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    Default Recertification of small Primus LPG Gas Bottles

    I have a couple of small Primus LPG Bottles with a top opening that are out of date, and I am having trouble finding a company that will recertify them, here on the Sunshine Coast. Can anyone help me? The bottles are in excellent condition and one was made by Primus Sweden.

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    I don't like to say this, but perhaps it will be more economic to replace all of them?
    I don't know for sure, but recertification possibly is more expensive than buying new.
    regards from Canada

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    I'd love to see you get to reuse not dispose. It's steel after all, much more reusable but certainly in need of being legit and getting a new date stamp and valve

    Do you have a local Elgas or BOC Gas place up there? Call them and ask them for leads on who recertifies.

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    Here we have an empty swap for full. Yes it is probably more expensive on a consumption basis. However it solves the need for retesting and certification.

    Another option is to get yourself a set of number stamps and just put the current month and year on the tank. I know of a company that did that with chlorine bottles.
    Rich

    When SWMBO said "I won't cook in metric."
    The metric system died in the US.

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    I wouldn’t stamp a bottle as it is a pressure vessel holding a “dangerous” content if it split or exploded I would guess the repercussions would be dire. They may look good on the outside but there’s a good chance there is internal corrosion in the tank or problems within the valve. Unfortunately it is far not economical to replace them. If you really want them done a NDT firm may do them.

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    Try the LPG Shop just south of Caboolture, the only other option I can think of is a mechanic who does LPG vehicles.

    Edit. I just tried the LPG Shop, no answer. If you find someone can you let me know as I have a bottle that needs doing as well.

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    Gameco recertify them. Prices include refill

    gas cylinder retesting after 10 years

    Cost for 1kg bottle depends on the valve fitted. $$33.75 with Primus valve and $35.65 with other valve make

    9kg is $49.50.

    Prices scale for in-between sizes

    Cheers

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    Thanks Lappa. At that price and the distance I'd have to travel, looks like I'll be breaking out the electric gas axe and turning it into a little piggy BBQ, for which I'll need another gas bottle.

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    Try a Swap'n'Go and get new bottles, they then certify the old ones.
    CHRIS

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    My local Swap bottles only go down to 3.5kg or 4kg depending on the supplier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kidbee View Post
    here on the Sunshine Coast.
    are you bothered by the fires further north?
    Hopefully you are OK
    regards from Canada

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Parks View Post
    Try a Swap'n'Go and get new bottles, they then certify the old ones.
    Not wishing to be "that person" -- but last I looked Swap'n'Go would only accept bottles still in certification
    regards from Canada

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feckit View Post
    At that price and the distance I'd have to travel, looks like I'll be breaking out the electric gas axe and turning it into a little piggy BBQ, for which I'll need another gas bottle.
    I'm not sure that attacking an LPG bottle with an angle grinder or gas axe is a good idea. Too greater risk of a BOOM
    regards from Canada

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    ian

    As much as I'm sure cracking open a gas cylinder with some gas in it would make an extraordinary utube video, I was planning on doing it post valve removal

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian View Post
    are you bothered by the fires further north?
    Hopefully you are OK
    Thankfully, Ian they are north of us, but we live in a bush setting and they put you on edge. I have sprinklers that mount on the gutters that do a 360 degree circuit wetting the roof and garden area. Maybe they will be of some help if some idiots go lighting fires in our area. Apparently it is the ember attack that burn down 90% of homes.

    l am a recycler by heart and hate throwing something out that is still good. But it may be uneconomical to get them done.

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