Monday, 16 July 2012

How to tell how full your gas bottle is! Got Gas? This is an easy way to tell.

If you've ever owned a 9kg BBQ Gas bottle, or camping gas bottle you'll know that it's often difficult to tell how much gas you have. 

It's a question that we often get in the shop and unfortunately, there is no great way to tell how much you have.  There is one SIMPLE way to tell how much you have, without any expense involved.  Although it is just a rough indication.

Step 1 - Turn off gas flow, disconnect bottle from appliance.

Step 2 - Boil some water, pour down the side of gas bottle.

Step 3 - Run your hand from top to bottom of the gas bottle until you can feel a noticeable change in temperature (cooler). 

Step 4 - Where you began to feel a change in temperature, is the level of your gas.  

Step 5 - Gas, when stored in the bottle is liquid and will absorb the heat from the water quicker than the empty portion of the gas bottle.  ie - half way down, it's half full.  2/3 its 1/3 full.

You can also watch this video, to see how easy it is!

 Want to know something, but cant find the answer?  Ask me, I'll try find it for you!


  1. That's a good way to guess the levels but how do you work out the time till empty?

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  2. That is another great way of knowing how full your gas bottle is! Great new product, well done on inventing it! Cheers, Jon


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