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LPG - Propane Gas Smell: Ethyl Mercaptan - What Does Natural Gas Smells Like

LPG (propane) smells because an odourant - Ethyl Mercaptan - is added to the gas to make it easier to detect a leak. Natural gas smells like the same aroma, as the same odourant is used. In their natural state, LPG (Propane and Butane) and Natural Gas (Methane) smell like nothing, as they are all odourless gases and are also referred to as natural gas liquids – NGL.

The distinctive LPG smell that people associate with these gases is actually added to them as a safety measure. Ethyl Mercaptan is the odourant added to make LPG (propane) and natural gas smell like their distinctive aroma.

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Gas Heating - 4 Mistakes to Avoid When You Buy a LPG Gas Heater

Gas heating is a wonderful way to heat your home. Gas heaters for sale are energy efficient and a great way to heat your home. Gas heating is fast and provides real warmth to every corner of your home with a choice of LPG or natural 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 LPG 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 that's for sale.

You can side step these slip-ups by being informed. 

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Natural Gas Shortages Do Not Affect LPG - Is there an LPG Shortage?

LNG is not the same as LPG.  In fact, they are completely different gases.

But people are getting confused when they hear about LNG exports.

The news of late has been filled with stories about LNG exports, natural gas shortages and rising prices.

However, the media seems to be very confused when it comes to LPG, lumping it in with natural gas. 

Just as natural gas (LNG) and LPG are very different, so is the supply situation for LPG. 

In fact, it could not be more different.

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Gas Fires - Best Gas Fire Logs - Free Standing Gas Log Fires - Gas Log Fireplace Price

We provide gas fires and the best gas fireplace & LPG gas fire reviews to help pick the best gas fireplace inserts, freestanding gas log fires, gas fire inserts, consoles gas fireplaces and inbuilt gas fires. We also have top gas log fireplace prices.

As we review gas fires & gas log fireplace types, prices and cost to install gas fireplace comparing the pros and cons of the various alternatives, we help you make an informed decision…

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Best Indoor Gas Heater - Home Gas Fixed Flued Space Heaters: Gas Heating Reviews & Prices

The best indoor gas heater is the one that fits your needs.  To be the best indoor gas heater, it must be sized correctly for your space, be flued or an unflued (portable), and have the features you want possibly including remote control, thermostat, timer and safety features. The best indoor gas heater must also be from one of the quality gas heater manufacturers with a strong warranty.

The best indoor gas heater also needs to be the one with a price that gives you good value for money.

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

What size should I buy?

Want to find the best price?

We review gas heater types and prices, comparing the pros and cons of the various gas heating alternatives, to help you make an informed decision...

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Does LPG Gas Expire? Propane Go Bad? How Long Does it Last?

LPG vs Diesel vs Petrol Shelf Life?

An emergency generator is not much good if the fuel for it has gone off and it won't run.

To prevent the problem of bad fuel, you have to go through the effort and expense of changing out the fuel supply on a regular basis.

But what do you do with the bad petrol or diesel fuel?  You can't just dump it.

Is there a better fuel?

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LPG Gas Bottles in the Sun - Propane Tanks: High Temperatures

Many people worry about leaving their BBQ gas bottles in the sun.

What about LPG storage temperatures that are artificially high, including being left inside of cars?

LPG gas bottle pressure rises with temperature.

Should you be worried? 

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Blue Flame vs Yellow Gas Flame

Blue gas stove flames are good. 

Red/Yellow gas flames... not so much...

Blue flame vs yellow flame colour is an issue of safety, proper combustion and saving gas.

Gas flames are normally blue but sometimes they burn red or yellow when there is a problem.

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How to Clean a BBQ Grill – Best Way to Clean a BBQ Grill

Lets’ face it, no one likes to clean a BBQ. It ranks right up there with oven cleaning, only worse!

However, there are some BBQ cleaning tips for cleaning a gas BBQ that you can use to make an easy to clean gas grill.  We’ll tell you all about BBQ cleaning tips but we also need to chat about the things NOT to do.

But first, here is a summary of the best BBQ cleaning tips how to clean a BBQ grill...

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How Does LPG - Propane Turn from Liquid to Gas?

LPG (Propane) Vaporisation

Did you know that every time you turn on one of your gas appliances, the LPG in your gas bottles starts to boil?

If you could see though the steel, you would also notice that it looks just like water boiling.

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