Calor gas heater

Is it a good idea to load one of these and a spare bottle, into my car and drive it 60 miles to its owner?  I tried to hire a man and van to do it for me, but obviously no-one would take it.

The owner is an elderly lady and I feel better about taking it to her, rather than asking her to come and collect it. If it's not a good idea to drive it myself I'd ask a calor gas seller to come and collect it, then pay the lady something so she can buy another one. 


  • FreeBear
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    Don't see a problem with transporting it yourself. Just make sure it is well secured, and keep the gas bottle upright.
    Also make sure the owner has a working Carbon Monoxide alarm (that is CO, not CO2) - These things can kill if used in an ventilated space.
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  • Flugelhorn
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    I used to transport mine and the cylinders when I was a student. I strapped the cylinder into a seat using the seat belt and another strap and the heater went in the boot - no problem. 
  • Eldi_Dos
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    Really you should have a LPG warning sticker on the rear of your vehicle when transporting a cylinder, they are only a few pence to purchase.
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