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    Are LPG cylinders long-lasting?

    Heating Engineers

    How long does an average LPG cylinder last for? Let’s say for an average semi-detached household. Thanks in advance.

    Asked by jonathan on 22nd Dec 2020
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    Hydrofit Home Solutions

    "Hi Mate,
    Its all dependant on use. Lets say its just for cooking

    A 14.2kg cooking gas bottle will last from about 9 days to 81 days, depending upon burner size and amount of use. If you use a small 1.3KW burner for 30 minutes per day, the gas bottle will last roughly 80 days.

    There are much larger tanks that you can get that lasts for much longer that are designed to support an array of LPG sppliances in the home

    Heres a rough guide on this link

    https://www.elgas.com.au/blog/375-how-long-do-45kg-gas-bottles-last#:~:text=A%2013kg%20cooking%20gas%20bottle,gas%20bottle%20lasts%208%20days.

    Another useful link
    https://www.which.co.uk/reviews/home-heating-systems/article/home-heating-systems/lpg-central-heating-axuLz3Y3Iszl

    I hope this helps :)"

    Answered on 23rd Dec 2020 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Restart Smart

    "The cylinder itself is long lasting however the hoses for connection to cylinder and pipework are dated with expiry date that need to be changed in line with date printed on the hose"

    Answered on 23rd Dec 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Eco Home Upgrades LTD

    "Please check with your supplier all fittings should be dated and numbered and fitted in a cage area and locked they should be on a flaged area and the rubber hoses need to be in Date?

    Check the regs with your supplier?"

    Answered on 23rd Dec 2020 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
    SAS PLUMBING HEATING & ELECTRICAL LTD

    "That’s a pretty tricky one to answer. It depends on the size of the cylinder and usage. I live in a caravan and at the moment I’m going through gas like you wouldn’t believe. Then again my caravan has a combination gas boiler so I’m heating the caravan and heating water instantaneously, and cooking. Not surprising then that I’m using a lot of gas.
    My main cylinder is a 19 kilo, I expect that to last a fortnight or so at this time of year. I’ll soon go to a 39 kilo cylinder which I believe is the biggest. The reason for this is that the bigger the cylinder, the cheaper the gas refill works out.
    Hope this helps in some way although comparing a caravan with a semi detached house is not very comparable, due to the heat loss involved through a caravan."

    Answered on 23rd Dec 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Bubbles Plumbing & Heating

    "Depends on size of cylinder and how much you are using during the time of being there"

    Answered on 24th Dec 2020 - Member since Oct 2018 - report
    A2Zstarheatingandplumbingsolutions

    "This really depends on the size of the cylinder and household usage. Please bear it in mind thst although the cylinder might be long lasting the hoses connected to cylinder as well as the pipework all have expiry dates that need to be
    changed accordingly. Hope that helps."

    Answered on 22nd Feb 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    A Daughtry Plumbing & Heating Ltd

    "All depends on on which system you have and how many appliances, 28kw combi boiler under normal use usually around 2-3weeks, in the winter months around 2weeks, bulk tank would be better as it’s remotely recorded so you never run low also it can be cheaper per litre having bulk."

    Answered on 23rd Dec 2020 - Member since Jun 2019 - report

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