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Australia Needs a Good Small LPG Powered Car

There is an old parable about two shoe salesmen from around the end of the 19th century. 

In the story, the two salesmen travel to Africa... 

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Avoid Buying the Wrong Hot Water System

Most people only have to choose a new hot water system every 10 to 15 years. 

Consequently, it is not surprising if they don’t know very much about it. 

It is also not surprising if this lack of knowledge leaves some feeling a bit exposed. 

So, it’s time to get empowered!

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Don't Pick the Wrong Type of Forklift

If your business uses forklifts, it is important to pick the right type. 

There are three primary options: LPG Gas, Diesel and Electric.

The following is a review, by type, to help you make an informed decision when acquiring new or additional forklifts for your business. 

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Comparing Commercial LPG Gas Suppliers

If you are a commercial user of LPG and looking to compare alternative suppliers, there are a number of things to consider when you evaluate commercial LPG gas suppliers. 
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Hot Water System Installation Cost - Hot Water System Replacement - Hot Water System Installation - Hot Water Installation - Hot Water Heater Replacement

Hot Water System Installation Cost - Hot Water System Installation - Hot Water Installation

Hot water system installation cost (gas hot water heater installation cost) is typically between $250 and $700 for hot water system installation with the same type hot water installation in the same spot. If switching from electric to LPG hot water system installation, the gas hot water heater installation cost would typically be in the $1200 to $3000 hot water system installation cost range.

How much to install a gas hot water system is usually $100 to $200 more than a comparable electric hot water system installation cost, assuming a like-for-like replacement.

Hot water system installation cost of a hot water installation will cost you about $80 per hour. For a very simple hot water installation, the hot water system installation cost may be as little as $70 per hour. This will vary by location and complexity of the hot water system installation, so it pays to get about 3 quotes.

Hot water system installation cost depends on the distance from the existing hot water system installation and the electrical work required. Gas hot water heater installation cost will vary with the complexity of the gas hot water installation.

If the hot water system installation needs additional fittings or if the plumbing or electrical installation requires upgrading, the hot water system installation cost rises. Hot water system installation costs can vary broadly depending on the difficulty of the hot water installation.

All hot water system installation must be done by a licensed plumber in accordance with hot water system installation regulations.

Hot Water Replacement Cost - Gas Hot Water Replacement Cost (Unit & Labour)

You will normally spend between $1100 and $2700 for hot water replacement cost, including material and labour cost. Add $100 to $225 for gas hot water replacement cost. Instant tankless gas hot water have a comparable cost.

Average Cost for Plumber to Install Water Heater

The average cost for a plumber to install a water heater is about $80 per hour. Total cost for your plumber to install your water heater would also include the cost of pipe and fittings, as well as the hot water system itself. Change of location or fuel type will also add to the cost.

Hot Water System Replacement - Hot Water Heater Replacement - Hot Water System Replacement Cost - Gas Hot Water Replacement Cost

Hot water replacement cost of an old hot water system installation with the same type in the same spot is minimised with the hot water system replacement cost as low as $250. The gas hot water replacement cost would be between $1000 and $2500, in a different location.

If hot water system replacement is switching from electric to gas hot water heater replacement, the gas hot water replacement cost would typically be in the $1200 to $3000 hot water system replacement cost range.

This depends on the hot water system replacement distance from the existing hot water installation and the electrical work required. Hot water system replacement cost will vary with the complexity of the hot water system replacement.

If LPG gas installation is required, including gas bottle installation, LPG installation cost would be in the $250 to $500 range, depending on the lengths of the pipe runs. Home gas installation must always be done by a gas fitter and according to LPG gas cylinder installation regulations (gas cylinder installation regulations).

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New Elgas Web Site with Responsive Web Design 

The Elgas LPG web site has been totally rebuilt to provide an optimal viewing experience with all devices and screen sizes. 

This is especially good news for mobile and tablet users.

The new Elgas web site now automatically reformats itself to fit your screen. 

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Bushfire BBQ Safety Checklist

Inserting a BBQ regulator into a BBQ gas bottle

Here is a quick checklist of what to do if a bushfire approaches:

Always follow the directions of Fire Authorities who are in control while the fire event is underway.

  1. Make sure the BBQ Gas bottle is turned off (clockwise) at the valve on top of the bottle.
  2. Detach the gas bottle from the BBQ.
    Remember, it's reverse thread so turn the knob clockwise to loosen and remove.
    Ensure the gas bottle remains upright at all times. This enables the pressure relief valve to operate correctly to release pressure and minimise any chance of explosion.
  3. Place the gas bottle away from any flammable materials, in a well ventilated area and clear of any ignition sources. If there is an ignition source nearby any venting gas may ignite.
  4. Once the bottle is removed from the BBQ. Make sure the Pressure Relief Valve is pointed well away from anything combustible. For reference, the Pressure Relief Valve points in the opposite direction from where you screw in your hose connection to the cylinder.
  5. Ensure that there are no gas bottles stored indoors or underneath the property.

We don't recommend throwing gas bottles into a body of water. After the event cylinders are often lost or forgotten becoming a hidden hazard. Many people have been seriously injured or killed boating, water skiing, diving into water, using machinery, etc. when they hit obstacles they don't expect to be there. Cylinders can also float into positions where the effectiveness of their inbuilt safety features are compromised.
 

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Use of Licensed Gas Fitters - Licensed Gas Plumber Explained

How to Find a Good Gas Fitter - Licensed Gas Plumber

You must always use a licensed gas fitter (licensed gas plumber) for any projects that involves gas. This includes gas appliance installations, repairs and maintenance, as well as installing LPG gas bottles on your home and all other gas fitting work.

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9 BBQ Gas Bottle Safety Tips - LPG Gas Cylinder Safety

(Plus Bonus - 16 Cooking Tips for Great BBQ Food)

Never store gas bottles indoors, including garages, vehicles, sheds or under the house. Keep them outdoors for BBQ gas bottle safety, in case of a leak. Gas bottles should be upright and never laid on their side or upside down. This includes when in transport, when it should be secured.

For BBQ gas bottle safety, gas bottles always need to be on a solid base in an upright position for the pressure relief valve to work properly. BBQ gas bottles can't be safely stored indoors, near an ignition source or exposed to heat. No more than two 9kg BBQ gas bottles can be safely transported in your car boot.

BBQ gas bottle safety (LPG gas cylinder safety) and BBQ grill safety include soapy water leak test, preventing BBQ fires & toxic gases and gas bottle safety storage. 

Keeping gas bottle upright, soapy water leak test, having good ventilation, storing away from ignition sources, avoiding excessive heat and transporting safely are among the basics for gas bottle safety (gas cylinder safety).

BBQ gas bottle safety (LPG gas cylinder safety) also includes learning the attaching & detaching barbecue gas bottles in safety and emergency procedures. 

All of these are important for your family's safety.

So, it's time to review our BBQ safety and gas bottle safety (LPG gas cylinder safety) basics for a safe BBQ season…

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No Door-to-Door Sales People for Elgas

In the last year, the ACCC has charged five energy retailers with unacceptable sales tactics. 
Some of the most serious charges relate to allegations that door-to-door salespeople harassed and lied to customers.  
Elgas is proud to say that we are not one of these providers.
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