Obtaining a gas bottle

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  • #54767
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    We want to buy a DeLonghi blue heat portable gas heater but have been given conflicting advice on buying a gas bottle.

    Do we need a gas certificate and if so, how do we get one and how much does it cost?

    If not, do we just purchase the 15kg bottle from a petrol station or ferreteria?

    Your knowledge would be of great help. Thanks 🙂

  • #90320
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    As far as I am aware one cannot buy gas bottles for internal use without an inspection and contract. Ask a neighbour about local main supplier

  • #90321
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    If this is the only gas appliance you have, then it is always possible to buy empty gas bottles on the “black market” at markets, car boots, via the small ads etc 😉 They usually cost about 20€.

  • #90322
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    Thanks for your comments. Will try the local Sunday market today. 😀

  • #90323
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    My experience has been what Melosine states.

    I already have a couple of bottles from the previous owner but I wanted an extra one for a new heater. When I went down the local petrol station, they said they could only do exchanges and if I wanted a new one, then I’d have to go to the area office with my certificate and take out a contract.

  • #90421
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    I agree check out the rastro’s they can be usually bartered for around €8-10 but I would go for the silver ones (Cepsa) which contain the same amount of gas as the orange bottles (Repsol) but are lighter.
    Also quite a few petrol stations have refills for Cespa

    Don’t go for the orange bottles with Repsol direct because if their policy still remains you will need to enter into a contract and have your appliances checked.

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