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2 Gas Bottles are Better than 1

Many people wonder why they need two gas bottles for their home LPG instead of just one. 

The simple answer is:

“So you don’t run out of gas”

But even two bottles are no guarantee if you don’t know the “how” and “why”…

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Up, Up and Away with LPG

There are few things more colourful than a hot air balloon race. 

Hot air balloons are also the oldest form of human flight, going back to 1783! 

But exactly how do they work?

Hot Air Rises

The basic principle of hot air balloon flight is based on the fact that hot air rises. 

The air within the “envelope” (fabric air bag) is heated by an LPG burner. 

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What is an LPG Powered Zamboni 525?

It’s not an exotic Italian sports car but it does have wheels and tyres.  

The maximum speed of the Zamboni 525 is about 15km per hour but their machines have been involved in televised races, with thousands of fans going wild. 

Like a F1 race car, it has only one seat and four tyres. 

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How to Live Off the Grid with LPG - OTG

Living Off The Grid (OTG) is generally defined as living without being connected to public utilities, such as electricity, natural gas, water or sewage. 

In general, there are two groups of people who live off the grid:

Those that want to and those that have to…

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Is Propane a Liquid or Gas? Liquid Propane vs Gas Propane

Propane is a gas at standard temperature and pressure, but liquefies under pressure for storage. Propane, used as a fuel, is a co-product of crude oil and natural gas processing. Propane is classified as one of the liquefied petroleum gases - LPG gas.

Propane is a liquid if stored under pressure in a gas bottle or larger vessel. It is also a liquid if stored under -42°C.

Propane is a gas when released from pressure at standard temperature and pressure (STP) or normal temperature and pressure (NTP).

Both gas and liquid propane have applications but are not interchangeable. Propane liquid is LPG - Liquefied Petroleum Gas - fuel in its liquid state when under pressure or below its 42°C (-44°F) boiling point. It turns to gas above -42°C or when not under pressure.

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We are Wasting Our Autogas Infrastructure?

It’s easy to imagine a situation with cars but no fuel. 

But how could it possibly come to pass that one country would have a well-established LPG infrastructure but no new cars to use it?

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Charcoal vs Gas BBQ Grill - Propane BBQ vs Charcoal Grill

Considering a charcoal vs propane gas BBQ grill, there are both the cooking aspects and the environmental effects. There is also a charcoal vs propane health question.

Most people would think that a renewable fuel, like wood, is more eco-friendly than a fossil fuel. 

However, when it comes to a propane vs charcoal grill, the climate friendly choice is not what you may think. 

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Are LPG Cars Safer than Petrol? | Video

For some reason people are overly concerned with the safety of LPG cars. 

What is truly amazing about this is that LPG autogas vehicles may actually be safer than petrol models.

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LPG Conversion - LPG Conversion Price - LPG vs Petrol (gas or gasoline) Conversion Myths

What will it cost me for an LPG conversion? Depending on which type of system is installed, LPG conversion price average around $2,500 for a basic converter-and-mixer to over $4,000 for a liquid phase direct injection. LPG on average is about 50% of the petrol price but you typically use about 20% more LPG. So, you still save about 40% on fuel.

LPG conversion (autogas conversion) is when a petrol (gasoline) powered vehicle, with an internal combustion engine, is converted to an LPG car or LPG vehicle in order to save money on petrol vs LPG gas car mileage (LPG average mileage) cost. A new engine fuel intake system, LPG tank and filler connection are added as part of the LPG conversion (LPG engine conversion).

There are a number of petrol vs LPG conversion fallacies that persist for LPG vehicles because of a lack of information. To help clear the air, I’d like to share some LPG cars and LPG conversion facts with you so you can make your own evaluation.

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The Forgotten Fuel

Australia is ignoring the only automotive fuel in which it is self-sufficient.

Consumers are not choosing to save money on automotive fuel. 

How is this possible?

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