- Jan 23, 2005
Post any and all locations you can get CO2 refills and tanks etc for cheap!
Aeropars;15708 said:Tom, my experience with local welding supplies is that they want to rent you the bottle for a year before they refill which is a real pain unlesss you want a 20kg bottle or something like that.
Tom Barr;15735 said:Getting them hydro tested should not run more than a few pounds]
Nothing in the UK costs a few pounds!
Seriously though l have only once tried to get an extinguisher refilled - about a year ago. This was in Somerset so along way from where i live now. I phoned up a few different fire extinguisher places and was given a story about new bits of EU legislation and how they couldn't actually fill them themselves and they would have to be sent to somewhere ect etc... I can't remember the exact prices i was quoted but it was a lot more than the £10 each or so that i ended up spending on ebay. I think part of the problem was that i wasn't actually near anywhere that could do the job themselves.
In the past i have looked on reef forums for sources of CO2 refills and fire extinguisher places were often suggested. While i never found anything directly relevant to where i live i did get the impression that some places were much more helpful and much cheaper then others. It will definitly be a great help if people can post any info they get about such places.
neil1973;15736 said:Peter. There is a BOC in Glasgow where you could get the cylinders mentioned in the previous post by BHornsey. I have looked into using BOC in the past but ended up getting fire extinguishers. The smallest cylinder they do is about 3' high and about 6" wide so more manageable than a 5' one
Here is a link for BOC cylinder specs..