Some Useful Tips

How does LPG work?

  • LPG is stored under pressure as a liquid in a gas bottle.
  • It turns back into a gas when you release some of the pressure in the gas bottle by turning on your appliance.
  • A regulator ensures a consistent pressure is safely delivered from the gas bottle to your appliances.

How full is my cylinder?

Here’s our step-by-step guide to finding out:
  1. Pour very hot (but not boiling) water over the sides of the cylinder from the top
  2. Wait 5-10 seconds
  3. Starting from where you poured the water, run your hand down the cylinder
  4. Where the cylinder changes from warm to cold, that’s the gas level
On a warm day, with the cylinder in full sunlight, you might not need to apply hot water to feel the difference in temperature. A 45kg cylinder is full when the gas level is around 15 centimetres from the shoulder.

When do I order a new 45 kg cylinder?

Your gas supply will stop when a gas bottle is empty.
You will need to:
  1. Turn the hand wheel on the empty gas bottle OFF (clockwise).
  2. You then move the changeover valve lever to point towards the other (full) gas bottle.
  3. Turn the hand wheel on the full gas bottle ON (anti-clockwise).
  4. Please remember to order a replacement gas bottle so you don’t run out.

What if I’ve run out?

Then just give us a call on 09 372 8876. We’re always happy to help.