Gas bottles in spain – advice please

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  • #51345
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    Dear All,

    We are about to furnish our apartment in Spain and will need to buy two gas heaters and we are also taking a gas barbeque to Spain.

    Do we need to get a certificate in order to buy the gas bottles, and if so, how do we go about it and how long does it take?

    Many thanks in anticipation.

    Linda

  • #59831
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    Xirles…

    All you need to do is to call at your nearest Repsol/Cepsa or other outlet for the butano bottles. You will need to take your NIE and for back up insurance maybe your passport and some documentation showing your adress in Spain.
    With this documentation you will be then allowed to “rent” however many bottles you wish to. You will have to buy the regulator valve for the number of bottles you expect to have running at any given time,(i.e if one is for hot water and cooking and oanother for portable fire then you need 2)
    Once the above has been done it is a straight forward matter of popping in with an empty bottle and paying for a full one when the need arises.

    Please note some areas have a mobile lorry that delivers on a particular day of the week and often petrol garages sell refills.

  • #59836
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    Sorry to disagree, but without either an empty gas bottle to start with (black market) or a contract (involving a safety check on at least one appliance) you can’t simply walk in and start renting gas bottles.

  • #59868
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    Guest wrote:

    Sorry to disagree, but without either an empty gas bottle to start with (black market) or a contract (involving a safety check on at least one appliance) you can’t simply walk in and start renting gas bottles.

    Disagree as much as you wish.I confirm that the method indicated is exactly how I was able to organise gas bottles myself. 😕

  • #59869
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    Many thanks for your replies. Perhaps the system operates differently in some areas of Spain from others? I am buying in North Costa Blanca.

    Linda

  • #59873
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    It does seem to differ from region to region.
    Where we are you do need a contract with a prior inspection.
    Then I think they will only give you one bottle per appliance.

    People do say that it is possible and relatively easy to ‘buy’ a bottle on the black market. But do bear in mind that if you have any problems with it ie an explosion, you are liable for the damage it may cause to any neighbours etc. Your house insurance will not cover you if you are in an area where gas contracts are required.

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