owner would come and exchange the cylinder that looked like this back in the early 1970's. I think the cover should unscrew, but after 45 years or so probably won't. They were definitely gone and replaced by the dark blue butane cylinders by the late 70's
 
Calor were giving £5 back to return old cylinders (I think, can't remember), but were only giving that on four I think. I took some in and had to provide evidence of identification too.
 

Bongodog

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Calor were giving £5 back to return old cylinders (I think, can't remember), but were only giving that on four I think. I took some in and had to provide evidence of identification too.
Calor have always been good for this sort of "non refund", it used to be that you could have your cylinder purchase money back less depreciation provided you had the original purchase invoice , who would still have a 20 year old invoice and in any event the pay out after a few years was rubbish.
I've never purchased a Calor cylinder, one advantage of living in an area over run by Caravan Utlising Nomadic Travellers is that if you want a calor cylinder a 5 minute drive will usually locate an empty one in a ditch or hedgerow.
 

Exfarmer

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Bury St Edmunds
Last time I went for one, they would not even let me change one for a smaller sort, even though the manager told me Calor had been ringing round for the 13Kg ? that I was trying to swap out.
 
Probably first question ought to be 'is it empty


Probably first question would be 'is it empty' butane, propane or even fumes?

Presume all gas cylinders contain something. I understand if you intend to do hot work on a cylinder you have to fill it with water first. I suspect in the oil and gas industry they have to purge tanks and the like with nitrogen or something before commencing hot work to avoid a surprise or two when doing it.
 

Netherfield

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Location
West Yorkshire
We used to have a lot of Shell Mex and BP bottles with a cap on, pain in the ass when they got a bit of rust on them.

You learned to remove them straight away on delivery, then swap the tops from the new load on to the returns, drivers would refuse to take them back without.
 

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