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Cylinder Tips and Safety Information for the Cold Weather

Posted Feb 28, 2018

Did you know?

Butane gas will only work effectively at temperatures above -2°C. If you have a yellow or blue cylinder outside, then it may not be working this morning. Butane gas is designed for indoor use but did you know that Calor Gas supply two types of gas, with propane gas recommended for outdoor use.

Calor are able to offer a full range of cylinders to suit your needs. Conversion of your outdoor cylinder from butane to propane is simple, with the installation of a new propane regulator to suit your new cylinder.

How to Convert from Butane to Propane:

1. Firstly, you will need to remove your old butane regulator.

2. Install your new propane regulator following the instructions and advice supplied with the new regulator ensuring your new regulator outlet matches the size of your LPG hose. No flexible hose should pass through a wall, and Calor recommends that all flexible hoses are changed every 5 years or if they show any sign of wear.

For more information and advice please see the “help and support” section of our website. We have information and videos on:

Using Propane Cylinders Safely

This leaflet is for the safe use of Calor Gas propane cylinders. If you have any queries please contact your local retailer.

Using Butane Cylinders Safely

This leaflet is for the safe use of Calor Gas butane cylinders (1kg, 4.5kg, 5kg and 11.34 kg) with a "click-on" valve. If you have any queries please contact your local dealer.

How to fit a butane gas regulator?

Follow our step by step guide on how to connect a regulator to our Calor 11.34kg butane bottle.

How to fit a propane (patio gas) gas regulator?

Follow our step by step guide on how to connect a regulator to our Calor 11kg patio gas bottle.

How to fit a propane gas regulator with a POL Valve (NI)?

Follow our step by step guide on how to connect a regulator to our Calor 11kg propane bottle.

How to fit a propane regulator with an F Valve?

Follow our step by step guide on how to connect a regulator to our Calor 11kg propane bottle.