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How to safely store your gas bottle

So where should you store your gas bottles?

To reduce the risk of injury or damage to property, gas bottles need to be stored, handled and used properly. Here are our guidelines on how to safely store your gas bottles wherever you are:

What to do

  • Always store and use gas bottles in an upright position
  • Store gas bottles in a well-ventilated place
  • Ensure gas bottles are stored away from sources of heat and ignition 
  • Make sure gas bottles are stored outside, away from building entry/exit points and drains 

What not to do

  • Store or use gas bottles below ground level
  • Store or use gas bottles lying down 
  • Use gas bottles in places where gas is prohibited, such as high-rise flats
  • Keep gas bottles near corrosive, toxic or oxidant material

How much gas can I store?

Here are our guidelines on how much gas you can store safely

For residential properties, you can store up to 30kg of butane (2 x 15kg gas bottles) indoors, for use in portable gas heaters for example. 

Propane should always be stored outdoors; and in the case of fixed installations, propane should be sited outside. Calor stockists and commercial/industrial premises may use propane indoors on a temporary basis, for example whilst using a blowtorch, but the LPG should be stored outdoors and in accordance with the UKLPG Code of Practice No 7 "Storage of Full and Empty LPG Cylinders and Cartridges". 

For more information, please see our "Code of Guidance for the Storage of Cylinders" and "Cylinder Storage Information" PDFs. 

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Need more help?

Call our technical engineering help desk and they'll be happy to advise further

What to do if you smell gas, or if there is an emergency

Immediately shut off all valves on bottles and call the Calor Emergency Line on 03457 444 999 for further instructions