Boc gas

Pick up a gas bottle and headed for a spot north of perth      Set up camp and fish till late, Got late so go my head down for a few hours

Woke to find easter blowing Set up ballooning rod and reel to fine out f%%% gas bottle had no gas in it

So if you guys get gas Get them to check befor you buy

The next one i got was only half full when check it at boc dock 

sherbie

By the way no free gas bottle So it cost me 150.00 plus time and miles

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wanna swap your half full gas

Fri, 2014-03-21 07:52

wanna swap your half full gas bottle for my boat.

(see - banging my head against a wall - dealership woes).

Yep double check everything you do yourself.
if someone else does it - triple check!!

Feel your pain

Cheers

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 Was the tap and neck plastic

Fri, 2014-03-21 08:09

 Was the tap and neck plastic wrapped Sherbert? I'be arguing with them if not. I've had it happen before too and had it replaced. 

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Agree

Fri, 2014-03-21 12:58

It should have been plugged and the valve wrapped in plastic. Sometimes they can leak out on the dock. Either way i would not be happy and want it replaced.

Also i have found BOC have a guide line of min & max volume to fill a bottle, and it can be anyware within that range. So sometimes i get bottles that are realy full and others that are just above the min requirement ( which is just above 55% )

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boc malaga

Sat, 2014-03-22 05:00

Only have a stopper in the hole I might send them a fax to head office     And tell them iam not happy

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Yep

Fri, 2014-03-21 08:19

Had an identical experience, but unfortunately found out the bottle was empty whilst at Quobba. 

 

Bottle was plugged and wrapped. Thankfully we did take 2 bottles though, and we got a few balloons out of the other one,but could've destroyed a trip and the money spent gettin there, time off work, etc. 

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That sucks !! Worst place to

Fri, 2014-03-21 16:40

That sucks !! Worst place to find out!

 

If it makes you feel any better i once got a dive tank back from test full of rusty water.. Guess when i found out ?

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I'm the Business Manager for

Sat, 2014-03-22 07:58

I'm the Business Manager for BOC's major opposition and can say that every now and then a valve on a bottle can go faulty and blow off. This can often happen if the cylinder has been sitting for some time outside and there has been extreme temperature changes which happens over summer. If the cylinder blows off you often wouldn't notice as it often doesn't do anything to the wrap or plug. Helium also being so light makes it hard to tell by lifting the cylinder and doing a weight test.

Best thing to do is use an old Oxy guage if you have one and test it before you leave their yard. That way they are obligated to swap out the cylinder straight away.

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So should the guys there

Sun, 2014-03-23 18:23

Put a guage on all bottle that leaved the depot, To make sure it full befor hand

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 Probably more up to you

Sun, 2014-03-23 18:53

 Probably more up to you Sherbs, especially before a long trip.

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cheers m8

Sun, 2014-03-23 19:17

steve

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I would imagine the

Wed, 2014-03-26 23:52

I would imagine the exorbitant yearly rental/service fee you pay every year would cover for the on going inspection/testing of these potentially dangerous vessels.I have on numerous occasions have had leakage around the control spindle (possible o ring) and returned for a new cylinder each time.

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There is some sexy ladies

Sat, 2014-03-22 09:54

There is some sexy ladies working for BOC  :p

 

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Good advice Bluetonic

Sat, 2014-03-22 19:57

Thanks for advising without putting the boot in. I have no connection with BOC, but I appreciate people who give useful advice without using it as an opportunity to bag the opposition.

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+1There was a chance, but

Thu, 2014-03-27 15:52

+1

There was a chance, but professionalism showed well and truely.

Bluetonic who you work for has my business in the future.

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