Licence for Gas Cylinder

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    I’ve been told I need a licence to buy a BBQ gas cylinder in Lanzarote. Does anyone know how I go about this?

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    Hi John

    A neighbour of ours has recently been through this. She went to one of the flea markets and purchased a second-hand gas bottle and then exchanged it for a new one. I don’t know how to do things the legal way – just thought this might be of use to you.

    Good luck.
    Allyson

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    Read your blog and couldn’t believe my eyes.What advice to give.When applying for a gas bottle the gas company insist on a safety inspection and with good cause.Do you know how many people are killed every year in Spain by faulty and badly installed equipment?I hope other advise you give your clients isn’t so dodgy. 🙄

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    @Latchy wrote:

    Read your blog and couldn’t believe my eyes. What advice to give. When applying for a gas bottle the gas company insist on a safety inspection and with good cause. Do you know how many people are killed every year in Spain by faulty and badly installed equipment? I hope other advise you give your clients isn’t so dodgy. 🙄

    Yes, I can see your point.

    However, many British people buy properties and then discover that the previous owner has taken all the butane bottle with them.

    The correct procedure is to visit the the local Repsol or Cepsa gas distributor and fill out the application form, then await an inspection, and return again to complete the contract and wait for delivery.

    Bear in mind that after 50 years of monopoly, these distributors are not famed for their language skills or customer service. Although, I am sure there are some distributors that provide an excellent service in several languages.

    By following the correct procedure you and your family will have to live without cooking gas and/or hot water for a week or two – or more.

    Alternatively, you can ask around and find the authorised distributor who is happy to supply you with a bottle immediately – and to my knowledge they exist in most towns.

    While Repsol, the national gas distributor, states that an inspection is necessary before supplying a 12.5kg butane bottle, the company is happy to sell anyone a more expensive 6kg gas canister without inspection at any Repsol gas station. Their website states that this can be used for gas ovens.

    See:http://www.repsolypf.com/esp/productosyservicios/productosyservicios/butanopropanoenvasado/informaciondeproductos/catalogo/butano/catalogo.asp?FormatoID=217

    Of course, everyone should have frequent home gas inspections and butane gas is potentially lethal.

    However, imagine you were trying to settle into your new Spanish home and faced the prospect of no hot food or hot water for two weeks. I really do wonder if you would then find my advice dodgy or simply practical. 😕

    PS: It is worth agreeing that the butane bottles will be left with the property after completion. This is an often overlooked point.

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    I’d prefer cold food to a cold slab any day 🙂 I can see your line of thought but you know how bad news travels.Brits abroad have a terrible knack of shooting the messenger.Could play havoc with your reputation.

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    @Latchy wrote:

    Could play havoc with your reputation.

    Thanks – point taken.

    I’ll tighten the chinstrap on my tin hat. 😉

  • #68459
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    Now Im keen to know about your reputation Rawlins!!! 😳

  • #68464
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    @Roberta wrote:

    Now Im keen to know about your reputation Rawlins!!! 😳

    It’s a lurid tale of pillage, shameless extortion, and unbounded lust. 8)

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