B&Q Rip Off Gas Bottle

Discussion in 'UK DIY' started by The Medway Handyman, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. So, there we were half way through a BBQ, with loads of people waiting for
    food, when the piggin gas cylinder ran out.

    Local garage had no stock at all, so off to B&Q. Only place locally open at
    that time in the evening.

    They wouldn't exchange the 13kg Maxi Gas Butane cylinder. Had to put down a
    £29:50 deposit on a poxy 5kg cylinder which cost £15!!

    Last time I exchanged the 13kg cylinder at the garage (a year ago) cost me
    £14.

    Numpty at B&Q claimed that "butane is being phased out".

    Is that right? Or just another B&Q rip off?


    --
    Dave
    The Medway Handyman
    www.medwayhandyman.co.uk
    01634 717930
    07850 597257
    The Medway Handyman, Aug 14, 2007
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    George Guest

    "The Medway Handyman" <> wrote in message
    news:f9tc23$p8k$...
    > So, there we were half way through a BBQ, with loads of people waiting

    for
    > food, when the piggin gas cylinder ran out.
    >
    > Local garage had no stock at all, so off to B&Q. Only place locally open

    at
    > that time in the evening.
    >
    > They wouldn't exchange the 13kg Maxi Gas Butane cylinder. Had to put down

    a
    > £29:50 deposit on a poxy 5kg cylinder which cost £15!!
    >
    > Last time I exchanged the 13kg cylinder at the garage (a year ago) cost me
    > £14.
    >
    > Numpty at B&Q claimed that "butane is being phased out".
    >
    > Is that right? Or just another B&Q rip off?
    >
    >
    > --
    > Dave
    > The Medway Handyman
    > www.medwayhandyman.co.uk
    > 01634 717930
    > 07850 597257
    >
    >


    Oh dear you do see to run into a lot of difficulties.

    ps buy a set of digital bathroom scales that does Kilo's ...that way net
    time you are thinking of having a barbie you can way the bottle and
    determine wether you need a refill or not. :)
    George, Aug 15, 2007
    #2
  3. George wrote:
    >
    > Oh dear you do see to run into a lot of difficulties.
    >
    > ps buy a set of digital bathroom scales that does Kilo's ...that way
    > net time you are thinking of having a barbie you can way the bottle
    > and determine wether you need a refill or not. :)


    When I 'net' have a barbie (which we do several times a week weather
    permitting) I'll get the bathroom scales and 'way' the bottle to determine
    'wether' I need one or not.


    --
    Dave
    The Medway Handyman
    www.medwayhandyman.co.uk
    01634 717930
    07850 597257
    The Medway Handyman, Aug 15, 2007
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    George Guest

    "The Medway Handyman" <> wrote in message
    >
    > When I 'net' have a barbie (which we do several times a week weather
    > permitting) I'll get the bathroom scales and 'way' the bottle to determine
    > 'wether' I need one or not.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Dave
    > The Medway Handyman
    > www.medwayhandyman.co.uk
    > 01634 717930
    > 07850 597257
    >
    >
    >
    >


    Hah! you've noticed e sticky keys. :p
    George, Aug 15, 2007
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    Andy Dingley Guest

    On 14 Aug, 23:58, "The Medway Handyman"
    <> wrote:
    > So, there we were half way through a BBQ, with loads of people waiting for
    > food, when the piggin gas cylinder ran out.


    "the" gas cylinder? Call yourself a handyman and you only have one
    source of fiery heat to hand?

    Where's your brazing / soldering rig?

    Where's your oxygen cylinder? (lights charcoal to cookable in under a
    minute)

    Where's your stick welder, and a quickly constructed woodstove?


    Baden Powell wouldn't approve....
    Andy Dingley, Aug 15, 2007
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    Adrian C Guest

    Andy Dingley wrote:

    > "the" gas cylinder? Call yourself a handyman and you only have one
    > source of fiery heat to hand?
    >
    > Where's your brazing / soldering rig?
    >
    > Where's your oxygen cylinder? (lights charcoal to cookable in under a
    > minute)
    >
    > Where's your stick welder, and a quickly constructed woodstove?
    >
    >
    > Baden Powell wouldn't approve....
    >


    You forgot the hot air gun ...

    --
    Adrian C
    Adrian C, Aug 15, 2007
    #6
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    Guest

    On 14 Aug, 23:58, "The Medway Handyman"
    <> wrote:
    > So, there we were half way through a BBQ, with loads of people waiting for
    > food, when the piggin gas cylinder ran out.
    >
    > Local garage had no stock at all, so off to B&Q. Only place locally openat
    > that time in the evening.
    >
    > They wouldn't exchange the 13kg Maxi Gas Butane cylinder. Had to put down a
    > £29:50 deposit on a poxy 5kg cylinder which cost £15!!
    >
    > Last time I exchanged the 13kg cylinder at the garage (a year ago) cost me
    > £14.
    >
    > Numpty at B&Q claimed that "butane is being phased out".
    >
    > Is that right? Or just another B&Q rip off?
    >
    > --
    > Dave
    > The Medway Handymanwww.medwayhandyman.co.uk
    > 01634 717930
    > 07850 597257


    Serves you right for cheating and using gas. real men use charcoal.
    , Aug 15, 2007
    #7
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    Owain Guest

    Adrian C wrote:
    > Andy Dingley wrote:
    >> "the" gas cylinder? Call yourself a handyman and you only have one
    >> source of fiery heat to hand?
    >> Baden Powell wouldn't approve....

    > You forgot the hot air gun ...


    Or running an extension from the gas main in garden hose...

    Owain
    Owain, Aug 15, 2007
    #8
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    R D S Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Serves you right for cheating and using gas. real men use charcoal.


    Seconded.
    R D S, Aug 15, 2007
    #9
  10. The Medway Handyman

    Andy Dingley Guest

    On Wed, 15 Aug 2007 13:14:31 +0100, Frank Erskine
    <> wrote:

    >You can't weld sausages (or can you?) :)


    I have plasma-cut sausages.....

    Cheap barbecue leftovers, in an old welding glove. One day I _will_
    run the thing across my hand, and I wanted to know just how much damage
    to expect beforehand.


    (it's pretty safe really)
    Andy Dingley, Aug 15, 2007
    #10
  11. Andy Dingley wrote:
    > On 14 Aug, 23:58, "The Medway Handyman"
    > <> wrote:
    >> So, there we were half way through a BBQ, with loads of people
    >> waiting for food, when the piggin gas cylinder ran out.

    >
    > "the" gas cylinder? Call yourself a handyman and you only have one
    > source of fiery heat to hand?
    >
    > Where's your brazing / soldering rig?
    >
    > Where's your oxygen cylinder? (lights charcoal to cookable in under a
    > minute)
    >
    > Where's your stick welder, and a quickly constructed woodstove?
    >

    Leave off. My PLI doesn't even cover me for a blowlamp indoors!
    >
    > Baden Powell wouldn't approve....


    Dib dib dob...........


    --
    Dave
    The Medway Handyman
    www.medwayhandyman.co.uk
    01634 717930
    07850 597257
    The Medway Handyman, Aug 15, 2007
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    raden Guest

    In message <f9tc23$p8k$>, The Medway Handyman
    <> writes
    >So, there we were half way through a BBQ, with loads of people waiting for
    >food, when the piggin gas cylinder ran out.
    >
    >Local garage had no stock at all, so off to B&Q. Only place locally open at
    >that time in the evening.
    >
    >They wouldn't exchange the 13kg Maxi Gas Butane cylinder. Had to put down a
    >£29:50 deposit on a poxy 5kg cylinder which cost £15!!
    >
    >Last time I exchanged the 13kg cylinder at the garage (a year ago) cost me
    >£14.
    >

    I buy 15kg bottles at £12.50 (and I thought that was a rip off) from the
    place round the corner from me

    As for deposit, last time I asked for an extra bottle, they just charged
    be for the refill, no deposit


    --
    geoff
    raden, Aug 15, 2007
    #12
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    Ron Lowe Guest

    >> Baden Powell wouldn't approve....
    >
    > Dib dib dob...........
    >



    Hmm, had to help out at cubs centenary camp a month or so ago, with eldest
    offspring.

    One other Dad had brought along copy of original 18-oatcake copy of
    'Scouting for Boys', almost hand-written by B.P. himself. Some amusing
    reading to be had.

    A section was devoted to 'How a Scout behaves' or similar. It went on to
    describe various vices, such as 'A Scout does not smoke blah blah..' and 'A
    Scout does not drink blah blah..' It then went on to say something like
    'And of the vice which we shall call Beastliness ( which is what matron at
    your school calls it ) , we shall say no more than 'a scout does not do
    it'. Should you feel the urge to Beastliness come upon you, then a cold
    shower is what you need. Should you still feel a need to Beastliness, then I
    urge you to consult your Scout Master'.

    Yes, indeed...

    Another amusing item indicated BPs inclination to phrenology. 'How to
    recognise the "wrong sorts".' This shows a couple of drawings of
    individuals, to indicate who is the 'right sort' and who is not. The
    'Wrong Sort' had an amusing drawing of a slouch-shouldered individual in
    scrufy clothes, smoking a cigarette, with eyebrows joined and a head-shape
    like an ape. The 'Right Sort' stood bolt upright wearing a smart blazer,
    foot on a ball having obviously just won the cup, with a chinless wonder
    skull type.

    It took the edge off an uncomfortable couple of nights...

    --
    Ron
    Ron Lowe, Aug 15, 2007
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    Huge Guest

    On 2007-08-15, R D S <> wrote:
    >
    ><> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Serves you right for cheating and using gas. real men use charcoal.

    >
    > Seconded.


    We bought an "Outback" gas barbie last year, 'cos we quite often decide to
    barbie at the last minute and I can't be arsed to wait for charcoal.

    Big mistake. It's a useless piece of cack. Sadly, I gave the charcoal one away
    to the local Emauss. Wish I hadn't.


    --
    "Religion poisons everything."
    [email me at huge {at} huge (dot) org <dot> uk]
    Huge, Aug 16, 2007
    #14
  15. In message <>, raden <>
    writes
    >In message <f9tc23$p8k$>, The Medway
    >Handyman <> writes
    >>So, there we were half way through a BBQ, with loads of people waiting for
    >>food, when the piggin gas cylinder ran out.
    >>
    >>Local garage had no stock at all, so off to B&Q. Only place locally open at
    >>that time in the evening.
    >>
    >>They wouldn't exchange the 13kg Maxi Gas Butane cylinder. Had to put down a
    >>£29:50 deposit on a poxy 5kg cylinder which cost £15!!
    >>
    >>Last time I exchanged the 13kg cylinder at the garage (a year ago) cost me
    >>£14.
    >>

    >I buy 15kg bottles at £12.50 (and I thought that was a rip off) from
    >the place round the corner from me
    >
    >As for deposit, last time I asked for an extra bottle, they just
    >charged be for the refill, no deposit
    >
    >

    I think the deposit was because the OP was buying a different size
    cylinder.
    Phil E. Stein, Aug 16, 2007
    #15
  16. On Tue, 14 Aug 2007 23:58:09 +0100, The Medway Handyman wrote:

    > Numpty at B&Q claimed that "butane is being phased out".
    >
    > Is that right?


    Maybe that B&Q are phasing out butane in favour of the rip off (ie bigger
    profit margin) "patio gas"?

    --
    Cheers
    Dave. pam is missing e-mail
    Dave Liquorice, Aug 17, 2007
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    John Young Guest

    "Dave Liquorice" <> wrote:

    >On Tue, 14 Aug 2007 23:58:09 +0100, The Medway Handyman wrote:
    >
    >> Numpty at B&Q claimed that "butane is being phased out".
    >>
    >> Is that right?

    >
    >Maybe that B&Q are phasing out butane in favour of the rip off (ie bigger
    >profit margin) "patio gas"?


    Thought I would ask my local independant Ironmongers. They confirmed
    to me that "butane" is being phased out. So any new BBQ's need to have
    the "red" adaptor fitted in order to use patio gas. As I am about to
    buy a new BBQ ( my previous one was stolen !!) I am now confused as
    all the ones on sale appear to be butane.

    Think I will just wait and see

    John
    John Young, Aug 17, 2007
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    Guest

    PPPPPP - Prior Planning Prevents P*** Poor Performance.
    , Aug 17, 2007
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    Bob Eager Guest

    On Fri, 17 Aug 2007 18:57:24 UTC, wrote:

    > PPPPPP - Prior Planning Prevents P*** Poor Performance.


    a.k.a. "take the Viagra in plenty of time" ???

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    Bob Eager, Aug 17, 2007
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    nemo Guest

    "The Medway Handyman" <> wrote in message
    news:f9td26$ru9$...
    > George wrote:
    > >
    > > Oh dear you do see to run into a lot of difficulties.
    > >
    > > ps buy a set of digital bathroom scales that does Kilo's ...that way
    > > net time you are thinking of having a barbie you can way the bottle
    > > and determine wether you need a refill or not. :)

    >
    > When I 'net' have a barbie (which we do several times a week weather
    > permitting) I'll get the bathroom scales and 'way' the bottle to determine
    > 'wether' I need one or not.
    >
    >

    Using 'quotation marks' in that way, is a sign of paranoia, as is, the use
    of unnecessary commas! - either that, or you work for the BBC, writing stuff
    for their website and it's force of habit.

    So, there!

    If you're highlighting someone's written mistake, the correct method is to
    put (sic) after the word. It's shots for sicut, which means correct, in this
    context, indicated that you are quoting the other person's erroneous
    spelling accurately.

    P. Dantic
    nemo, Aug 18, 2007
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