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Offline Harry Lissimore

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When is a gas leak not a leak?
« on: December 02, 2018, 05:19:21 PM »
I have gas fuses on my Topaz gas cylinders.  If I connect a cylinder to the regulator system (in the back hatch) to connect the gas to the three taps (Stove, HWS and Space Heater) but leave those 3 taps OFF, and turn the gas on, energise the gas fuse so the line to the 3 taps is pressurised, then turn the cylinder off, the pressure in the gas fuse gauge slowly drops over a few hours until the gas line has no pressure.  This indicates that there is a very small leak somewhere.  Ideally, the gauge should not move.

I have checked every fitting between the cylinder, gas fuse, regulators and the 3 taps using soapy water and can't see any leaks.  I've changed cylinders and I've changed gas fuses as well.  I think that the leak is so small that it can't be detected with soapy water.

Perhaps that small a leak is acceptable.

Any comments?

Harry
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Offline Jim and Lyn

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Re: When is a gas leak not a leak?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2018, 07:53:14 PM »
Sounds like that's the angels share Harry! If it's good enough for whisky ......😁
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