10 Safety tips on use of gas cylinders

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  1. Camp gas is not for home cooking. Do not use it for cooking indoors.
  2. As the name implies they are used in open and well-ventilated area.
  3. Cylinder has expiring days of 15 years. Check your cylinder and add 15years to Date.
  4. Do not shake to determine level but apply water on the cylinder body it will show you gas level.
  5. Cylinder should be stored outside not inside. Even if you are leaving in a high raiser!
  6. Have double control for your cylinder. They are safety checks.
  7. Do not put on the gas before striking a match.
  8. Do not switch on the kitchen light first thing on entrance. First throw open your windows, and then, smell for gas linkage before flipping the switch.
  9. No use of phones in the kitchen
  10. When in doubt of linkage, place soap bubbles along the pipes it will indicate the presence or absence of linkage.
  11. For those with dual functions, do not use electricity and gas at the same time.

When transporting, cylinders should be packed horizontal in a tight position to avoid rolling or movement due to bad roads. It can explode! Be safe.

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