Now the use of gas cylinders has become common. One household has an average of one gas cylinder, or even more. In addition, gas cylinders are also available in various options, ranging in size from 3 kg, 5.5 kg and 12 kg, which can be selected according to individual needs.
After you have a gas cylinder, you need to install the gas cylinder to the stove, so that the stove can be used for cooking. Care is needed in installation, to prevent the gas cylinder from exploding.
Here’s how to properly install gas cylinders:
1. Remove the Plastic Gas Cylinder Seal
Each gas cylinder has a lid covered by plastic. This is also a concern for you if you want to buy a gas cylinder, buy a cylinder that is still tightly sealed.
So the first way to install is to remove the plastic seal found on the gas cylinder. After the plastic is removed, then remove the white gas cylinder cover.
2. Rubber Gas Cylinder Protector
Secondly, you need to attach a protective rubber to the gas cylinder. Usually this rubber is already in the gas cylinder. If there isn’t, the previous user may have opened the protective rubber.
So if you don’t have it, you can buy a protective rubber made specifically for gas cylinder. The rubber is red colored and has a small size.
3. Install the Regulator
The regulator has a function to reduce the pressure contained in the gas to suit cooking needs. Insert the regulator in a perpendicular position towards the gas cylinder hole.
Incorrect installation of the regulator will result in the gas flow not being smooth. This is a sign of a leaking gas cylinder. Also know the gas regulator parts for proper installation.
4. Regulator Lock
After installing the regulator properly, the next step is to lock the regulator. How to lock it by turning the lock lever 180 degrees to the right. The color of the lock lever is black.
5. Make Sure Everything is Safe
After that, make sure everything is safe, such as there is no hissing sound and no smell of gas detected. You need to make sure that there is no gas leakage.
After everything is safe, then turn on the stove. In addition, make sure you also have a kitchen that has good air circulation, so that air exchange occurs and the air around you remains fresh.
Those are some good and correct ways to install gas cylinders, however you still have to be aware and careful in installing gas cylinders.
Choose the right regulator to anticipate gas cylinder leaks and also overcome the gas flow that is not smooth at the time of installation.