Carrying gas in the car

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 00:23
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After reading Glids post about carrying diesel in the car, it reminded me of an instance some time ago.

I took my 9KG bottle down to the local gas agent in my old Corona and after refilling it, I put it in a milk crate and put it on the back seat of the car with the seat belt around it.
I only live about 2 Kms from the depot.

The attendant said 'that's illegal to put a gas bottle inside the car'.

What's my options, hire a trailer to put it in the back of the trailer?

Is there a difference between putting it in the car or in the boot?

My boot won't close with a 9KG bottle in there and I didn't have anything to tie the boot down with anyway.

What do you do when getting your BBQ gas bottle refilled?

Dave
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Reply By: samsgoneagain - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 01:14

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 01:14
put your back seats down and carry the bottle
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Reply By: mattie - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 07:18

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 07:18
Hi Dave
i think this varies from state to state, in QLD you now have to have a bung or cap fitted before a refilled bottle or swap and go leaves the shop, i think that you can carry up to 30kg although this sound outrageous.

MATTIE
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Reply By: Member - shane (SA) - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 10:32

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 10:32
i now tow my BBQ down to swap and go.
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Follow Up By: Member - Littleborgy (SA) - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 11:22

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 11:22
I hope your BBQ is registered, as it's illegal to have an unregistered trailer. :-)

Cheers, Brad
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 13:22

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 13:22
Just hold it out the window in one hand.
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Reply By: obee - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 18:01

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 18:01
This reminds me of a tragic tale ten or more years ago. A tradesman got up one morning, jumped in the van and turned the ignition on.
It happened in W.A. and the bloke died in the explosion and subsequent fire.

Of course for that to happen the gas bottle probably was not turned off and the hoses leaked. I reckon its ok to transport a bottle on it's own with a window open but I would not leave it to develop a leak and fill the car with an air fuel mixture.

People carry bottles in the car all the time and you dont hear about cars blowing up much. The big risk is avoiding all the loonies in deadly misslies coming at you. If there is a law against it is because the dreaded manager class has invented a new rule to justify it's existence. Its all about reasonable risk and taking precautions with what ever you do.

Owen
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Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 08:35

Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 08:35
What's the difference between putting a BBQ bottle in the boot and driving around with a 68LT LPG cylinder in the boot????
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Follow Up By: normo - Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 13:59

Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 13:59
about 59LT
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Follow Up By: Jim from Best Off Road - Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 14:05

Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 14:05
Brilliant Normo.

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Follow Up By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 14:45

Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 14:45
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Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 11:22

Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 11:22
Transporting gas

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