Most homes in the country can benefit from OnGas LPG supply. Bottled (cylinder) LPG supply is available nationwide. Plus in the South Island we have piped (reticulated) LPG networks in a number of subdivisions.
LPG bottled (cylinder) supply is a great option for homes not on a reticulated (piped) network. If your home is within our delivery area, OnGas can supply bottled LPG. A typical cylinder station consists of two 45kg cylinders.
How does it work?
OnGas delivers two 45kg cylinders to your home once your account is set up. Cylinders are mounted to the outside of your home.
Some home owners choose to flush-mount them into the building or use an external surround cover1 (pictured right). These covers can be ordered through Plumbing World, MasterTrade or Mico Wakefield.
Your registered gasfitter does the connection which includes supplying the regulator, chains and hooks and/or concrete slabs, plus the pipe-work to connect your appliances. The gasfitter will also provide you a copy of the “Certificate of Compliance” (gas certificate) on completion.
Reorder and refill of cylinders
To ensure continuous supply of gas, OnGas recommends your cylinder station is
equipped with an “autochange regulator” (pictured opposite). Several types are available and all autochange regulators use a visual indicator to show you when a cylinder is empty and has switched over to draw gas from the other cylinder.
While some indicators start off green and others clear, they all turn red when the first cylinder is empty. Do not touch or turn the dial. When you see it turn red, that’s your signal to call OnGas for a refill delivery. We will pick up the empty cylinder, replace it with a full one and reset the regulator.
If your cylinder station has a “manual” regulator, you will need to turn on the valve on your reserve cylinder once the first cylinder is empty. Gas is then drawn from the reserve cylinder. Contact OnGas to re-order a replacement.
1. Supply of covers or build of flush-mounted cabinet is not part of the cylinder delivery and installation by OnGas. OnGas does not supply these covers. Aber are stockists, alternatively talk to your builder/gasfitter for options.
2. Images supplied by Aber Ltd.
The benefit of piped LPG is that you have 24-hour gas supply. The gas is metered at your home, so acts much like your electricity supply.
How does it work?
A bulk vessel safely stores a large supply of LPG on site at the subdivision and gas travels through the underground main pipes in the street. To connect to the gas supply, a lateral pipe is installed from the gas main pipe in the street to your home.
Piped LPG networks
See if your property is in one of our piped networks.
|Pegasus Bay||Pegasus Town|
|Lincoln||Fife Tuscan - Lincolndale - Ryelands|
|East Tekapo||Tekapo Commercial|
|Christchurch||Northshore - Milns Court - The Limes - Tumara Park - Waitikiri - Kajens Country Estate - Madison Gardens - The Elms - Cashel Apartments - The Palms - Pierside|
|Wanaka||Wanaka Commercial - Riverside - Ngaio Point|
|Lake Hayes||Bendemeer - The Terraces|