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weight of 6kg calor gas propane bottle

Post by Peterm on Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:39 am

Anyone just happen to know the weight of a full, or empty calor gas propane red 6kg bottle off the top of their heads, please? Being an idiot I forgot to weigh it new and don't know if it is nearly empty after the Burton frost festival with the AGM coming up.
I can easily go and weigh a new one at the suppliers of course, but I dont want to go there unless I have to.

Regards and thanks.

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Re: weight of 6kg calor gas propane bottle

Post by Paulmold on Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:47 am

An empty 6kg red bottle weighs around 8.4kg. The actual weight can vary a little but is on the silver collar in pounds and ounces, mine says 18 8 (18lbs 8oz) which is 8.39kg.
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Re: weight of 6kg calor gas propane bottle

Post by roli on Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:31 pm

Last year I ran out and bulldog01 ran out at the AGM so I had to go to Brownhills (nearest lpg pump) so Brian swopped his there

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Re: weight of 6kg calor gas propane bottle

Post by Peterm on Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:26 pm

Thanks Paul and Roli.

I never realised that the number on the silver collar was the weight of the bottle. Anyway I have enough left for the weekend at a youth club rally in the Lakes, and I will then change the bottle regardless.


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Re: weight of 6kg calor gas propane bottle

Post by Paulmold on Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:06 pm

I've never understood why they use pounds & ounces for the empty weight and kilos for the contents!
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Re: weight of 6kg calor gas propane bottle

Post by grasscutter on Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:45 pm

I presume everyone is talking about the old steel propane bottles as the tare weight of the 6kg Calor-lite propane is below 5kg. The tare on these is stamped into the base rim G

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Gas at Newark Rally

Post by Peter Brown on Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:06 am

Gas will be for sale on the showground on Fri & Sat from 1200 - 1400.

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Re: weight of 6kg calor gas propane bottle

Post by roli on Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:28 am

At a price Pete and they dont have a pump with them ! which needs to be born in mind with many of the new AS vans being fitted as standard with tanks, which IMO was a good move.

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Re: weight of 6kg calor gas propane bottle

Post by Peter Brown on Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:26 am

Good point re fixed tanks Roger - I doubt the showground would be inclined to install fill facilities but I'll mention it - the fixed tank vans do have gauges though so its much easier to know where you stand with gas.

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