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How to Detect a Gas Leak in Your Home

How to Detect a Gas Leak in Your Home - No open flamesHow to detect a gas leak in your home with simple signs, including the distinctive odour of the gas, a hissing sound of the leaking gas escaping, higher gas bills, dead or dying plants, electronic combustible gas detectors, a white mist, bubbles when you spray with soapy water, appliances with red or yellow flames or feeling unwell. 

Whilst searching you also want to avoid all ignition sources including, but not limited to, flames, electrical switches and telephones.

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Why is LPG Energy Great for Rural Households?

Nearly 15 per cent of Australia's 25-plus million population is classified as living in rural or remote areas[1].

That's more than 3.5 million people nationwide facing the challenges of life away from urban centres and the convenient and reliable utilities options available there.

Luckily, rural life doesn't have to be a struggle. While mains power may be unreliable or inaccessible for those in remote areas, LPG offers a flexible and readily available power supply to millions nationwide, making the use LPG energy great for rural households.

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Recall Published Date: 4 Nov 2018

Primus Australia Pty Ltd t/as Companion Brands — Companion Portable Butane Stoves (Single & Dual Burner)

Product Safety Recall

The ACCC - Australian Competition & Consumer Commission - has published a recall notice for two models of Companion brand portable butane stoves.

Primus Butane Stove Models

Companion single burner (COMP01023)

Companion double burner (COMP01034)

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Heritage Open Flue Gas Heaters Banned from Sale in Victoria

Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) have just taken action against two old models of open flued gas heaters.

They withdrew the Vulcan Heritage and Pyrox Heritage open flue gas heaters from sale.

If you have one of these heaters, do not use it until it can be tested by a qualified gasfitter.

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Propane Gas Storage: LPG – Propane Gas Storage Done Safely

Propane gas is stored in pressure vessels and it is almost always stored in its liquid form.

These propane gas storage vessels can range from small camping canisters to BBQ gas bottles to larger gas cylinders and much larger storage in Propane tanks - bullets.

Gas storage depots may consist of large storage spheres or large buried tanks.

The liquefied propane gas storage can also be underground, in custom-built or prepared storage caverns.

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Wood vs Gas Fireplace: 12 Reasons to Choose a Gas Log Fire

Spectacular looks and a warm cozy home should be reasons enough to own a gas fireplace. 

But for the unconvinced out there, here are a dozen more great reasons that you should get a gas fireplace.

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Best Hot Water System: Reviews & Prices

Want to find the best hot water system?

Concerned that what your plumber recommends may not be the best choice for you or your home? 

What size hot water service do I need?

Want to find the best price?

We review hot water system types and prices, comparing the pros and cons of the various alternatives, to help you make an informed decision.

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A Megajoule or MJ Probably Isn't What You Think

What is a megajoule and why does it matter when I buy a gas heater?

What size gas heater should I buy? 

Many people think they know but you might be surprised by the real answer…

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Propane - LPG Gas Smell: Ethyl Mercaptan

  • LPG (propane) smells because an odourant - Ethyl Mercaptan - is added to the gas to make it easier to detect a leak.

  • In their natural state, LPG (Propane and Butane) and Natural Gas (Methane) are all odourless gases. 

  • The distinctive smell that people associate with these gases is actually added to them as a safety measure.

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4 Mistakes to Avoid When You Buy a Gas Heater or Portable Gas Heaters for Sale

The gas heaters for sale may not be the right ones to buy. When it’s time to buy a new gas heater for your home, you want to make the right choice. 

There are some common mistakes that many people make, when they buy a gas heater.

You can sidestep these slip-ups by being informed. 

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