How to Operate Home LPG Gas Bottles
LPG Turns from Liquid to Gas
How to Turn Off-On Gas Cylinder Supply to Your Home
To turn off your home gas cylinder, turn the round valve handwheel located on top of the cylinder clockwise until snug by hand only (don't over-tighten). If you have two cylinders (or more), you will need to turn them all off by repeating the valve closing procedure. To turn the gas cylinders on, turn the valve handwheel anti-clockwise 2 or 3 turns (do not open hard against the stop).
Your Gas Regulator Controls the Flow
For more info, please see Home LPG Gas Regulators & Fittings
Two Gas Bottles So You Don't Run Out
Automatic Changeover Valve
Manual Changeover Valves
1. Turn the empty gas bottle valve clockwise to CLOSE the valve.
2. Move the changeover valve lever to point towards the second gas bottle, which will hopefully be full if the previous resident ordered gas when they should have.
If not, just give us a call.
3. OPEN the valve on the full gas bottle by turning it anti-clockwise.
Always Order Your LPG Right Away
8 Tips for Never Running Out of LPG Gas Again
1. Always order gas as soon as the first bottle runs out.
Don't wait until the gas bottles are both empty or near empty.
Follow this advice and you are virtually assured to never run out of gas.
2. Remember to order sooner, rather than later, during the busy winter season.
3. Remember to check your gas bottles more often in cold weather, especially if you use a gas heater or gas log fire.
Even your water heater has to work harder in cold weather, as the incoming water is colder.
4. Having additional house guests can also increase your usage if you have gas hot water.
Remember to check more often so both you and your guests avoid cold showers!
5. If you only have one gas bottle attached to your home, you may wish to consider adding a second gas bottle.
Unless you are on automatic tanker delivery, you will either run out or have to call for a gas bottle exchange before using up all of your gas.
These are both situations you would surely like to avoid.
A second bottle solves the problem and is particularly wise if you use your gas for hot water and/or heating.
6. If you are an Elgas customer, make sure we have your Mobile Number so you receive Gas Check Alerts™ by Text (SMS).
These are sent automatically, by our computer, based on your past gas usage.
With Gas Check Alerts, you will never forget to check your gas bottles again.
7. Remember to increase how often you check your gas bottles if you install additional gas appliances.
8. Also, be certain to tell your supplier if you install additional appliances, especially if you are on automatic tanker delivery, so we can adjust your delivery schedule.
Follow these tips and you should enjoy using of your gas appliances without interruption.
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