CO2 Refills...

foxfish

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I never pay for a refill, I just go to our local fire extinguisher supply company who will give me a free exchange every time.
They supply hundreds of businesses like banks, hotels etc. The cylinders have a certain shelf life but, the company always collect & replace them 6 months before they reach that date. I get given the old cylinder before they are decommissioned.
I once went inside their store & workshop, there were hundreds of full C02 extinguishers waiting to be emptied & decommissioned!
i do however show my gratitude by buying seasonal gifts like a couple of tins of quality street at Christmas or a couple of Easter eggs a couple of lobsters etc .... so i guess it is not really free!
 

a1Matt

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I've got FE's in a similar way before.
When they replaced them at work, I got a couple of the old ones free.
It is a shame they only replace them every few years.
 

Mark Webb

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This looks like a useful source in Romford.
Fire Integrity
Unit C5 The Seedbed Centre
Davidson Way
Romford
Essex
RM7 0AZ

Tel: 01708 744799

Ask for refurbished units, prices quoted as follows:

2kg CO²........£21.00 inc VAT
5kg CO²........£31.20 inc VAT
 

nry

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It may be worth asking these places if they can 'sell on' out of date FE's - I asked the company who supplies my work about CO2 FE's and they offered to bring me in any OOD FE's that they are not legally allowed to use anymore. I think there's a regulation where they must always be 10yrs old or younger.

Chap called in last week and dropped off 2 full black 2KG CO2 FE's for nothing :) That's me in CO2 for the next 12-18months :)
 

Billypete

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foxfish said:
I never pay for a refill, I just go to our local fire extinguisher supply company who will give me a free exchange every time.
They supply hundreds of businesses like banks, hotels etc. The cylinders have a certain shelf life but, the company always collect & replace them 6 months before they reach that date. I get given the old cylinder before they are decommissioned.
I once went inside their store & workshop, there were hundreds of full C02 extinguishers waiting to be emptied & decommissioned!
i do however show my gratitude by buying seasonal gifts like a couple of tins of quality street at Christmas or a couple of Easter eggs a couple of lobsters etc .... so i guess it is not really free!


I bet a few on here wouldn't mind showing their appreciation :D ;) where do you live :wideyed:
 

letsprocras

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I have rung them in the past about refilling 2-3 2kg co2 tanks but they said they could not help. I feel it is a little expensive to pay 21 as somehow the hard water in my tank goes through about 1kg of co2 in less than a month!

The OP's link is great I wish there was someone closer by who could do a refill. I might have to go down the BOC road if I can't find co2 refills near Hornchurch!

Mark Webb said:
This looks like a useful source in Romford.
Fire Integrity
Unit C5 The Seedbed Centre
Davidson Way
Romford
Essex
RM7 0AZ

Tel: 01708 744799

Ask for refurbished units, prices quoted as follows:

2kg CO²........£21.00 inc VAT
5kg CO²........£31.20 inc VAT
 

Nelson

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you could try this place.they won't refill FE's,you'd have to use their cylinders.84cm high for 6.35kg.

1x 6.35kg is £25.
2x6.35kg is £20 each.

they also want £50 deposit on each cylinder,which isn't that bad as its a one off payment.
all prices are +vat and they do free delivery to RM.

Edward,piece of fish,gets his from here.

http://www.londongases.co.uk/lgbeergas.php
 

nayr88

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Good old RM eh nelson haha :D

Cheers for this. Do they do smaller bottles? I'm using Fire integrity in romford, 2kg is 25quid.
 

Nelson

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they do 3.15kg.don't know the cost of these though,didn't ask.
if you contact them they're very helpful.let us know the cost if you do ;) .
 

nayr88

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Ill give them a call monday mate, thanks for finding this one though, I was after a local FE firm, and Fire integrity are but they charge 10quid to deliver and its only a 15minute bus away , but bottle gas isn't the most social thing to walk onto a packed bus with...

Anyway ill let you no.
 

Garuf

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Funny you know the weight when it's not actually listed on their site. ;)
Either way, that strikes me as very good value.
 

Fred Dulley

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Hi.
In case anyone is looking for CO2 refills in Somerset then try contacting Fireshield in Radstock.

Firesheild
Unit 19 Fourth Avenue Westfield Industrial Estate Midsomer Norton
Radstock,
BA3 4XE

01761 411244

:thumbup:
 

RudeDogg1

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Friends in Barnstaple, north Devon do co2 refills for fe but they will also do other tanks they refill my 2kg jbl tanks for £8.50

Rudi
 

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