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Can someone please explain to me about calor gas cylinders? Who owns them? Can you sell them? Can you give them away?

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schnapps Mon 09-Jul-07 22:40:14

I have a calor gas cylinder that I was intending to sell as I don't need it anymore. It has been brought to my attention that I don't actually own the cylinder and that I cannot legally sell it. Is this right? I can't remember anyone ever telling my this when I paid for it. So, did I just pay to borrow it then? If I can't sell it, can I give it away for free? Or would that also be breaking some gas cylinder handling rule?

stealthsquiggle Mon 09-Jul-07 22:48:13

New one on me. You have paid for the gas, and a deposit on the cylinder, in effect, as refilling them is cheaper than "buying" new ones. Surely you can sell on that interest in the cylinder?!

mabelmurple Mon 09-Jul-07 22:59:32

Er, well I don't know all the legal ins and outs, but loads of people sell gas canisters they no longer need. We bought one from an Ebay seller and exchanged it for a full one at a Calor dealer with no problems (obviously we had to pay for the gas in the new cylinder). I think not so long ago you could return the unwanted cylinder and reclaim your deposit, but they don't seem to do that now.

iota Mon 09-Jul-07 23:00:52

from their website

I have an empty cylinder which I no longer need and do not have the cylinder refill agreement form; does that mean that I am unable to claim any available refund?

Unfortunately yes, although we are happy to take the Calor cylinder back and donate £5 to ChildLine as part of our cylinder retrieval scheme. Please note that the Calor cylinder needs to be returned by 31st December 2007.

iota Mon 09-Jul-07 23:01:23

and anything else that you want to know

Nemo2007 Mon 09-Jul-07 23:04:41

oh its not a 907 or 904 is it?

schnapps Mon 09-Jul-07 23:29:33

I don't know what that means Nemo. It's a 4.5kk butane calor gas cylinder.

Iota, I know it says that you can hand the cylinder back to calor gas and that I won't get a refund from them - is that basically saying that the cylinders can't be re-sold elsewhere legally?

schnapps Mon 09-Jul-07 23:31:06


Furball Tue 10-Jul-07 07:24:07

are you anywhere near a mumsnetter in need of one?

schnapps Tue 10-Jul-07 19:03:13

Right, I spoke to someone at the shop where I bought the gas cylinder. They said that I can sell it, but I can't advertise or promote it. Anyway, sorted now! Thanks for all reponses

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