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    Disposable refrigerant cylinders in the EU



    I know it maybe an old chestnut,but what are the rules on this I know about the halfords etc issue on 134a but I am talking about larger cylinders the pressed steel type ,tried to look up advice on Google but there seems to be conflicting answers ie if the disposable cylinders is made of thicker material it's just a question to ease my troubled mind as I am seeing the old thin type for sale in various places.



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    Re: Disposable refrigerant cylinders in the EU

    I think the thing is the cylinder needs to be refillable to be sold, even if you are going to chuck it away after use. The latest halfords ones i believe are returnable for a deposit supposedly to be refilled.
    Mostly found in Oxfordshire, UK :)

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    Re: Disposable refrigerant cylinders in the EU

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    Disposable cylinders are pressed steel and have a rounded
    bottom, they come in a cardboard box and don't stand upright
    on there own without the box.

    They have a cheap valve on the top and from memory they have
    Not to be reused stamped on them or disposable cylinder do not
    reuse.

    Rob

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    Re: Disposable refrigerant cylinders in the EU

    According to this article they are banned for sale, i've not seen one in a wholesalers in years.

    https://www.agas.com/insights-news/n...linders-in-sa/
    Mostly found in the southern part of this green and pleasant land.

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    Re: Disposable refrigerant cylinders in the EU

    I just press them back to a metal sheet and sell them as steel scrap once a year. The money I get pays for a cup of coffee and a cake....

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    Re: Disposable refrigerant cylinders in the EU

    Your answer is in 842/2006 (article 9 in reference to "annexe 2") and 517/2014 (article 11 in reference to "annexe 3"). ALL non refillable containers for f-gases are banned throughout the EU as from July 2007...
    http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/...01:0011:EN:PDF
    http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-conte...4R0517&from=EN
    Last edited by Icemankool; 22-11-2017 at 10:23 PM.

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    Re: Disposable refrigerant cylinders in the EU

    Still available on eBay? Who polices the rules see them complain to ebay asap!

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    Re: Disposable refrigerant cylinders in the EU

    Does a wholesalers need certification to supply refrigerant,in essence do wholesalers need to have certification to supply refrigerant I know you need it to purchase it but do you need certs to sell it ?

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    Re: Disposable refrigerant cylinders in the EU

    Quote Originally Posted by cadwaladr View Post
    Still available on eBay? Who polices the rules see them complain to ebay asap!
    They are trying. If you watch them they remove ASAP as soon as they find out
    also in the small print of those sites you might find they don't actually sell to the UK.

    Quote Originally Posted by cadwaladr View Post
    Does a wholesalers need certification to supply refrigerant,in essence do wholesalers need to have certification to supply refrigerant I know you need it to purchase it but do you need certs to sell it ?

    Yes

    The wholesalers have the same regulations as companies do and they have
    to keep records of all gas usage for inspection by the relevant authorities.

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