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Topic # 56741 22-Jan-2010 11:14
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Bit of a strange request for info, and if nobody is in the know here i'll call the gas fitter!!

 

I am looking at installing an Infinity Hot water system and getting rid of the 30 year old water heater.  Now What I want to do is use gas bottles (despite being in a gas area).  I know there are rules to where the bottles can sit, does anybody out there know what the rules are?  How far from a window or door etc.. ??

 

Thanks in advanced

 

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  Reply # 292141 22-Jan-2010 11:41
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The regulation is under NZS 5261:2003, Table 16. (according to http://specifiers.vectorgas.co.nz/gasappliances-residential/storage-cylinders.php#External%20gas%20cylinders)

A quick google search shows (what I think to be) the ventilation standards document:
http://www.dbh.govt.nz/UserFiles/File/Publications/Building/Compliance-documents/clause-g4.pdf

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  Reply # 292143 22-Jan-2010 11:49
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Hmmm you may want to rethink, I beleive the 45KG bottles are massively more expernsive (for the gas) than getting the gas plumbed in. I'm in a greenfeild estate where gas connections are available, but some where not aware they mains gas existed and went with bottles. I think they're paying nearly double what we are for mains gas.

BTW I'm in Bris Vegas not NZ...




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  Reply # 292164 22-Jan-2010 12:57
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HiK1000716: The regulation is under NZS 5261:2003, Table 16. (according to http://specifiers.vectorgas.co.nz/gasappliances-residential/storage-cylinders.php#External%20gas%20cylinders)

A quick google search shows (what I think to be) the ventilation standards document:
http://www.dbh.govt.nz/UserFiles/File/Publications/Building/Compliance-documents/clause-g4.pdf

All the best.




 

Hi HiK1000716, thanks for the info, but I am after the rules in regards to the actual LPG bottles, the site you provided is quite intresting!!

 

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  Reply # 292169 22-Jan-2010 13:12
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stevonz: Hmmm you may want to rethink, I beleive the 45KG bottles are massively more expernsive (for the gas) than getting the gas plumbed in. I'm in a greenfeild estate where gas connections are available, but some where not aware they mains gas existed and went with bottles. I think they're paying nearly double what we are for mains gas.

BTW I'm in Bris Vegas not NZ...


 

Hi Steve,

 

I have had a look at plumbed gas, the problem with NZ is there is a massive daily charge for having it!  So for example on the plan I would take from genesis the daily charge would equate to $271 per year, the bottles hirage for 1 year is $126. I have to talk to them in regards to the usage, but I believe they are fairly similar!  The benefit is if you go away for a month you arent paying a massive daily charge!

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  Reply # 292286 22-Jan-2010 18:10
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I worked it out once and the usage is more expensive on the bottles. You have to do a sneaky comparison, because mains is charged per kWh and bottles per fill (regardless of if the bottle is empty/how much it is but let's say you get 45kg each time). I forget what the kg->kwh conversion is for LPG.

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