When connecting a LPG cylinder – check all connection points for leaks by using a spray bottle of soapy water – if bubbles appear there is a leak. Check connection fittings for damage or worn rubber seals.
Connection fittings may have small rubber o-rings. You need to check these regularly for damage, cracks etc. check for obvious signs of damage to hoses and the appliance. Remember to use the right tool for the right job as appropriate.
Keeping your gas cylinder safe
- Visually check connection fittings, gas hoses, washers, and o-rings for damage, cracks, or worn rubber seals.
- Never interfere with or remove the valve on any LPG cylinder.
- Do not turn the gas on until you are ready to light the appliance.
- Close the cylinder valve when appliances are not in use.
- Never use a flame to locate a leak.
- Regulate the burner to your needs – flames should not go beyond the edge of the cooking vessel.
- Dispose of disposable canisters safely – do not incinerate them. Contact your local council for disposal details.