3.5kg fire extinguisher converted and full $150.00?

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Just after an idea if this is a good buy? It is from a fire extinguisher place and he converts these to home brew use and of course fills them, tests them and certs them on the gold coast :)
 

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Cube said:
Just after an idea if this is a good buy? It is from a fire extinguisher place and he converts these to home brew use and of course fills them, tests them and certs them on the gold coast :)
And who fills them and at what cost? This is a big consideration when buying a CO2 cylinder.
 

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Sounds alright to me, provided it is all safe and the refills are conveniently accessable you are on a winner.
How much for a refill?

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Barry R said:
And who fills them and at what cost? This is a big consideration when buying a CO2 cylinder.
The guy fills them at the shop. He currently fills my small one for 10 bucks. A fill I didn't ask but he is a good chap and will be priced well especially if gold coast AHB'ers come in droves :) Basically I'm after a 'yeah good deal' or 'nar shit deal' on the converted cylinder as as I'm having trouble finding prices on this type of cylinders to compare.

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The price is good mate.
A 2.6 KegKing is ~$180.
3.5 for $150 and accessible refils is a no brainer mate.

Other brewers on here using the same.

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IMHO $150 converted & filled would be a good deal for a 5.00Kg CO2 stinguisher but as long as you're happy cube?
I suppose you'd have to compare the price offered to that of a cheaper/larger cylinder which may or may not necessitate a trip to Brisbane for a refill?

Make sure the stinguisher not out of date before buying.

Stinguishers MUST be tested & stamped every five years.

PS --- No harm in contacting EverSafe at Morningside for a better deal if you're keen?
 

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i think good ish deal.

local extinguisher place in radelaide does 3.5kg's for around 130-150, i paid 170 for my 5...
 

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Ok just an update on this as others may want to know. Got a full newly converted as in new fittings and blow off valve 5kg cylinder for $150.00 today. Test stamped as of today as well. Couldn't be happier. Blazetech in Labrador is the company.
 

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Cube said:
Ok just an update on this as others may want to know. Got a full newly converted as in new fittings and blow off valve 5kg cylinder for $150.00 today. Test stamped as of today as well. Couldn't be happier. Blazetech in Labrador is the company.
Any pics of the cylinder you have Cube.
I couldn't find anyone in Oz prepared to install a fitting on the extinguisher I had to take my regulator.
I'm getting shafted big time renting from BOC, over $15.00 per month rental on my VT, 10kg cylinder.
I've had it for three years & still got gas but have paid three years rental on the bastard.
 

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Crusty said:
I'm getting shafted big time renting from BOC, over $15.00 per month rental on my VT, 10kg cylinder.
Ouch!
I have an 'unofficial' G size cylinder.. 40ish liters?
Paid $400 up front but at least someone near me is happy to swap it for their full 'official' cylinders.
 

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Any pics of the cylinder you have Cube.
I couldn't find anyone in Oz prepared to install a fitting on the extinguisher I had to take my regulator.
I'm getting shafted big time renting from BOC, over $15.00 per month rental on my VT, 10kg cylinder.
I've had it for three years & still got gas but have paid three years rental on the bastard.
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Good one cube,He's been around for a while that bloke I think.
Is that 1/2 bspp thread on the valve or what regulator do you use on it?
 

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wombil said:
Good one cube,He's been around for a while that bloke I think.
Is that 1/2 bspp thread on the valve or what regulator do you use on it?
Micromatic. Fits no problems.
 

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Good to know...I work in Arundel just off Brisbane Road so I might go have a chat ;)
 

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Perfect timing. I forgot what they were called and am in need of a refill. Just spend an hour searching for the name of the place on google and found this post....shoulda just searched AHB instead, would've been quicker
 

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I just rang Blazetech & they sell converted cylinders for home brew use in sizes 2kg, 3.5kg & 5kg. They are all the same price @ $150.00 + $7.00 per kg for the gas.
I think this is a great buy & will be getting a 5kg one for the brew fridge & a 3.5kg one for the planted fish tank.
Cheers Cube............................. :beerbang:
 

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Glad to be of help. Forgot to mention the smaller bottles :). Be ready for having the cash in hand. No eftpos there. They have a nice setup there. Will be my filling station from here on out.
 

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I gave him a call on Friday too.

Yup, $7 per kg and $40 for the valve to convert from a std extinguisher if you've already got one. So, $150 + gas for one of his is a great price IMHO
 

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Cannibal, it's $150.00 including the gas. Every bit helps :)

I was being charged $10 for a 540 grm fill so obviously there is a minimum charge.
 

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