CO2 Refills...

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As we seem to have more than one thread where members are posting about places to fill/buy CO2 bottles:

https://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/where-to-get-co2-cannisters-and-refills.4612/page-11

and for those that would rather just read and not click through to the other thread:

"My local LFS in Kettering, Northamptonshire does expired extinguishers. A 2kg one is £15. They are Kettering Aquatics, T: 01536 417272. www.ketteringaquatics.com. They're a small shop but helpful and worth a visit if you're in the area. :)"
 

Walsh

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Hi hopefully one of the mods can update the information on this thread and the other thread. I went to Brentex Gas in Middleton today and bought a 3kg food grade CO2 cylinder for my upcoming new tank. Cost was £42.00 inc VAT was told the refills would be £12.00. They filled up the cylinder whilst i was there, took maybe 1 min for them to fill it up.
 

fishbro

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Just been trying to find a source of co2 more local to me (currently using Adams gas, nearest one is quite a trek) and tried Home & Office Fire Extinguishers Ltd as mentioned on here before. They are selling 2kg fire extinguishers for £7 which is a bargain! They are in the Saffron Walden area and supply quite a lot to us fishy folk, best to call ahead. http://www.fireextinguisher.co.uk

Only other option I found in my area is Maidenhead aquatics, but those are the JBL cylinders which are crazy expensive. A few other shops sell Columbo(?) brand co2 but they aren't standard BSP fittings from what I can see.
 

SRP3006

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For Somerset you can use Ball fire and protection in Bridgwater. They take out of date/decommissioned tanks from businesses and they buy new. He's always happy to flog on the out of date ones for strict aquarium use.

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willsy

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For anyone looking for cO2 near Brighton I found Eltham Welding Supplies who can get cylinders and refills from Adams gas. I can't believe it... Finally a local supplier. I'm over the moon. Never knew one could get so excited by a bottle of gas! Their contact details are:

Eltham Welding Supplies Ltd - Portslade.
01273 414381.
 

willsy

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For anyone looking for cO2 near Brighton I found Eltham Welding Supplies who can get cylinders and refills from Adams gas. I can't believe it... Finally a local supplier. I'm over the moon. Never knew one could get so excited by a bottle of gas! Their contact details are:

Eltham Welding Supplies Ltd - Portslade.
01273 414381.
www.elthamwelding.com

Btw: ensure you ask for food grade cO2 for hydroponics and aquatic plant growth. They would obviously usually supply the argon gas version for welding! :)
 

SRP3006

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Hi guys ! Just got my 3.15kg bottle with CO2. This is pub bottle. I payed 55 quid for bottle ( refundable deposit), refills - 16 pounds. Supplier is ADAMS GAS http://www.adamsgas.co.uk/
This company does have lots of retailers around UK. So enjoy not expensive CO2
http://www.adamsgas.co.uk/index.php?opt ... &Itemid=80
Looked into this supplier as I have a couple near me and they are reasonably priced minus deposit, on their map it shows a lot of suppliers around me (south west of England).
Plus some of the bigger bottles I'm thinking I will need.
 

Parablennius

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Afternoon all gas users.
Heads up for any one in the vicinity of Preston. I'm only 1/2 hour away.
I just had
2x 5Kg +
1x 2Kg extinguishers recharged at Walker fire (UK). Roman Way industrial estate.
The bottles were well in test and I had them charged "while u wait", after a prior 'phone call to confirm. Only waited 20 mins.
£15.00 per 5K
£10.00 per 2K
So three fills for £40.00 plus VAT
£48.00.
Cheers
Steve
 

Richard40

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Hi all, you definitely can get CO2 fire extinguishers refilled? I’m in the North West and one local company have replied it’s not possible and I’d have to buy a new one. Some of these posts were posted years ago so just checking.
 

Parablennius

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I got mine refilled by WalkerFire @ Preston. Pre-arranged re-charge while-u-wait, went to trade counter but I'm pretty sure the bottles must be in test.
HTH
 

jolt100

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Brentex gas in Middleton fill while you wait, as long as it's in date. Out of date cylinders won't be filled anywhere.
It's a small operation so cash, but usually takes 5 minutes. They don't sell out of date extinguishers.
Cheers
John
 

Parablennius

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Just an add-on. If the same regs apply to extinguishers as to SCUBA bottles, on re-test, any failures will be destroyed!
 

jon32

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Saltash/Cornwall
Austen Knapman
01752 847799
£8.64 = 2kg FE
Can take a while as they need to fill a pallet before sending off.
 

lazybones51

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Does anybody know anywhere near Northampton/Wellingborough that will refill CO2 FE's? I have got a few empties now and it seems wasteful to keep buying new ones.
 

jon32

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Hi mate
Check adamsgas and search Customer owned CO2 Fire Extinguisher filling price per Kilogram. And check if they have a stockist near you.
 

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