- February 21, 2009 at 7:34 pm #54767
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 🙂
- February 21, 2009 at 10:03 pm #90320
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
- February 22, 2009 at 7:46 am #90321
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€.
- February 22, 2009 at 9:51 am #90322
Thanks for your comments. Will try the local Sunday market today. 😀
- February 22, 2009 at 12:03 pm #90323
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.
- February 24, 2009 at 6:43 pm #90421
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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