Handling gas bottles

As with any heavy object, moving gas bottles can be a tricky business if you’re unsure of what to do. If the bottles are not handled properly, it could result in accidents, injuries or damage to the gas bottles themselves. Fortunately, we’ve put together some easy-to-follow tips for you.

Tips to bear in mind when handling Calor gas bottles:

  • Always use the proper lifting technique when moving gas bottles
  • Gas bottles are heavy! Be aware of your personal lifting limits
  • Always use and store gas bottles in an upright position
  • Gas bottles may be wet and slippery. Use gloves to ensure you have a firm grip
  • Never roll gas bottles on their side, throw them or drop them
  • Do not use the gas bottle cap, valve or shroud to lift them
  • ‘Empty’ bottles may still contain gas – test them by rocking the cylinder to feel the movement of the liquid
  • Never open the valve of an unconnected gas bottle as there is still likely to be some gas left inside 

The main thing is to stay safe and use common sense. If you’re not confident you can move the gas bottle yourself, ask someone to help you.

If you use Calor gas bottles to heat your home, you don’t even need to touch them. You will have 2 or 4 x 47kg gas bottles and when the first pair is empty the changeover valve automatically switches to the second pair. All you then have to do is call your local Calor stockist and they will send someone out to replace the gas bottles, connecting them for you. It’s as easy as that.

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