Cheap (almost free) DIY Chimnea

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Re: Cheap (almost free) DIY Chimnea
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2009, 16:11 »
Forgive me for repeating the obvious but if you try this don`t forget to make sure the cylinder is empty before you do anything and after taking the valve out with a wrench not a grinder or gas torch YOU MUST FILL THE CYLINDER WITH WATER TO PURGE THE GAS.
Until you have done this you are working with a bomb, one spark and there will be a big bang.

Goes without saying. The bottles I got were empty but I still it open and venting for a week before I took the valve out. I then left it upside down for 24hours and them I filled it with soapy water and left it for 10 days or so. I also left the water inside while I made the first hole in the side just to be extra cautious.

If you google or look on youtube there are a good few guides to making one and most  give detailed instructions on getting the valve off and cutting the bottle.


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Re: Cheap (almost free) DIY Chimnea
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2009, 19:30 »
Out of interest, shouldn'tmost cylinders be returned to the supplier?  ::)
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: Cheap (almost free) DIY Chimnea
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2009, 19:44 »
Yep, but you only have to go down the local tip to see how many get handed in there - and presumably somewhere before that someone lost their deposit!!

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Re: Cheap (almost free) DIY Chimnea
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2009, 20:46 »
It's only Calor where they will have lost their deposit.  I retail Flo-Gas which is part of British Gas and they only have deposits for certain sizes of bottles.  That looks like a 13kg to me which has no deposit. Have about a 100 empty ones sat in my yard, could be a new business line?  Would Flo-Gas not ask though why I buy in 100 bottles and then only return 20? 

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Re: Cheap (almost free) DIY Chimnea
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2009, 21:09 »
Excellent job.   8)

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Re: Cheap (almost free) DIY Chimnea
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2009, 21:33 »
It's only Calor where they will have lost their deposit.  I retail Flo-Gas which is part of British Gas and they only have deposits for certain sizes of bottles.  That looks like a 13kg to me which has no deposit. Have about a 100 empty ones sat in my yard, could be a new business line?  Would Flo-Gas not ask though why I buy in 100 bottles and then only return 20? 

Tell them you used the others in a raft race! :lol:



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