Here are answers to some of the questions we're frequently asked. If you don’t see an answer to your question here, please don't hesitate to contact us
at Rapid Gas Supplies.
How long does a 45kg gas bottle last?
There's no single answer to how long your gas bottle will last. It would depend on how much you use your gas appliances. But here's an example: if you use a gas heater for 4 hours every night, you can expect your bottle to last around 37 days. Whereas if you use 16L/min of hot water for 20 minutes a day, your gas bottle would last for around 52 days. Speak to our team
for an approximation of how long your gas bottle will last.
How do I check the gas bottle level?
There is a simple trick you can do to check how much gas is left in your cylinder.
First, fill a jug with hot tap water, then slowly pour the hot water down one side of the gas bottle, being careful not to burn yourself. Where the hot water meets the gas level in the cylinder, a line of condensation should appear. If the condensation line does not appear, run your hand down the cylinder where you poured the water and feel for a change in temperature that indicates the level of the gas. If you feel no difference, your gas bottle may be empty.
Can natural gas appliances be converted to LPG?
While this is possible, some gas appliances are not compatible with LPG and simply cannot be converted.
What is a gas compliance certificate?
A gas compliance certificate is documentation that authorises that the gas installation complies with the standards and regulations of the governing body. Licensed gasfitters issue this compliance to you so that you are protected if any problems develop later. If such problems are due to faulty workmanship, the gasfitter who certified the work will have to perform the repairs.