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How to fit a bolt-on gas regulator

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Turning cylinder valve handwheel clockwise to make sure gas is off

Step 1 – Check gas is off

Turn the handwheel on the cylinder valve clockwise to make sure it is in the off position and remove the dust cap.

Tightening regulator nut anti-clockwise round cylinder valve

Step 2 – Attach regulator

Fit the connecting nut to the cylinder and tighten gently by hand. The connection has a left-hand thread, so you need to turn the nut anti-clockwise.

Arrow showing vent which must face downwards

Step 3 – Adjust regulator angle

Swivel the regulator so that the vent is facing downwards. This is to prevent rainwater or debris getting inside.

Tightening up regulator nut with a spanner

Step 4 – Make regulator secure

When the regulator is in position, use a spanner to finish tightening it. Don’t use too much force or you might damage the nut.

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Turning cylinder valve handwheel anti-clockwise to switch on gas

Step 5 – Turn on gas

Switch on the gas by turning the handwheel on the cylinder valve anti-clockwise.

Spraying connection with can of leak detector spray

Step 6 – Check for leaks

Remember to test the connection with leak detector spray. If any bubbles appear, turn off the gas and disconnect the cylinder.

How to remove a bolt-on regulator

Arrows showing handwheel turning clockwise to switch off gas

Step 1 – Turn off gas

Switch off the gas by turning the cylinder valve handwheel in a clockwise direction.

Arrow showing nut being unscrewed clockwise

Step 2 – Take regulator off

Unscrew the regulator by turning the connecting nut clockwise, then pull it away from the cylinder.

Replacing dust cap on cylinder valve

Step 3 – Replace dust cap

Remember to put the dust cap back to protect the valve from damage.