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Old 08-08-2013, 03:16   #31
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Re: Gas Regulations in Australia

I am in South Australia. For insurance purposes I had to be gas compliant. This required a sealed metal box for the gas cylinders, vented with a downsloped pipe of 40mm min diameter. I already had copper pipe to the stove. The fridge was pipe with a flexible section at the fridge end.
Whilst it was all a pain in the bum to build a metal box with a door to access the bottles to turn them on and off plus the expense of a plumber, I am very wary of LPG.
New regulations are a pain but in the end, I am happy to know that I have done everything to minimise an explosion.
We are not allowed to place cylinders on swim platforms or anywhere they might suffer collision from any other vessel or object.
The regs are a big fat book.
The number of boats that I see with non compliant setups is staggering. Others using garden hose for connections.
What are some people smoking?

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Old 13-08-2013, 02:59   #32
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So does anyone know if the appliance itself does not have an AGA sticker on it and has not gone through certification. If it has the required safety devices and is plumbed in accordance the Australia gas regulations can you get a certification for insurance?
I'm told I won't be able to install a Newport p-9000 propane bulkhead heater in Australia. Is that right?

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Old 13-08-2013, 05:01   #33
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Re: Gas Regulations in Australia

My understanding is that if your appliance does not have an AGA sticker , ie your appliance make/model is not on the AGA approved list, then you will need to have your particular appliance inspected and certified, a possible costly venture.

So I expect that you could have your heater installed but only if it has been individually approved as AGA-compliant first (to be official). I could be wrong though but that is my understanding.

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