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Don't Use Outdoor Gas Heaters Indoors

Just DON’T do it. 

That is the simple message for people who are thinking about using an outdoor LPG – propane gas heater indoors.

Indoor gas heaters are extremely safe. 

Outdoor heaters used outdoors are also very safe. 

However, using an outdoor propane gas heater indoors is a really bad idea that is both dangerous and potentially fatal.

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What is Isobutane? i-Butane - What is the Use of Isobutane

What is isobutane? What is the use of isobutane?

Isobutane (i-butane) is an isomer of butane.

Isobutane is also an LPG - Liquefied Petroleum Gas - as are butane and propane.

The main use of isobutane is in refineries, as a gasoline – petrol – additive.

However, isobutane is different in some important ways.

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LPG Gas Changeover Valves

The Which, What, Why & How To

In Australia, you would typically have two 45kg LPG gas bottles on a home. 

An LPG (propane) gas changeover valve controls which gas bottle is being used.

Here’s the important bit:

Used correctly, it keeps you from running out of gas.

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How We Switched to All Gas in a Day

Gas Hot Water, Heating & Cooking All in One Day

My wife and a leaking electric hot water tank finally got me to stop procrastinating and install LPG gas on our home. 

At one fell swoop, we got gas hot water, cooking and heating. 

Here is the amazing part:

It was all done in only about six hours!

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Homeowners Abandon Natural Gas & Save with LPG - LPG vs Natural Gas Price

Comparing LPG vs natural gas, natural gas price is no longer the presumed low cost option. Higher natural gas tariffs and daily service charges make LPG the best choice in many situations.

The LPG vs natural gas price comparison shows LPG cheaper than natural gas in many cases. Under $200 per year for LPG vs natural gas price of $539 per year, in one cooking only example.

Prices will vary based on the tariffs in your area but LPG vs natural gas price now finds LPG cheaper than natural gas in many situations.

The daily supply charge is a charge that applies for supplying gas to your premises for each day of the billing period, regardless of how much gas you use and ca be as high as $1.22 per day¹ or $446 per year and this doesn’t even include the gas. Add in just the gas for cooking and it totals $539 total annual cost for natural gas. The corresponding LPG cost would be well under $200.

The gas world has been turned upside down with people abandoning natural gas and choosing to go with LPG.

Whilst it may sound pretty implausible, based on old wisdom, the reasoning is simple — they are saving money.

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Gas Measurement Unit - Gas Unit - How is LPG Gas Measured?

Gas measurement units are cubic metres, cubic feet, British Thermal Units (BTU), therms, and PSI as well as litres, kilograms, megajoules (MJ), tonnes and kilopascals (kPa) for gas measurement. The LPG (propane) gas measurement of weight is in kilograms, pounds, tons or metric tonnes as gas measurement unit.

Billion cubic metres (billions of m³) is the gas unit for measuring natural gas reserves. In the US, they would use trillion cubic feet (tcf) or billion cubic feet (bcf) as their gas measurement unit. The gas unit for measuring gas well production is in millions of cubic metres (millions m³). These would be, by far, the largest gas measurement units.

A liquid propane gas measurement unit for liquid volume is typically litres or gallons for gas measurement.

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I Love My LPG in My Home

My LPG in my home heats my rooms and hot water, fuels my BBQ and cooks my food.  And I just love cooking with gas!

It is the same gas that is supplied to hundreds of thousands of Australian homes and businesses that purchase bottled gas.

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LPG Powered Tiny House

Blossman Gas is an extremely innovative LPG company in the US. 

They’ve taken a “tiny house” and powered it with nothing but LPG.

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Choosing Hot Water Heaters for Cold Climates

There is less hot water ouput when the incoming water supply gets colder. 

If you live in a cold climate, there are special factors to consider when you purchase a new hot water system.

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How to Check Gas Bottle Level - Gas Bottle Level Indicator - How to Tell How Full a Gas Bottle Is

LPG Cylinder Level Indicator - How to Check Gas Bottle Level

How to check your gas bottle level (gas bottle level indicator):

1. Fill a jug or bucket with hot tap water (more is better)

2. Check gas bottle level by SLOWLY pour a bottle of hot water down side of the gas bottle, then run your hand down the same side of the gas bottle

3. Feel for a temperature change with your hand

4. Where it turns cold is the gas bottle level

5. No difference means gas bottle level is empty

QUICK TIP: On a warm humid day you may see a line of condensation, especially during and after use, as your gas bottle level indicator, without even using the hot water.

Be careful not to scald yourself with the hot water. Do NOT use boiling water when you check gas bottle level!

See Full Version of How to Check Gas Bottle Level instructions below

Read more, including "How To" video, on why this works and for tips & tricks on how to tell how full a gas bottle is…

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