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Recertify your bottles

johnnielsen

Member
Premium Member
#1
I exchanged some emails with Adam of Majestic Hydrotest 36, 4807 32 St SE Calgary regarding recertification of some my welding gas and oxy-acetylene bottles as I empty them.
He said that they charged $40 per bottle with same day or next day turnaround. I have no experience with the company but it sounds very promising.
 
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Tom O

Active Member
#4
I just take mine in and get a different bottle every time I bought mine so there is no contract.
That is one thing I want to make this year a water pump pressure tester.
 

johnnielsen

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Premium Member
#5
I provided this info for those that have expired bottles and can't find a welding gas dealer who will recertify at a reasonable price.
 

Bofobo

Well-Known Member
#7
I’ve had to do that with propane tanks before, good info on other tanks. Thanks
My pass for that was to take my old expired LP tanks (lovingly donated by people who just bought new ones) and exchange them for newly certified ones pre filled at the “tank exchange” at my local petrol station.
 

Janger

(John)
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Premium Member
#8
How do you read the date on the bottle John? there's a lot of numbers and letters...

BTW forum KMS tools seems to have the best prices on refills so far. Perhaps half what the other guys have charged.
 
#9
My pass for that was to take my old expired LP tanks (lovingly donated by people who just bought new ones) and exchange them for newly certified ones pre filled at the “tank exchange” at my local petrol station.
I do that on the 20 pounders like for a bbq. I’ve got I think a 2 or 5 pounder for my portable torches that I had to get recertified. Don’t ask me how much they are to buy new, but I don’t think they’re cheap. I got mine at a scrap yard for a few bucks
 

johnnielsen

Member
Premium Member
#11
I have never tried reading the cert. info on my welding gas bottles but I seem to recall my propane bottles were pretty straight forward to interpret. I will google tonight for interest's sake.
I will post any site I find with good info on the subject. I know all but one of my bottles will require recertification when I empty them hence my interest in the subject.
 

Tom Kitta

Active Member
#15
Good info - I have an old 20 bottle that is now 20+ years old. To re-certify it would be 1/3 of the new cost.

My big bottle is due next year - for that $40 is cheap (its huge 200 I think).