Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    bishop155's Avatar
    bishop155 Guest

    gass suplyers in the uk



    I'm attempting to build first phase change cpu cooling system, and i've got everything i need on order. That is, except gass. From what i can tell r290 & ln2 (for testing & brazing) are unregulated, but I cant for the life of me find a supplyer which doesnt require you do a safty course first.

    Now I can see the logic in that, but if i want to blow myself up, thats upto me, its allready costing me a small fortune. does anyone know a uk supplyer where i can buy such gasses?

    otherwise I guess i'll do the course.



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    England
    Age
    44
    Posts
    746
    Rep Power
    19

    Re: gass suplyers in the uk

    It's only Propane, get you self down to B&Q or Wicks.

    Eggs

  3. #3
    bishop155's Avatar
    bishop155 Guest

    Re: gass suplyers in the uk

    yer i know, but climatecenter.co.uk refused to sell me any, which was quite uncomfortable.

  4. #4
    bishop155's Avatar
    bishop155 Guest

    Re: gass suplyers in the uk

    and i assumed r290 would be abit purer, than the stuff youed get from b&q, what about the nitrogen though, i dont realy want to pressure test on propane.

    (forum lack of edit button ftl)

  5. #5
    Brian_UK's Avatar
    Brian_UK is offline Moderator I am starting to push the Mods: of RE Site Moderator : and general nice guy
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Dorset
    Age
    69
    Posts
    10,384
    Rep Power
    49

    Re: gass suplyers in the uk

    Welcome to the world of regulation.

    You will find in many areas that tradespeople cannot buy suitable materials for the job through their wholesalers. They can, however, buy the product on the high street.

    Some things work the other way around and this could be one of them.
    Brian - Newton Abbot, Devon, UK
    Retired March 2015
    Please support http://the100project.net/Home

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    England
    Age
    44
    Posts
    746
    Rep Power
    19

    Re: gass suplyers in the uk

    Quote Originally Posted by bishop155 View Post
    and i assumed r290 would be abit purer, than the stuff youed get from b&q, what about the nitrogen though, i dont realy want to pressure test on propane.

    (forum lack of edit button ftl)
    From what i gather there is more gas in a cheap throw away fag (cigarette to our cousins across the pond) lighter ,than there is in a domestic fridge. Call it Butane or R600, it's the same stuff.

    I wonder if all those lighters get pressure tested with nitrogen?
    I am certain my lighter left on the dash of the van in summer withholds far greater pressures than a domestic fridge/freezer in normal operation.

    Eggs

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    adelaide sth.oz
    Posts
    1,015
    Rep Power
    12

    Re: gass suplyers in the uk

    im sure there will be moisture present in the stuff from bbq sellers etc.
    mmm to beer or not to beer...........lets drink breakfast

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Columbus Ohio
    Age
    48
    Posts
    170
    Rep Power
    9

    Re: gass suplyers in the uk

    in the USA you can order it as "HC-12a" or envirosafe 12a etc... those handle the properties of R-12, but there are other variants for other drop ins that are hydrocarbon based and in the USA non regulated, other than the EPA in the USA doesnt allow any HC to be used except in special process refrigeration..
    -Christopher

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    usa
    Age
    33
    Posts
    16
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: gass suplyers in the uk

    great post thanks to you

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •