What is a gas regulator? What does it do?
The gas regulator is a device that reduces the pressure from the gas bottle to a consistent regulated pressure as required by the equipment or appliance.
Are all gas regulators the same?
There are many different types of gas regulator with different pressure settings and connections depending on the application.
How long do gas regulators last? When should I replace it?
Most gas regulators are guaranteed for 5 years and should be changed after 10 years at the most. However gas regulators should be regularly inspected for signs of damage or wear.
What to do if the gas regulator is not fitting?
Check if you have the correct gas regulator to fit your gas bottle.
How do you measure a gas regulator?
All of the technical information is displayed on a disc on top of the regulator.
What happens when gas regulator fails?
If a regulator fails then gas at too high pressure could pass to the equipment or appliances. However most gas regulators have safety devices to help prevent any problem this may cause.
How do I check if my gas regulator is leaking?
You can check for leaks using leak detection fluid. If there is a serious leak you will be able to smell gas.
Which gas bottle and regulator do I need?
Do I need a high or low pressure propane regulator?
The instructions with your equipment will tell you if you need high or low pressure regulator.
UK & Ireland Gas Regulator Differences
🇮🇪 For most butane bottles in Ireland a jumbo regulator is used.
🇬🇧 For butane bottle in the UK these regulators are used:
- Calor 21mm Low Pressure Butane Clip On Gas Regulator
- Calor 29mbar Low Pressure Butane Screw On Gas Regulator
🇮🇪 For most propane bottles in Ireland a 21.8 LH connection is used.
🇬🇧 For propane bottles in the UK a POL connection is used.
Patio gas cylinders in the UK and Ireland use the same regulator.