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How to use gas leak detector spray

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Step 1 Apply gas leak detector spray to the area you are testing.

Step 1 – Apply spray

Apply gas leak detector spray to the area you are testing.

Step 2 Turn on the gas by opening the supply valve.

Step 2 – Turn on gas

Turn on the gas by opening the supply valve on the meter.

Step 3 - Look for bubbles Look for bubbles. If you see bubbles forming, it suggests that there is a gas leak. Tighten the fitting with a pipe wrench, then recheck the area.

Step 3 – Look for bubbles

Look for bubbles. If you see bubbles forming, it suggests that there is a gas leak.

Tighten the fitting with a pipe wrench, then recheck the area.

Wonkee Donkee says: 'The size of the bubbles indicates the severity of a gas leak. Large gas leaks will result in bubbles being formed, whilst smaller leaks will cause foaming.'
 Step 4 - Wipe off old solution and reapply Wipe off the old solution and reapply gas leak detector spray. If you still see bubbles forming, the problem is greater. An appliance may be faulty or the pipework may need more extensive repairs.

Step 4 – Wipe off old solution and reapply

Wipe off the old solution and reapply gas leak detector spray.

If you still see bubbles forming, the problem is greater. An appliance may be faulty or the pipework may need more extensive repairs.

If you can smell gas, shut off the gas supply at the meter by closing the supply valve immediately! If you can smell gas, shut off the gas supply at the meter by closing the supply valve immediately!
Open a window to ventilate the area and call the National Gas Emergency number: 0800 111 999. Open a window to ventilate the area and call the National Gas Emergency number: 0800 111 999.