Gas & Tyre have been supplying and delivering bottled LPG to residential and commercial clients across the greater Dargaville region, and across the Kerikeri and Bay of Islands region for many years.
And now we are launching our extended delivery service in to the Mangawhai region!
Our philosophy has always been simple – “100% hassle free LPG supply” – and our LPG Division team constantly live up to it.
The sign-up process is simple. Contact us by clicking on your nearest Gas & Tyre branch below, or simply download our Credit Account Application Forms and our Cylinder Rental Terms by clicking the buttons below and email them through to your nearest Gas & Tyre branch. One of our friendly team will reach out to you.
Industries we supply
- Dairy farms
- Aged care homes
- Commercial kitchens
- Heated pools
- Real Estate Agents / Rental Property Management
How to read your regulator
Safety first. In order for your cylinder installation to operate safety and efficiently each cylinder should sit on a concrete pad or individual pavers. A safety chain should also secure your bottles to the wall to ensure they never fall over.
The change-over regulator (reg) is the gadget between your cylinders. If you have an automatic change over reg (pictured below) it will automatically switch from the empty cylinder to the full one when the first cylinder runs out. (If both cylinder's taps are turned to the on position.)
If your cylinder station has a manual regulator, you will need to turn on the valve on your reserve cylinder once the first cylinder is empty. Gas is then drawn from the reserve cylinder. Your gasfitter should advise you which type of regulator your set up has installed.
How long will a gas bottle last?
One full bottle should last you approximately 6 – 8 weeks (for a family of 2 adults & 2 children – using LPG for hot water & hobs. Usage for gas fires or heaters will be different). It’s a good idea to get into the habit of checking the change-over reg. Your change-over reg will have a viewing window/indicator – when both cylinders are full, the viewing window will show as CLEAR, BLACK OR GREEN. When this is showing RED it means that a bottle is empty.
Many people mistake the directional arrow for a change-over valve. Please don’t adjust the directional arrow on the regulator. This only indicates to the driver which gas bottle is empty.
How To Tell If a Gas Bottle Is Empty
If you would like to test the level of LPG in the bottle the safe and accurate way is to:
- Pour warm water down the side of the bottle. (not boiling water)
- Wait a few minutes
- Run your hand down the side of the bottle
- It will feel cool to the touch at the level of LPG or may even form a condensation line at this level.
- That’s it, you now know how much gas is left in your bottle
- Does your bottle need a refill? Look for your local supplier below.
Things to be aware of before delivery
- Is there clear access to the cylindar area?
- Do you have any steep ramps or steps?
- Are there dogs onsite?
- Is your property compliant with NZS8004.1?
- Do you have locked gates?
- Steep / Narrow driveway?