» Follow the steps below, taking special note of the safety warnings.
How to Connect a 4.5Kg Butane Cylinder
This cylinder takes a regulator that screws on to the valve outlet. Both have a connecting nut that incorporates a black sealing washer.
1. Check that the valve hand wheel is off by turning clockwise
2. Remove protective black cap and retain for future use
3. Inspect the black sealing washer on the regulator for damage before connecting. Replace the washer if faulty.
4. Fit the connecting nut (left hand thread) to the cylinder using a suitable spanner. Tighten firmly, but do not over-tighten as this can damage the washer.
5. When gas is required, turn the valve hand wheel anticlockwise.
» How to Disconnect a 4.5Kg Butane Cylinder
1. NEVER disconnect the regulator (or connecting nut) with the cylinder valve open.
2. Turn the valve hand wheel off (clockwise rotation).
3. WAIT until the burner and pilot lights have gone out. If the flame does not go out – leave appliance alight and contact the Calor Gas Emergency Service number on 08457 444 999.
4. Disconnect the regulator (left hand thread) with a suitable spanner.
5. Screw protective black cap back on to cylinder valve outlet.
» How to Connect 7kg, 12kg and 15kg Butane Cylinders
These cylinders have a 21mm valve and must only be used with 21mm regulators.
1. Turn the orange cap so that the arrow is pointing to the gap in the shroud.
2. Remove the orange safety cap by pulling the lanyard out, then up. Do not use tools. Leave the cap hanging.
3. Check that the black sealing washer is fitted inside the cylinder valve.
4. Ensure the regulator switch is in the disconnect position (3 o’clock position).
5. Fit the 21mm regulator as per manufacturer’s instructions.
6. When gas is required, turn the switch anticlockwise to the on position.
If the regulator on/off switch gets stuck when turning the supply on, it means that the regulator has been connected incorrectly. In this event the regulator must be disconnected and the correct steps to reconnect be repeated from the beginning.
» How to Disconnect 7kg, 12kg and 15kg Butane Cylinders
1. Turn the regulator switch clockwise to the off position.
2. If the flame does not go out – leave appliance alight and contact the Calor Gas Emergency Service number on 08457 444 999.
3. For the Comap 1590 or AD regulators press the push button on the lower part and lift the regulator from the valve. For the SRG 541 regulator lift up the lever at the base of the regulator and lift the regulator from the valve. For the Reca Compact Quick-On regulator, press horizontally on the regulator on/off switch and pull upwards at the same time.
4. Replace the orange safety cap onto the empty cylinder valve