Never been called a do-gooder in my life Chris Argumentative, pedantic maybe, and they are my good points As you say, and not only Calor, but gas cylinders have a safety device to prevent overfilling, with a Gaslow cylinder you can only fill to 80%. The good thing about forums is that everyone is entitled to express their own opinions and views, there can be discussions and even debate over Pro's and Con's, the 'regulars' on this particular forum I think know each other and sometimes comments and quips are meant to try and encourage wider discussion by 'other' forum members, sometimes such comments and quips can just be a little mischievous and no harm or insult is intended The manufacturer of a product, whatever that may be, may stipulate certain conditions of use, if damage, destruction, injury or fatality occurs by non-compliance then the Company cannot be held liable against such events, however, manufactures must comply with the legal requirements to ensure their products are safe to use and should provide instructions on such use, do's and dont's. If a user of such products decides to ignore such advice, guidance or instruction they do so at their own risk. Why does that sound like teaching people to 'suck eggs', sorryMy point about calor is it's what they say, not the law..
If you read everything that is written on the internet about calor bottles they make it sound like you can over fill them and they then explode...
What a load of old tosh... they have a safety valve.
The bit about painting it, is so nosey bugger can't go " look at him filling a calor bottle"
Internet is full of do-gooders
I don't mean you Eric!
I think the words you used there Alan sums it up precisely, the words 'Supposed to', machines can be adjusted (or even tampered with) to do things they are not supposed to. The thing is, things change, what happened 30 years ago is not always acceptable, legal, morally right etc. these days. Now don't get me wrong, I am not saying that all 'change' is a good thing, but there are so many 'Ambulance Chasers' in the world today, unless companies provide clear instructions about the use of their products someone will do something, often by failing to apply simple common sense, injure themselves, other's, cause damage to property and then cry 'foul' against the product manufacturer and expect large compensation pay outs. At the end of the day, people do what they do, some have expertise and knowledge, many don't.the lpg pumps are. supposed to turn off at 90% full pressure .
back in the 80,s i used to take filler adaptors to spain etc and let the filling depots have them so they could fill uk bottles .