You turn on a gas fire by connecting it with a gas bottle. Which gas cylinder fits best and with which gas? Then it’s just a matter of connecting the gas bottle and enjoy! Whatever gas bottle you are going to buy, always ensure that the gas bottle is sealed. When buying, make sure that the seal is not broken. This way you can be sure that you are buying a safe, properly functioning gas cylinder that is filled with the correct amount of propane / butane gas.
Which gas cylinder fits best to your Fire pit table or Gas burner? This differs per type. If you have an outdoor kitchen, then a gas cylinder just can be positioned at the side, and it shpuld at least contain 5 or 10 kg. Gas bottles are available in many different sizes and models. Read below the benefits per type of gas bottle and choose your gas bottle based on this information.
Types of gas bottles
5 kg bottle and 10 kg bottle
5 kg bottle: Suitable for all Lounge Fire Pit Tables.
For smaller gas fireplaces, these have a lower gas consumption.
10 kg bottle: Suitable for those fireplaces that require more power.
Where space allows you to place a large gas bottle upright.
Can you also connect your propane / butane gas fireplace to natural gas?
That answer is simple: NO! A “normal” gas fire has a gas pressure regulator that compiles the correct propane gas-to-air ratio. Natural gas requires a different air to gas ratio, so the gas pressure regulator does not work. So never start messing around with connectors, connections, natural gas hoses and taps. With the Built-in fireplaces / Table fireplaces, a choice can be made for propane or natural gas.
Butane gas or propane gas?
Which type of gas? Take propane. A gas bottle filled with butane gas cannot be used below -0.5 degrees. The gas is not suitable for winter. Propane gas is the most sold (barbecue) gas. This gas can be used up to temperatures of -40 degrees.
Gas bottles: Be careful with it
Propane gas is a highly flammable fuel. So, always ensure when connecting or changing a gas bottle on the outdoor fireplace, there is no smoking and there is no open flame nearby. Always place your gas bottles in a room with proper ventilation. This way, in case of malfunction, any leaking gas cannot accumulate inside the room. Place your gas bottle outside, if possible. Unconnected gas cylinders must be stored outdoors and gas cylinders must not be stored or used in places where the temperature exceeds normal ambient temperature.
The Gas cylinder is not suitable for use in places where the temperature can exceed 40 degrees Celsius. At temperatures higher than 40 degrees Celsius, plastic or rubber components may lose their strength (and may then catch fire). If the temperature rises, the temperature (and therefore the pressure) in your gas cylinder also goes up.
Place your gas bottle upright and where possible in the shade or in a cool place. Do NOT bury your gas bottle, as the pressure will drop. In case of fire, close the gas tap as soon as possible and remove the gas bottle. If this is not possible, cool the gas bottle with water from a safe distance. Do not take any risks and warn the fire department via emergency number 112.
For a safe and well-filled gas bottle, go to an authorized gas bottle dealer. You must always exchange an empty gas bottle at an authorized dealer. Filled gas bottles must always be sold sealed.