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Author Topic: Rent free acetylene  (Read 1395 times)
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« on: 02 March, 2013, 09:23:36 AM »

I just took my BOC bottles back and switched to rent free ALBEE.  Its the french AirLiquide but hey-ho...

Its about 20 more per fill but the bottles certainly look a lot bigger.  I use so little I didn't keep going with the research to see how many KGs empty vs full or what pressure each is loaded to or anything like.  I just wanted to be able to go in the garage without the bottles shouting at me "money each year for what eh?"

Deposit 100/bottle against 130/year for the BOC pair so it pays back in under two years.  HobbyWeld is the other company out there but more expensive for acetylene.

I felt a lot better being told it was only April last year acetylene became available rent free, not sure if that is true or not but made me feel a lot better about my wodge of BOC bills.

Other options are Oxy Propane - BOC stock a Harris kit.  Also discussed on the Austin 7 forum (the trigger to my change) is a Rothenberger kit.  I saw one in the BOC shop and the cylinders are tiny, household aerosol sizes.


David Laver, Lewisham.
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« Reply #1 on: 02 March, 2013, 09:42:38 AM »

Very useful David, will pass it on...assuming available this side of the north channel


Frank Gallagher
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« Reply #2 on: 02 March, 2013, 05:04:43 PM »

I thought acettylene lighting was superceded by newfangled electricity with the Theta a hundred years ago!  Or have you decided to turn you special into a replica Alpha?


Don Williamson
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