Gas heater assembly and leak testing

Posted by Tamara G.


Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011, Australia

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Saturday, 19th Aug 2017
I've got an outdoor heater that needs assembly, and another one which I've mostly assembled, but the instructions require the hose fitting thread to be leak tested with soapy water before attempting to light the heater. I'm not sure how to do this step so I need someone who can specifically do that step and also assemble the other heater. I need the job to be finished by no later than 3.30pm tomorrow (saturday) so please only apply if you have specific gas heater experience and are available tomorrow (not between 10 and 12). Thanks!

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The hose fitting under the burner head is the one they wanted you to test. Basically you are turning on the gas bottle to pressurise the hose to see if any gas leaks out. You shouldn't need to turn on the gas on the heater as if you were going to light it, just the gas bottle to fill the hose with gas. If no leaks then you can move on. If in doubt don't be lighting it, get someone over.
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Ok great, thanks again, I really appreciate it!
Basically you turn on the gas, spray the fitting with soapy water and look for signs of bubbles caused by leakage.
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Hi David. Thanks so much for that. So I turn on the gas while it's connected to the heater? And do I spray the fitting near the gas tank or the fitting attached to the heater? Thanks again!
Hi Tamara, happy to help however I could do those times. However I could assist you remotely the gas test, plumber
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