Thankful for safefill bottles

yorkshireCPLE

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Broke down nearly 3 weeks ago and since then we've been living outside the garage waiting for it to get repaird. With us living in it 24/7 we do use a bit of gas. Thankfully we have 2 x10kg safefill bottles which made life easier, we could just through them in the boot of a car which the garage gave us to use as we needed and pop up to Morrisons to refill.
Glad we chose these Instead of getting a system installed. As we'd of been out of gas before we could leave.
Also having the cheap Chinese diesel heater installed has made a great difference saved gas and keeps the van snug....
Highly recommended these Safefill bottles definitely worth buying in our opinion..
 

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Totally agree with Safefil (SF) sentiment. When I need a top up, I take SF tank to local gas fill point. Same when at house in France, tank in car, then local supermarket for a top up.

I also like the fact you can specifically view gas content, rather than relying on a content gauge that could be reading off. Also very light weight tank.
Light weight for sure. Even the Mrs can carry them both at same time full.. Where as she couldn't lift the 13kg propane bottle when empty..
 

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OH NO !...
Broken down AGAIN !.
What’s happened now ?.
That vehicle is REALLY testing you isn’t it, But look at these Trying times as ‘Character Building’....
Hope you both ok & Little Fury thing is bringing you a Smile, As well as the occasional random Stick, Ball, Bone & Muddy paw prints In to keep you busy 🤣.
Yeah Safefill bottles are good & Convenient aren’t they, AS WELL as saving a few quid 👍,
How much was the two bottles?.
How much gas a week do you use ?.
Stay safe Both 👍
 

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Sounds like the Safefill bottles are handy in your respect but there is something I should point out in respect of transporting gas bottles.

I use a refillable bottle with a standard Energas bottle as backup. I get the exchange Energas bottle from a local Energas depot and they will not sell me a bottle unless I can show them that the bottle can be safely transported in my car. As it happens, I have lashing points in the car and can secure it in an upright position. The company say they have a Legal responsibility to insist on this.
 

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Sounds like the Safefill bottles are handy in your respect but there is something I should point out in respect of transporting gas bottles.

I use a refillable bottle with a standard Energas bottle as backup. I get the exchange Energas bottle from a local Energas depot and they will not sell me a bottle unless I can show them that the bottle can be safely transported in my car. As it happens, I have lashing points in the car and can secure it in an upright position. The company say they have a Legal responsibility to insist on this.
They could only do so within the property.
 

Nesting Zombie

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Sounds like the Safefill bottles are handy in your respect but there is something I should point out in respect of transporting gas bottles.

I use a refillable bottle with a standard Energas bottle as backup. I get the exchange Energas bottle from a local Energas depot and they will not sell me a bottle unless I can show them that the bottle can be safely transported in my car. As it happens, I have lashing points in the car and can secure it in an upright position. The company say they have a Legal responsibility to insist on this.
Oooooo 🤔,
THATS a new one on me !.
Not saying it’s wrong,,,,Just not come across that one before 🤔...
 

yorkshireCPLE

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OH NO !...
Broken down AGAIN !.
What’s happened now ?.
That vehicle is REALLY testing you isn’t it, But look at these Trying times as ‘Character Building’....
Hope you both ok & Little Fury thing is bringing you a Smile, As well as the occasional random Stick, Ball, Bone & Muddy paw prints In to keep you busy 🤣.
Yeah Safefill bottles are good & Convenient aren’t they, AS WELL as saving a few quid 👍,
How much was the two bottles?.
How much gas a week do you use ?.
Stay safe Both 👍

Hi buddy, yeah the vans rebuilt my character over and over, don't even remember who I was to start with now lol...
She went onto 3 pots just out the blue. Thought it was an injector. It wasn't. So we eventually found that the injectors electrics wasn't getting the pulse on now 2 injectors. Tested wires all seemed OK, followed up to ECU which appeared to be the issue. Sent it away, only to have them return it a week later showing no faults at all.!!! Was advised that it's an earthing problem so re wired that part of loom, hey presto 4 pots running. Until put under load and it died, lacking fuel symptoms. So checking all air tight and leak off pipes all seems OK. But found to be pulling alot of air into it from somewhere. Eventually found that 2 leak off pipes were seeping very slightly. So replaced the 2. Now running smooth. Took out for a longer test drive and returned limping back surging at low revs. So thinking about every thing we've had done to this so called low milage Transit which if you remember had 30k on the Clock when we bought it. Its now had 1 remanufactured engine, which failed after 14k miles due to timing tensioner and only being 12 weeks out of warranty (£4k down the pan as they wasn't interested in helping to sort the issue) so we bought a brand new engine direct from Ford, all new injectors new fuel pump etc etc. The only thing really to replace was the leak off pipes. So changed them yesterday. She has only done 57k now so still not alot of milage for a transit, compared to the one we gave our son, that's done 200k now and still runs perfect..
But she's back up and running now. It's been a bad buy has this van but we enjoy living in it but sometimes living in the house seems a cheaper option lol.. (we really don't like the idea of being back in bricks and mortar)
So sadly yet again we won't be going as we planned to Scotland for Xmas as the damn van has sucked our savings dry again. Lol not to mention the car they loaned us, 2.0l petrol in the short time we used it cost £260 in fuel. The van is cheaper to run than a petrol car!!!
Still we are on the road again and all be it in a testing mode to make sure all's 100% with it.
We have lost trust in it and considered selling it but after all we have had done to it we think we'd be selling someone a good van as we have done everything to it. Then we'd probably buy someone else's problems. So we're sticking with it for the time being..
Hope all is good with you matey and lucking forward to meeting up again sometime in the future...
 

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BLINKING HELL how Maddening 😡😡,,,!.
You’re van is just making sure that YOU’RE a keeper 🤣.

NEXT year is going to be a good one for you 👍.
 

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Got a warning from vosa about 10 years ago for transporting unsecured gas bottles in my works van already had a warning from same guy about a year before he was gonna fine me and confiscate the van on the spot until I found a way to secure them
 

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I like the idea of these safefil bottles for the house barbecue and the patio heaters.
 

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I owned a jago kit jeep which had a x flow & 4 speed escort box,in about 5 years i had 3 engines 2 g boxes and 4 diffs,never did any of the engines and one was a gold seal make it past 40.ooo miles,its laying in my back yard 30 years .
 

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Hi, Having recently bought a replacement 3.9kg propane bottle from a C&CC site near Charmouth for £20.99, I'm seriously thinking about buying the 5kg size Safefill bottle, ( can't go any bigger because the gas cupboard is small ). Any ideas if the 5kg Safefill bottle is much bigger than the 3.9kg Calor bottle? I've found two different measurements on t'interweb so I'm hoping someone on here can help.
Regards,
Ken.
 

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Many thanks for the link, I've been on so many sites I don't know if I looked on that one, that's one of the measurements I found.
Regards,
Ken.
 

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No worries, been there done that 😧 then you don`t know what you`ve seen and what you`ve not seen or even what day it is o_O
 

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