Gas Refill Prices Website

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 14:28
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For those of us who need to retain our existing gas bottles ( for size reasons) and get ripped off, especially when filling up 4.5kg gas bottles, there is a great website where the public can post and view the prices of refills. Easiest way is by Postcode then view on map. In my case it was interesting that to fill a 9 Kg bottle, the local BBQ Galore was $5 cheaper than BCF across the road, but BCF was around $2 cheaper to fill a 4.5 kg bottle ($14.99 compared to $16.95 ) So for those who have wat to fill their 4.5kg bottles don't be sucked in by the 9 kg prices
I suggest you bookmark this one !
http://gasbottlerefills.com/find-cheapest-gas-area/
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Reply By: swampy - Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 16:25

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 16:25
hi
Another way to get cheaper gas is to always write on your bottle the weight when empty when empty .
Then providing you weigh the bottle before and after you only get charged for the amount put in ,

Empty 9 kg bottles way approx. 8.8 kgs
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 17:40

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 17:40
Not many refillers have scales, with the price of fuel it is most likely cheaper to get it filled at the closest place!

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Follow Up By: swampy - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 at 01:44

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 at 01:44
hi all
take your own digital scales
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 at 09:33

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 at 09:33
Good luck, one of the many reasons refillers stopped weighing gas, was because all scales most be regularly checked for accuracy by an NMI licensed inspector, which entails more cost & paperwork.
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 18:13

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 18:13
Twas a time [when service stations actually gave service] gas refills were done by weight , weigh empty then re-weigh when filled and you paid appropriately , nowadays we get ripped off big time, especially seeing we send gas to Japan at the princely sum of 5cents per kg delivered .
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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 18:54

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 18:54
That was back in the old time before Worksafe got involved, now they need special training before they can fill a bottle.

Looking at the link posted by the OP, they still list Bunnings who now only sell the Swap n Go bottles.

Best places are BCF, Barbeques Galore, camping stores etc.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 20:04

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 20:04
Bunnings used to sell by weight, before OH&S stepped in.

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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 22:55

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 22:55
The carwash on Grange Rd at Flinders Park SA near me charges $18 to refill your 9kg cylinder. The OTR servo next corner charges $39 for a swap and go. Its a nobrainer.
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Reply By: TomH - Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 11:34

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 11:34
We go to our local Stratco $21 full to the top for a 9kg.
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Reply By: swampy - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 at 01:52

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 at 01:52
hi
why places don't fill bottles
Most larger company servos offer little or no service no surprise there ...
Most company servos just rip u a new one on swap and go no surprise there...
Most larger places do not have the time or interest just the $$$ there chasin

Training staff is no problem providing u don't have dumass`s workin there

Filling gas bottles make sure there is a constant flow of liquid ensuring u get what u pay for . The less exp will shut off as soon as liquid start to come out Doh !!
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Follow Up By: Pushy - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 at 09:34

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 at 09:34
Swampy,
The most current decanting procedure is to stop filling as soon as liquid appears from the bottle. The reasoning behind this is that modern gas appliances are very intolerant of any liquid and can be damaged.
So we have been instructed to stop filling as soon as liquid shows.
Also fellow posters you are not paying for a certain amount of gas you are paying to fill a cylinder of a certain size.
Prices do vary wildly depending if you want to make a reasonable profit or if you are using it as a loss leader to get people to the store in the hope that you will also buy an overpriced item.
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Follow Up By: swampy - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 at 11:34

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 at 11:34
hi
Pushy
Gas bottles have a bleed tube which indicates when u get a solid jet of liquid that u are at the 80% mark . Waiting a minute or 2 for the jet to go solid ensures its full at around the 80% level . Doing this never fills the bottles overfull .

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Follow Up By: Shaker - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 at 20:18

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 at 20:18
Seeing as you know all about it, why don't you fill your own?
I do, I have a decanting bottle & the filling hose with adaptors, the main reason I do it is because we go remote, I like to always leave home with full bottles.

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