Gas Bottle Refill
Refills & Replacements
Using bottled gas differs significantly from other fuel sources like wood or coal. Unlike solid fuels, it’s often challenging to visually gauge when your liquid gas cylinder is running low and in need of a refill. Whether you’re hosting a lively barbecue with friends and family or enjoying a cozy evening under your stylish patio heater, the last thing you want is to run out of fuel.
Here at GTH Construction Supplies, our seasoned experts boast over 20 years of collective industry experience, serving customers in Surrey and the surroundings areas. . Over the years, we’ve developed some effective methods for assessing when it’s time for a gas bottle refill, even without relying on a built-in gauge.
Checking Your Gas Levels
Use Hot Water
Simply fill a container with hot water, pour it down the side of the cylinder, and then run your hand along the surface. You’ll notice a cooler area, and the highest point of this cool spot indicates the fill level. While this method may not provide the utmost precision in measuring bottled gas levels, it’s a practical way to get a rough idea of whether it’s time for a gas bottle refill or exchange.
Judge the Weight
Estimating the fill level of a tank can sometimes be as simple as lifting it to gauge its weight. But if that’s not feasible, you can always rely on a set of scales. By weighing the tank and subtracting its tare weight (the empty weight), you can easily calculate how much fuel is left in it. This method provides an accurate way to assess the remaining gas in your tank.
Buy a Gauge
While the methods mentioned above can provide a rough estimate of whether you need a gas bottle refill or exchange, the simplest and most accurate approach is to invest in a gauge. Whether you opt for an inline pressure gauge or a set of tank scales with analog or digital readouts, there’s no better way to precisely determine the fuel level in your bottled gas cylinder than using a dedicated gauge. It offers the convenience and accuracy needed to ensure you never run out of gas unexpectedly.
If you find yourself with an empty cylinder, just get in touch with us, and we’ll coordinate a collection. We’ll then bring it back to our store for a refill or exchange. However, if you’re using a specialised gas cylinder like those from Hobbyweld, feel free to visit our shop, and we can refill it for you while you wait!
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