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Helpful hint for those new to BBQing in NZ.

Old Jan 20th 2008, 4:59 am
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Default Helpful hint for those new to BBQing in NZ.

Gas BBQs.

Preparation - Do ensure your gas bottle is full.

Lee and I have spent the last couple hours trying to light 'air'.


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Old Jan 20th 2008, 5:05 am
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Gas BBQs.

Preparation - Do ensure your gas bottle is full.

Lee and I have spent the last couple hours trying to light 'air'.

Blinding!!!
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Old Jan 20th 2008, 5:28 am
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Did that at the kids school fete in the Uk...
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Old Jan 20th 2008, 6:43 am
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I think whats more embarrassing is that (Lee and I are troubleshooters by trade) we sat there adjusting the ignitors, making sure everything was clean.

We even released some 'gas' from the bottle and had a sniff.

There was no smell, so we deduced from that, that LPG is odourless.

I feel like a right 'nana
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Big karma for the laughs out loud.

While at uni doin a BBQ party my Danish friend decided to get the grill real hot by sucking some petrol out of his motorbike and pouring it on. I've never jumped so fast (stuntman stylie)
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I think whats more embarrassing is that (Lee and I are troubleshooters by trade) we sat there adjusting the ignitors, making sure everything was clean.

We even released some 'gas' from the bottle and had a sniff.

There was no smell, so we deduced from that, that LPG is odourless.

I feel like a right 'nana

My best mate Dan who lives in Welly did exactly that about 4 weeks ago. After finally realising that he had to fill the can himself he said to the guy behind the counter "you will never believe what I did" to which he responded " bet I can, your English"
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That was funny!
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After finally realising that he had to fill the can himself
You mean to tell me you buy empty bottles!!!!.
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Old Jan 20th 2008, 8:58 pm
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You mean to tell me you buy empty bottles!!!!.
yep i went to kmart for mine

i asked if the bottle was 'ready to be used' - and they said yes. I asked what I do when i need to refuel - they said 'take it to a garage'.

Of course, forgetting you need to ask VERY specific questions in order to get the answer you want in this country......

So yes the bottles are empty, and you refuel at a petrol station.
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yep i went to kmart for mine

i asked if the bottle was 'ready to be used' - and they said yes. I asked what I do when i need to refuel - they said 'take it to a garage'.

Of course, forgetting you need to ask VERY specific questions in order to get the answer you want in this country......

So yes the bottles are empty, and you refuel at a petrol station.
Holy crap, i cant believe that... How funny... At least i won't do what you did i spose...

Is there any other crazy things you need to do over there?..
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Yep! And no man comes on a truck delivering full bottles ..... you go to the petrol station to fill it up
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Old Jan 21st 2008, 6:37 am
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Aaaaahhhh.....here we have lonely Malcolm who WILL come and swap your bottle....
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Old Jan 21st 2008, 6:48 am
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Holy crap, i cant believe that... How funny... At least i won't do what you did i spose...

Is there any other crazy things you need to do over there?..
yeh - in supermarkets, you peel off all the outer leaves of the caulis and cabbages that you dont want and drop them into the bins they provide.

So you only really pay for what you want!

(i have been too embarrassed to do it yet because not entirely sure of protocol - so I take cruddy leaves home with me)
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Old Jan 21st 2008, 6:55 am
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yeh - in supermarkets, you peel off all the outer leaves of the caulis and cabbages that you dont want and drop them into the bins they provide.

So you only really pay for what you want!

(i have been too embarrassed to do it yet because not entirely sure of protocol - so I take cruddy leaves home with me)
I always take the pre-bagged grapes out of the bag and put back the rubbish ones - I'm not paying for them!!
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Old Jan 21st 2008, 7:09 am
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That is too funny about the BBQ!
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