Gas Bayonet Fitting Installation Sydney
Have you been looking for help installing a gas bayonet or other related plumbing fitting? Trying to install a gas bayonet fitting yourself without the proper experience and information can be dangerous. It’s one of those things that is best left to the professionals.
Our experienced team at MPJ Plumbing has the knowledge and equipment to make sure your gas bayonet is installed properly. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, our team is more than qualified to take on any gas bayonet fitting installation – whether it be for your residential home or large commercial business.
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Everything You Need to Know about Gas Bayonets
A gas bayonet is a fitting or outlet used to supply LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) to appliances in homes and businesses. By using a gas bayonet to connect your home with an external gas supply, you are able to power appliances like heaters and other free standing gas appliances.
Gas bayonets consist of two main parts, a female fitting and a male fitting. The female fitting is normally floor or wall mounted, depending on where the building’s external gas supply is. The male fitting is attached at the end of the gas bayonet hose, and plugs into the female gas bayonet fitting at the wall or floor. To summarise, the male fitting connects the appliance with gas through the bayonet hose, and the female fitting makes the connection between the gas bayonet hose, appliance, and external gas supply.
When done correctly, the installation of male and female gas bayonet fittings will provide the appliances in your home or business with a safe and secure gas connection.
When would you need a gas bayonet installed?
You’ll need a gas bayonet anytime you have an appliance, most commonly a heater, that requires a gas supply for power. Gas heating holds a few advantages over electric heating, most notably that it is more economical.
Two other common appliances that require gas bayonets are outdoor barbecues and upright heaters. As both of these are outdoor appliances, they require a special type of installation and maintenance.
Outdoor vs. Indoor Gas Bayonets
Everything that’s outdoors is exposed to the elements, and gas bayonet fittings are no exception. While they serve the same function of providing an efficient power source to all your appliances, outside bayonet fittings require more maintenance than indoor fittings. Such maintenance requires the home or business owner to keep the fittings clear of any debris or bugs. Bits of debris can interfere with the quality of the bayonet connection and comprise the safety of your gas supply.
How to Connect Your Appliances to a Gas Bayonet
The connection between appliance and gas bayonet can be accomplished in a few easy steps.
Gas Bayonet Safety
There are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind to safely secure your appliances to a gas bayonet.
Bayonet Cover Installation
Alongside their gas bayonet installations, home and business owners can also install bayonet covers to avoid any bugs or debris clogging up the connection. Most gas bayonet covers are designed for the female fitting, as it is the female fitting that is most exposed and prone to accumulating debris. Most fittings are made of strong rubber and include a chain that can be locked to an additional place on the fitting.
Cap and plug covers simply fit over the female fitting and lock snuggly in place. Male covers can also be used, and are secured by using the same locking lugs that a male gas bayonet fitting would have.
What locations does MPJ Plumbing service in Sydney?
Our team has experience with homes and businesses across Sydney. As all of our plumbing professionals are local experts, we can provide the high-value service required for any gas bayonet installation job. We cover the following areas:
- Sydney CBD
- Sutherland Shire
- St George
- Inner West
- Eastern Suburbs
- North Sydney
- Northern Beaches