If your not returning an empty bottle Steve,the price will be dearer,if you are it will cost you under 15 euros.
Depending on what part of the island your at,we buy ours from the supermarket at the Sidari Cross roads .
Can't comment on the price of the big one,as we only use ours for the outside cooker!
Quote: Originally posted by nuffstrong on 19 July 2009
Hope your well and thanks for that.
I think the room heaters are normally 13kg.
Is it a red bottle (Propane) or a blue bottle (Butane) ?
Can anybody can tell me the best place in North Corfu to buy Propane particularly the bigger ones up to 47kg.
Hi Steve, the ones I've seen near Roda are Butane. For another supplier with spares & appliances, there is a good little shop in the Jewish quarter in Corfu Town.
Message posted by Cheryls on 20 July 2009 at 12:08am - IP Logged
The larger bottles are slightly cheaper tham the smaller ones (kilo for kilo). Prices go up and down proportionate to fuel prices. In winter I was paying 20 euros for a replacement small bottle - but now its around 16.50.
I would like to have the larger ones - but we're limited by space and ability to shift the things!
I do a lot of cooking and my small bottle will last about a month to 6 weeks. I also use a hob top kettle for coffee/tea etc - so its pretty continuous really! What will you be using gas to run? We've found space to be a consideration.
As far as I'm aware -there's no restriction on who can buy the larger bottles. Rados in Sidari (next to Diellas supermaket) sell gas. If you don't see what you want - just ask and they'll get them for you.
There's the Petrocorps yard on the way to Corfu town (near Lidl) who have an LPG pump - but I've not been there to ask if they sell bottles gas direct - or are just a distribution station.
Hope this helps
Message posted by nuffstrong on 20 July 2009 at 11:30pm - IP Logged
Thanks for the tip about the pet shop. I had to smile last time I bought dogfood there because it was the second purchase in 2 months and he dropped the price 10E. If he does deals on gas I'll be surprised.
Thanks for that.
I might try bringing a bottle from the UK with a different fitting like somebody else I know..
Seems like everryone uses butane even though propane burns hotter.I'll take a look at the shop in Corfu town though.
Appreciate the info.
I take it all these are blue (butane) bottles.
It will be for domestic use but I'm interested in the price difference kilo for kilo between large and small bottles.
Petrocops yard must be the place where taxis go for LPG I assume.
I'll ask if they sell the large bottles next time I'm over.
Thanks for your help everyone.
Message posted by nuffstrong on 09 August 2009 at 12:25pm - IP Logged
Just ressurecting this thread.
I'm thinking of bringing a caravan across when it's a bit cooler in Corfu. I assume the gas fittings on LPG bottles in Greece will be different to the UK so I will need to change the connector.
Does anybody know if the aforementioned shops sell pipes and connectors ?
Message posted by Cheryls on 09 August 2009 at 12:49pm - IP Logged
Hi again Steve,
Yes, connectors and pipes are readily available - can't remember the cost now - but it wasn't much.
There are two types of connectors though. we have a 3 ring enamel portable stove and a gas/electric cooker. the portable takes a conical shaped one and the cooker - a flatter one. So - best to make sure you explain the the shop which one you need.
I'm not sure where you will be based - but in Sidari - you can get them from Rados (as mentioned before) or the big DIY shop on the road out to Roda (Fokias). Any hardware shop will stock them really - as everybody uses them.
Most people have a cooker with a mix of gas and electric as if the electricity goes off - you have gas rings at least - or if you forget to get your next gas bottle - you have an electric ring to use.
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