The dangerous practice of refilling Exchange Gas bottles. - (ON HEAK114)

The dangerous practice of refilling Exchange Gas bottles.
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Product Code ON HEAK114
Manufacturer GAS IT
Condition New
Weight 0.900Kg


Is the unsafe and illegal practice of refilling a everyday exchange only Gas bottle worth being taken to court for?


Buying a fill system off EBay or various webshops that lets you fill a Gas bottle from Calor gas, Flogas and other exchange bottle companies with pump autogas, that it was never designed to do so, is not only illegal and a prosecutionable practice, but its dangerous to you and those around you, so why risk everything to save a few £'s self refilling a exchange bottle illegally, when there are legal and safe refillable bottles like the GAS IT or other brands that are fully covered by UK and EU regulations and can be refilled anywhere legally and most importantly safely.  Its a no brainer!


We've all seen the filling adaptors on EBay and some webshops that allow you to refill gas bottles that were never designed to be end user refilled, as they were only to be returned and exchange for a new full one, but did you know its actually an illegal practice that people are being prosecuted for here in the UK  and its not just by Calor Gas, your also contravening UK Health and Safety Regulations, Weights and Measures Regulations and Consumer Safety legislation. These Regulations impose important legal duties on the site operator to ensure the safety of both their employees and members of the public and even the site owners can be prosecuted and have trading licenses removed.    The HSE ( Heath and Safety Executive ) has even stated in writing that “ PLAs should consider issuing a prohibition notice if their inspectors discover a site which allows members of the public to refill gas cylinders”.  Which means the forecourts and gas stations are risking prosecution and not only if a accident was to happen.


You also risk having your vehicle or Caravan insurance invalidated if you are found to have self refilled a bottle illegally and then something goes wrong - is the practice worth it?


People assume wrongly that the reason why these companies says don't do it is simply because the Gas companies are losing money when you self refill one of tier bottles and thats its sole reason.  Well, thats just not true and 100% of the reason is that its a very dangerous practice in many ways and every time you do it you not only risk yourselves but everyone around you during the filling, use and storage of that illegally refilled bottle, but the bottom line is, you have to be aware that whilst these self refilling adaptors are readily available you need to know the refilling practice is illegal and silly especially with the legal and safe alternative approved refillable bottles from GAS IT.  All our GAS IT Self refillable gas bottles and tanks are fitted with the latest over fill protection shut off valves, have been designed for self refilling and have the right approval paperwork.


Let me add that by using the name 'Calor Gas bottles', it is a term associated with all exchange type gas bottles like Hover is to vacuum cleaners, but the bottom line is ALL exchange type gas bottles were only ever designed to be refilled by the company who actually still owns them ( you as a user never own a Calor bottle, they loan it to us ) 


Information on Calor gas and the practice on illegally refilling thier gas bottles -


Please note :- To be safe and legal, the bottle needs to be attached to the vehicle they are being used for the heating and cooking with a remote fillpoint.  Do not try and get around any system of filling by simply buying a refillable bottle and remote fillpoint and having that fillpoint mounted in your car or van just to fill up the bootle to then remove your bottle when you get home for another use.  The pipes and fittings on our bottles are not items that are designed to be connected and disconnected frequently.  Also if you carry a gas bottle for filling in your car,  you need to comply with many more legal road going regulations for fillpoints, venting and traveling with gas bottles -  So if your intention is using our bottles like this,  please don't buy them.

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