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  • Rainbow CNG station in HB

    Hey we just stopped at the new station located off warner on nichols. It was slated to open July 1st. Guess what. It doesn't work. There is a problem with the pumps. The manager said probably another two weeks before it will open.

    Open to the public 6am to 10pm, and open 24/7 if you request a card to open the gate. That is what we were told.

    I am not going to hold my breath on this one being open in two weeks though.

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    Re: Rainbow CNG station in HB

    Drove by the other day, still closed.

    Hopefully good news: there were no visible CE signs.

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    • #3
      Re: Rainbow CNG station in HB

      I had a talk with the people at Rainbow Disposal yesterday and got a look at their new station. (My office is blocks from them)
      The new station is still being finished and they do not have a final date yet from the contractor. They are hoping it will be within a few weeks
      It is going to be owned and operated by Rainbow Disposal...(Not CE)
      They have 4 hoses, all 3600 PSI, with one central card reader, like an Arco, not a reader at each pump.
      The fillers are not the type like at CE, Trillium, but the other style, more like a VRA. I attached a filler picture.

      Rainbow will be letting me know when the station is about ready to go, and getting me the details (and application, if required) to post ASAP.

      For those that do not know the area, The station is located at Rainbow Disposal, 17121 Nichols, Huntington Beach CA 92648. South of 405 on Beach Blvd about 1 mile, head West about 1/2 mile to Nichols, turn left on Nichols, about 1/2 block on right.
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      • #4
        Re: Rainbow CNG station in HB

        Thanks for the 411. I have added the station & address to my GPS.
        Mario
        AAA CNG SYSTEMS
        CSA Certified CNG Cylinder & Fuel System Inspector

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        • #5
          Re: Rainbow CNG station in HB

          Any word on this station?

          Is it up and running yet?

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          • #6
            Re: Rainbow CNG station in HB

            RAINBOW CNG STATION IS OPEN!!!!!!

            Rainbow has opened the station for public use as of today.
            4-3600 psi hoses VISA/MC (unk on AMEX)
            Each pump has pressure gauge display.
            Current hours 6AM-6PM for now.
            Eventually will be 24 hours after gate controllers are installed and cards issued.
            As soon as the application process is finalized, I will have the application form and post it on the forum.

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            • #7
              Re: Rainbow CNG station in HB

              What is the price? I see Todd has not added it to cngprices yet. It looks like a convienient location for commuters on the 405.
              Last edited by jetboatjohnny; 10-10-2008, 12:10 PM.
              BLUE 09 GX

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              • #8
                Re: Rainbow CNG station in HB

                Filled up today. Nice station with the uniquenesses mentioned in previous post. To get to the station, you have to drive down the notoriously congested Beach Blvd....so this is less convenient than the CE stations in Fountain Valley, Seal Beach, and Long Beach.

                However, with school back in session, Fountain Valley is essentially a school bus depo in the mornings and afternoons so this may be a good alternative. I wish they would be more competetive with their pricing. Current price is $2.79 gge, same as CE.

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                • #9
                  Re: Rainbow CNG station in HB

                  [QUOTE=chromevader;18058] I wish they would be more competetive with their pricing.

                  I have been talking with them regularly. Rainbow told me that after they get their final contract signed with SoCal Gas, they would like to be lower than CE, but until their pricing is locked in, they would rather be open at the same as CE, than sitting around closed.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Rainbow CNG station in HB

                    [QUOTE=chromevader;18058]Filled up today. Nice station with the uniquenesses mentioned in previous post. To get to the station, you have to drive down the notoriously congested Beach Blvd....so this is less convenient than the CE stations in Fountain Valley, Seal Beach, and Long Beach.

                    You can also get off 405 at Beach and go down Gothard to Warner which is the less crowded "locals" way.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Rainbow CNG station in HB

                      Why is that station so expensive? My guess is: They use the fuel for their garbage trucks and expense the fuel at an exorbitant rate with the intention of lowering their tax basis. I doubt anybody would go there with the prices they continually have.
                      1998 Honda GX
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                      • #12
                        Re: Rainbow CNG station in HB

                        This is my new favorite station. I'm sorry I ever said anything bad about it. The best things about the station.

                        1. Digital pressure gauge. (I regular get 3585 psi). Totally cool.
                        2. Clean, and landscaped.
                        3. Four pumps (2 x 3600 + 2 x 3000)
                        4. Totally empty and never used. In the last six months, I have never seen another car fill up there.
                        5. Lots of bushes to take a leak in.
                        6. Always cheaper than CE.

                        See ya there!!
                        1998 Honda GX
                        ebike

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                        • #13
                          Re: Rainbow CNG station in HB

                          I never get more than 3050 psi on the 3600 psi pumps here. It sure is inexpensive though compared to the Clean Energy pump that I normally go to.

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