How to connect a gas cylinder

Connecting an Antargaz gas cylinder to your appliance is quick and easy.

Gas cylinder withautomatic pressure regulator

  1. Check the presence of an Antargaz seal on your gas cylinder.
  2. Remove the seal from your gas cylinder. This seal ensures that the cylinder has been correctly filled and checked by Antargaz.
  3. Place the connecting piece on the clip-on pressure regulator.
  4. Fasten the connecting piece to the pressure regulator with a quarter turn to the left.
  5. Push the clamping ring onto the gas hose of your appliance.
  6. Put the gas hose onto the free end of the connecting piece. Tip: lubricate the connecting piece with a little soap and water so that the hose can be pushed onto the connecting piece more easily.
  7. Push the clamping ring to the end of the gas hose.
    Leave 2 mm of gas hose visible between the clamping ring and the nut on the connecting piece.
  8. Tighten the screw with a cross-headed screwdriver.
  9. Push down the black handle of the clip-on pressure regulator, and push the pressure regulator onto the gas cylinder. When you release the handle, you will find that the pressure regulator is secured.
  10. Slowly turn the black handle to open the gas cylinder. Smear some of the soap onto the connection points. If you cannot see any bubbles, there is no gas escaping.
  11. Your cylinder is now closed.
  12. Your cylinder is open and your gas appliance is now ready for use.

Gas cylinder with a POL connection

  1. Check that there is an undamaged Antargaz seal on the cylinder tap.
  2. Remove the seal.This seal ensures that the cylinder has been correctly filled and checked by Antargaz.
  3. Push the clamping ring onto the gas hose of your appliance.
  4. Put the gas hose onto the free end of the pressure regulator.
    Tip: lubricate the connecting piece with a little soap and water so that the hose can be pushed onto the connecting
    piece more easily.
  5. Push the clamping ring to the end of the gas hose.
    Leave 2 mm of gas hose visible between the clamping ring and the nut on the connecting piece. Tighten the screw with a cross-headed screwdriver.
  6. Do the same on the side of your appliance.
  7. Check for the presence of the washer on the pressure regulator. If there isn’t one, fix a blue akulon washer.
  8. Put the head of the pressure regulator on the tap and turn the nut to the left by hand.
  9. Tighten the pressure regulator by hand. Never use a nut spanner if the regulator is fitted with a wingnut as shown on the photo.
  10. Apply a little soapy water to all connections (nut, clamps) and to the hose.
  11. Open the tap on the cylinder, but do not light your appliance yet.
  12. If small bubbles appear where the soapy water was applied, that place is not gastight. Close the cylinder and make sure that all connections are tightened properly (nut, clamps).
  13. If the bubbles appear on the hose itself, this definitely needs to be replaced as it has become porous.
  14. If there are no bubbles, you can light your appliance.

Gas cylinder with a standard connection

  1. Check that there is an undamaged Antargaz seal on the cylinder tap.
  2. Remove the seal from your gas cylinder. This seal ensures that the cylinder has been correctly filled and checked by Antargaz.
  3. Push the clamping ring onto the gas hose of your appliance.
  4. Put the gas hose onto the free end of the pressure regulator. Tip: lubricate the connecting piece with a little soap and water so that the hose can be pushed onto the connecting piece more easily.
  5. Push the clamping ring to the end of the gas hose. Leave 2 mm of gas hose visible between the clamping ring and the nut on the connecting piece. Tighten the screw with a cross-headed screwdriver.
  6. Do the same on the side of your appliance.
  7. Put the tip of the pressure regulator into the tap and turn the wings by hand to the left.
  8. Tighten the pressure regulator by hand. Never use a nut spanner if the regulator is fitted with a wingnut as shown on the photo.
  9. Apply a little soapy water to all connections (nut, clamps) and to the hose.
  10. Open the tap on the cylinder, but do not light your appliance yet.
  11. If small bubbles appear where the soapy water was applied, that place is not gastight. Close the cylinder and make sure that all connections are tightened properly (nut, clamps).
  12. If the bubbles appear on the hose itself, this definitely needs to be replaced as it has become porous.
  13. If there are no bubbles, you can light your appliance.