Wineland Gas FAQ’S

Have a look at some of our frequently asked questions about Gas:

Why do we have to have a registered installer of gas equipment
  1. It is part of the national health and safety act, therefore it is a legal requirement/regulation.
  2. Only authorised LP Gas Practitioners are able to provide a  certificate of compliance.
  3. To inspect and ensure appliances are safe and can be added to household insurance
Why do we need a certificate of compliance?
  1. For your personal safety
  2. Your insurance company will require a copy of your certificate in the event of a fire. If the fire is the cause from an unregistered installation you would forfeit payout.
  3. When selling a property, your Estate Agent / Transferring attorney will request a valid certificate. Should this not be provided,  your property transfer won’t take place.
Where should the gas cylinders be placed?
  1. 1m sideways from Doors and Windows
  2. 2m from Drains and Air Vents
  3. 3m below windows, unless non-combustible roof is installed between containers and windows.
  4. 1m from property boundary unless boundary is a Fire Wall (if only 2x48kg bottles are installed). If installation is more than 2×48 kg bottles, then it must be more than 3m from boundary.
  5. 5m away from a switchable electrical point i.e. plug socket, main power etc. (not a light) to the side of the bottles, or 1.5m above the bottles.
  6. In gas cages, which are not only important for theft but also prevent tampering.
  7. If you have additional kitchen cupboard space a 9kg gas cylinder can be stored in the cupboard with vents
What else is important to keep in mind when it comes to gas equipment installations and safety?
  1. Only Class 1 or 2 copper pipe can be used. NOT what is used in plumbing. Or Approved gas piping/LPG pex pipe
  2. All copper pipes going through a wall must be sleeved.
  3. Flexible hose may not be more than 2m and may not go through any partition at all (including wood, walls and dry wall).
  4. It is not the appliance, but the location of the cylinders that is important.


Please bear in mind, this is a basic guide line.  An authorised practitioner will need to inspect the area of  the installation of gas equipment and he will identify the safe area’s for your gas cylinder placement.