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Does LPG Damage Your Engine?

If you are thinking about converting your car or SUV to run on LPG, you would typically have a lot of questions.

Foremost, you want to know if the conversion will damage your engine in any way before deciding.

Let’s look at the facts so that you can make an informed decision…

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Can You Use a 9kg Gas Bottle Instead of a 45kg?

Often asked: “Can I use a small gas cylinder or bottle instead of a bigger one?”

Another common question is on the use of a 9kg gas bottle instead of a 45kg.

Yet other queries relates to using a 2kg, or other small gas bottle, instead of a 9kg on a standard size BBQ.

Let’s look at the potential issues of downsizing the gas bottle…

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Gas Safety Alert – Open-Ended Gas Pipes

It is both dangerous and illegal to leave a gas pipe open and un-capped or incorrectly capped.

This applies to all gas installations, including houses, caravans, boats, commercial buildings, warehouses and factories.

All gas pipes must be either connected to an appliance or securely capped.

This prevents any accidental or malicious gas leaks.

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What Type of Gas is used in Home Gas Cylinders?

Do home gas cylinders contain LPG, CNG or maybe even Biogas?

There are three major factors that affect the type of gas used in home gas cylinders:

  • The gas supply situation in your area or country

  • The economics of the various options

  • The ambient temperature expected from seasonal weather patterns in your area

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Never Use a Gas Stove or Oven as a Space Heater

Gas stoves and ovens are for cooking only.

They are not designed or intended for use as space heaters.

Improper use can be dangerous or even fatal…

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LPG Conversions: Gas kg, Litres, MJ, kWh & m³

Also Pounds, Gallons, BTU, Therms & ft³

We are frequently asked about the various LPG (propane) conversion values.  
People ask the questions in many ways and the simplest way to answer most of them is with an LPG Conversion Table (or two). 
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Complete & Incomplete Combustion of Propane (LPG) - Formulas - Equations

Proper combustion of LPG – propane – is important.

Complete LPG combustion saves you money on gas.

Incomplete combustion produces carbon monoxide, which is a poisonous gas.

Find out what you need to do…

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How Does an LPG Engine Work?

An engine powered by LPG is fundamentally the same as a petrol powered internal combustion engine.

The two main differences are the fuel itself and the fuel storage and intake systems.

The engine block, pistons, spark plugs, ignition system, lubrication system and electricals all remain the same.

With an octane rating of over 100, LPG is usable in virtually any petrol engine.

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ACCC Recall - Campmaster CM1950S Butane Heater

12 October 2017

The ACCC has announced the recall of Campmaster CM1950S Butane Heater effective immediately.

You can download the official recall notice.

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Tempering Valves for Hot Water Heaters

Scalding is one of the most serious, painful and long-term injuries for young children. 

Scalding can happen very quickly, depending on the temperature of the water. 

Scalding Hazard

However, at 50°C a serious burn wouldn’t typically happen until after 5 minutes, so you can see the benefit of controlling the temperature of the hot water at the tap.
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