The house that I'm about to buy is not on mains gas and has an LPG tank
for the (Keston) boiler and the hob. I haven't had to deal with LPG
before so know nothing about it, but have happily worked with mains gas
(in my own home, before the usual "that's illegal" barrage starts) for
over 30 years.
It would be useful to hear whether there is anything about LPG that I
need to know, particularly: regs, costs, suppliers.
One of the early jobs is likely to be relocating the tank so I've been
reading the UKLPG CoP and the Calor note on Tank Siting ... what else do
I need to know?
The only things I know are that LPG is heavier than air so no pressure drop
is permissible. Also you don't own the tank so that might have a bearing on
Lastly, an observation. A recent new build near us has three lpg
appliances. All appliances seem to have individual stop valves on the
outside walls of the property which presumably means no pipe joints (other
than terminations) within the property.
IIRC you are responsible for the civils for siting, but Calor won't
connect an unapproved tank.
Depending where you are, underground tanks are a thing of the past.
You'll need a sodding big concrete plinth.
If you have a large property make sure Calor have the right GPS for the
tank as opposed to the billing address.
Next door had one installed last summer. I read up on the regs because
it's closer to our kitchen window than his house! (next to the road -
he's set back from the building line).
AFAIK there are no regional restrictions. I'm willing to be proved wrong.
Hmm, series or parallel? If in series they could both be used at once
(although TBH I can't think why this would ever be useful) but there'd
be higher resistance, parallel might be better. When I first suggested
keeping the LPG system if changing to oil it wasn't serious, but if the
current boiler is fairly new then why not. Something to consider in the
On Friday, 17 February 2017 10:25:23 UTC, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
See if there's a sensor on the tank which phones home when it needs a top-u
p. Also external access to the tank so it can be refilled when you're out.
If the tank is allowed to run empty the delivery driver will turn off the e
xternal ECV before refilling it if no-one's home.
If you have the space you can get a buried tank under the lawn.
You may want to get a reading (probably as a percentage of the tank capacit
y) and agree a value with the outgoing owner for the gas in the tank - a fu
ll tank is about £800. You might also want insurance for loss of gas i
n the event of an escape or catastrophe.
In my limited experience Flogas have been more competent and helpful than a
lmost any other utility provider.
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