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Using a portable LPG cabinet heater

 

If you have an LPG cabinet heater, always test the cylinder connection after attaching the gas cylinder. You can do that by applying soapy water to the cylinder connections and turning on the cylinder. If bubbles appear, you have a leak. Close the valve and call an LPG service agent or take your cylinder in to be checked.

Never use these heaters in a confined space like a bedroom, bathroom, cabin or caravan. Keep your heater at least one metre away from anything that could catch fire and put up a safety guard if you have young children or pets, or the area has a lot of foot traffic.

Allow fresh air to circulate through the room – by keeping a window open you remove emissions and reduce condensation.

Also remember:

  • Children or infirm people should always be supervised around LPG heaters.
  • Keep grills and vents clear of obstructions, and free of lint and dust.
  • Get your heater and cylinder checked every year by an LPG service agent – the start of winter is the perfect time to get this done.
  • A maximum of 20kg of LPG can be kept indoors and no cylinder can exceed 10kg.
  • Use your nose. If you smell LPG, turn off the heater and cylinder, and contact an LPG service agent.
  • If you have asthma, or anyone in your home does too, avoid using this type of heater.

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Last updated 22 July 2016