Bringing tanks into NZ from Oz

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Bringing tanks into NZ from Oz

Postby Snash » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:45 pm

Quick question and I am pretty sure that the answer will be no as this seems to be the same the world over.

Can you bring tanks over from Oz to NZ and get them tested to the NZ standards and continue to use them or does that fall within the too difficult category? I know there are different test protocols (length between test) but what about converting to NZ standards.

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Re: Bringing tanks into NZ from Oz

Postby ChuckyBob » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:56 am

You can.... but it will cost you and there is the risk they may not pass.

Its best to sell them in Oz and buy some in NZ.
It will end up cheaper and less hassle.
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Re: Bringing tanks into NZ from Oz

Postby Snash » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:29 pm

Cheers. Thanks for the advice. That is what I was resigned to.
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Re: Bringing tanks into NZ from Oz

Postby AndrewRawlingson » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:27 pm

Are they the cylinders I sold to you in Leamington Spa? Small world eh? :)
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Re: Bringing tanks into NZ from Oz

Postby Snash » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:50 pm

Aha, I wondered if you would put 2 and 2 together

Yes. I had to sell them when I left the UK for Melbourne as the same issue applied. Now considering what I do in terms of tanks here as they are extraordinarily expensive. Looking at the long term as a move to NZ could be on the cards in the next couple of years, so just wondering on the total cost of ownership front taking into account annual testing.... And all the other bumph that goes with rent vs buy.

I had hoped that Oz NZ might be joined up in terms of testing and standards but no such luck.

Those 10s stood me in good stead over the last few years and I managed to sell them at a profit..... Nothing to do with trying to make money on them. I had to get rid before I left the UK. It was just the cost of steel has rocketed and so cost of tanks has gone up so second hand value increased.

I could just hope for a crash in the Chinese economy which would mean tank prices drop again but that would leave us all bu55ered so will just grin and bear it.

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Re: Bringing tanks into NZ from Oz

Postby AndrewRawlingson » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:24 pm

An idle thought. What's the score with taking cylinders from NZ to Oz?
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Re: Bringing tanks into NZ from Oz

Postby Snash » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:35 am

Not sure, but bringing them from UK to Oz was way toooo much hassle, so would think it would be the same. Each authority loves its own paperwork.....They also have burst disks over here.
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Re: Bringing tanks into NZ from Oz

Postby AndrewRawlingson » Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:13 pm

thought so. cheers buddy.
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