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INSTALLATION & SAFETY GUIDES

For your Personal safety, Insurance compliance & Legal compliance.

Do you own a gas geyser and live in an area where temperature can drop below freezing during winter?

How to protect your geyser in...

Freezing Conditions

Freezing water expands and as a result the water pressure can damage
not only your gas geyser but the other pipes and appliances around
your house.

Fortunately gas geysers come with an Over Pressurisation
Valve (OPV) which is designed to allow the expanding water to be
released from the bottom of the gas geyser.

You can set your OPV by slowly unscrewing the grubscrew until the water starts to drip.
Diaphragm Activated gas geysers – turn back 1.5 revolutions.
Low Pressure & Constant Temperature gas geysers -turn back 1
revolution.


Prevent other pipes (indoors or outdoors) from getting damaged from
expanding freezing water by simply opening up a tap to a slight drip,
and allow the water to drip through the night or for the duration of
freezing temperatures. 

This keeps the ground water flowing through the
pipes which is generally warmer. Remember to recycle your water

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WARNING!

Non-compliance on Gas Installations may cause death

A Kareedouw guesthouse owner appeared in court in Humansdorp on Tuesday in connection with the death of a couple whose bodies were found in a shower almost a year ago.

Police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli, said 47-year-old Kevin Pretorius was arrested on Tuesday and appeared in court on the same day on two counts of murder.

“Pretorius’ arrest follows an extensive investigation, which started on Sunday, 26 April 2020 as an inquest,” Nkohli said.

He said this followed the discovery of the bodies of 25-year-old Jéan Vosloo and 28-year-old Mari Hoon in the bathroom of his Kliphuis Guesthouse on Zuuranys farm about 17 kilometres outside Kareedouw. 

Nkholi said police initially opened an inquest to determine the cause of death, as there were no visible injuries. 

“Later on, a toxicology report had revealed that the couple died of carbon monoxide poisoning,” he said.

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LPG heater safety checks

Check that your gas cylinder is correctly filled or exchanged in good time to avoid not being able to get a cylinder.


• When exchanging your empty cylinder for a filled one, make sure that your replacement cylinder has been legally (and safely) filled.


• To do so, check that there is a shrink wrap seal covering the cylinder valve.


• If there is no seal or if the seal is clear (no writing or branding) do not accept the cylinder.


• If the seal only has the words LPG or LPGas printed on it, do not accept the cylinder – even if the seal is a coloured one.


• The only acceptable seal is one that has the same branding (logo/name) on the seal as is on the body of the cylinder itself

• NB: Always make sure you are working in a well-ventilated area.


• Roll-about heaters are connected to the LPG cylinder via an orange hose and a regulator – the regulator screws into the cylinder valve.


• Always ensure that the cylinder valve is closed before loosening/removing the regulator.


• Check that there is a rubber seal on the end of the regulator. The rubber seal is also referred to as a bullnose, O-ring or washer, and is the seal between the regulator and the cylinder valve.


• Ensure that the rubber seal is located on the end of the regulator and is in good condition and not perished, cracked or damaged in any way. The seals can become brittle over time, may split or even become lodged inside the valve of the LPG cylinder.


• A damaged seal is a prime cause of gas leaks. Seals should be checked regularly.


• Remember, the regulator has a left-hand thread. So, to connect the regulator, you need to turn it in an anti-clockwise direction. To remove the regulator, turn it clockwise.

• Once you have connected the regulator to the cylinder valve, open the valve one and a half turns only – it is not necessary to open it further.


• Before igniting the heater, wait a half a minute or so to see if there is any smell of gas.


• If there is a smell, immediately close the valve and take the cylinder and heater to an LPG dealer to check and, if necessary, service the heater.


• You can also check for a leak by applying a soapy water solution on all joints. The soapy solution will create bubbles if the gas is leaking.


• Once you have checked for leaks you should lift the gas cylinder into the housing behind the LPG heater and close the housing panel or backing plate.


• It is important that the LPG cylinder is located in the space at the back of the heater to prevent the cylinder being knocked over.


• Make sure you use the correct size of cylinder for the heater you are using.


• Once the cylinder is safely in place, ignite the heater.

WARNING

Non-compliance on Gas Installations may cause death

A Kareedouw guesthouse owner appeared in court in Humansdorp on Tuesday in connection with the death of a couple whose bodies were found in a shower almost a year ago.

Police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli, said 47-year-old Kevin Pretorius was arrested on Tuesday and appeared in court on the same day on two counts of murder.

“Pretorius’ arrest follows an extensive investigation, which started on Sunday, 26 April 2020 as an inquest,” Nkohli said.

He said this followed the discovery of the bodies of 25-year-old Jéan Vosloo and 28-year-old Mari Hoon in the bathroom of his Kliphuis Guesthouse on Zuuranys farm about 17 kilometres outside Kareedouw. 

Nkholi said police initially opened an inquest to determine the cause of death, as there were no visible injuries. 

“Later on, a toxicology report had revealed that the couple died of carbon monoxide poisoning,” he said.

Read more about this NEWSFLASH

INSTALLATION & SAFETY GUIDES

LPG heater safety checks

Check that your gas cylinder is correctly filled or exchanged in good time to avoid not being able to get a cylinder.


• When exchanging your empty cylinder for a filled one, make sure that your replacement cylinder has been legally (and safely) filled.


• To do so, check that there is a shrink wrap seal covering the cylinder valve.


• If there is no seal or if the seal is clear (no writing or branding) do not accept the cylinder.


• If the seal only has the words LPG or LPGas printed on it, do not accept the cylinder – even if the seal is a coloured one.


• The only acceptable seal is one that has the same branding (logo/name) on the seal as is on the body of the cylinder itself

• NB: Always make sure you are working in a well-ventilated area.


• Roll-about heaters are connected to the LPG cylinder via an orange hose and a regulator – the regulator screws into the cylinder valve.


• Always ensure that the cylinder valve is closed before loosening/removing the regulator.


• Check that there is a rubber seal on the end of the regulator. The rubber seal is also referred to as a bullnose, O-ring or washer, and is the seal between the regulator and the cylinder valve.


• Ensure that the rubber seal is located on the end of the regulator and is in good condition and not perished, cracked or damaged in any way. The seals can become brittle over time, may split or even become lodged inside the valve of the LPG cylinder.


• A damaged seal is a prime cause of gas leaks. Seals should be checked regularly.


• Remember, the regulator has a left-hand thread. So, to connect the regulator, you need to turn it in an anti-clockwise direction. To remove the regulator, turn it clockwise.

• Once you have connected the regulator to the cylinder valve, open the valve one and a half turns only – it is not necessary to open it further.


• Before igniting the heater, wait a half a minute or so to see if there is any smell of gas.


• If there is a smell, immediately close the valve and take the cylinder and heater to an LPG dealer to check and, if necessary, service the heater.


• You can also check for a leak by applying a soapy water solution on all joints. The soapy solution will create bubbles if the gas is leaking.


• Once you have checked for leaks you should lift the gas cylinder into the housing behind the LPG heater and close the housing panel or backing plate.


• It is important that the LPG cylinder is located in the space at the back of the heater to prevent the cylinder being knocked over.


• Make sure you use the correct size of cylinder for the heater you are using.


• Once the cylinder is safely in place, ignite the heater.

Safety Tips

Fire Blanket

Always have a easy to use FIRE BLANKET in your kitchen.

Especially when you are cooking with oil… It’s highly flammable when boiling hot.

Fire blankets can be purchased from our store.

Watch “How to use a Fire Blanket

Fire Extinguisher

Choosing the right Fire Extinguisher.

Newer, more efficient cooking appliances, plus the use of non-saturated cooking oils, require a fire extinguishing agent which will not only smother a fire but provide a cooling effect.

The F-Class fire extinguishers meet the requirements of EN3 and PED for use on fires involving combustible vegetable or animal fats in commercial cooking equipment. 

F-CLASS LIQUID AGENT FIRE EXTINGUISHER

Superior design and performance
■ Rapid Flame Suppression
■ Securement of Hot Fuels
■ Simple Operation and Maintenance
■ Extended Discharge Range
■ Corrosion Resistant