LPG Conversion Kits

LPG Conversion Kit Guide

LPG Conversion Kit Guide

Understanding LPG Conversion kits may mean that you are able to install them yourself. This could save you hundreds of pounds per vehicle or appliance; however, it is always a good idea to ensure you get a qualified technician to check the work over to make sure everything is safe and secure before using the vehicle/appliance. In this guide, we will explore the basics of how to install an LPG conversion to your vehicle or cooker.

Gas Cookers

Step 1: Ring up the manufacturer of the cooker and find out more information in regard to what parts you need. Furthermore, make sure you ask plenty of questions that you may need answered.

Step 2: Obtain the parts.

Step 3: Check to see if you need to have your gas cooker professionally installed in order to keep valid insurance. This is an issue that many people have faced; therefore, DIY installation may be out of the question.

Step 4: The whole process involves the cooker jets.  You will need to carry out the gas supply connection, adaptation and adjusting the low flame stage. All of this information should come with your specified kit and should have a step by step ‘walk through'’ in order to guide you.

It is recommended that if you have limited experience with this type of work you should use a qualified technician. If this equipment is not installed correctly it will not be safe to use, and do you really want to take a risk that could put your life in jeopardy?

Car

Before you start this work, did you know that there are hundreds of quick, easy and cost effective courses around the UK that allow you to become a certified vehicle LPG fitter. This will not only ensure that you carry out your conversion correctly, but may also be a potential career opportunity for the right person. Courses generally last one day and cost about £300 per person, which is not bad when you consider possible savings and/or earning potential. This course will then issue you with your certificate once you have carried out your first successful conversion, which could be on your car.

When it comes to a vehicle conversion you need to work out which tank is best for your vehicle. To do this you need to find the amount of space that you do not require in your boot, and if you have any room in your spare tire well. Only then will you be able to decide which tank (circular or cylinder) is best for you.

Every LPG kit that you purchase should come with detailed instructions that ensure you can install it without issue. However, just like the gas cookers, it is recommended that you do not take on this work if you have limited mechanical experience. Alternatively, if you do fit your own conversion, make sure you get a qualified mechanic to give it the once over before you take it out on the road.

Summary

There is no doubt that personally making an LPG conversion will save you money, but safety is much more important than a few extra pounds in your pocket.

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