YouTube/Darmawan Geranting

The method is simple and the tools are easy to find at home

  5 April 2024 23:00 - When installing the regulator, the LPG gas cylinder may leak. This should not be allowed because there is a risk of causing an explosion. There are many reasons why a gas cylinder can leak, such as the size of the regulator not matching the gas cylinder or the rubber seal being loose.

A number of people who find a leaking gas cylinder usually choose to contact the gas seller to exchange it for a new cylinder. On the other hand, quite a few choose to do it themselves using whatever tools they have at home. One of them, a leaking gas cylinder can be fixed with used sandals.

Used sandals can be cut into small circles to be inserted into the gas cylinder, so that they can close the gap that is the source of the leak in the cylinder. Experiences regarding dealing with leaking LPG gas cylinders were also shared by netizens on Darmawan Geranting's YouTube account.

"If the tube and seal are not good, if we shake (the regulator) a little it will definitely leak," he said, quoted by BrilioFood from YouTube Darmawan Geranting on Thursday (4/4).

However, instead of using used sandals, the netizen known as Darmawan admitted that he had another trick that was no less simple. Before getting into the trick, first remove and set aside the rubber seal that came with the gas cylinder. Then, prepare 1 rubber band.

Yup, this rubber band is the main tool for practicing tricks to stop LPG gas leaking. Cut the rubber band to the size of the gas cylinder hole. Once cut, insert it circularly into the gas cylinder hole.

After the piece of rubber band is inserted, overlap it with the rubber seal that came with the tube that was previously removed. Press it so that the position fits and neatly.

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photo: YouTube/Darmawan Geranting

After that, install the regulator and lock it until it is completely tight. Before turning on the stove, observe carefully to see if there is still a hissing sound or smell of sulfur coming from the LPG gas cylinder. If there is no reaction, you can be sure the gas cylinder is no longer leaking.

"I shake it (the regulator) and it won't leak, because it has been patched with a rubber band inside the gas cylinder," said Darmawan.

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photo: YouTube/Darmawan Geranting

How about it, this trick is really simple to stop LPG gas leaking? Taking a peek at the comments column on Darmawan Geranting's YouTube upload which has been watched 2 million times, quite a few netizens are inspired by this trick, you know.

How to use LPG gas so you don't waste it.

Using LPG gas efficiently can help reduce your expenses. Here are some tips for using LPG gas more efficiently.

1. Choose the right stove.

Choose a stove that is efficient in using gas. A stove with a good burner will burn gas more efficiently and produce more even heat.

2. Use the appropriate furnace size.

Use a stove size that matches the diameter of the pot or pan you are using. Using a stove that is too large for the size of the cooking equipment will cause gas wastage.

3. Keep the furnace clean.

Make sure the stove burner remains clean from dirt or food residue that can block gas flow and interfere with efficient combustion.

4. Use the right fire.

When cooking, use enough heat to heat food quickly, but not too big so that gas is wasted. A fire that is too big can also damage cooking equipment and cause gas leaks.

5. Cover the pan while cooking.

Covering a pot or pan while cooking can retain the heat inside, speed up cooking time, and reduce the need for gas.

6. Turn off the heat before the food is cooked.

Turn off the heat a few minutes before the food is fully cooked. The residual heat in the pot or pan will continue to cook the food without releasing additional gas.

7. Use a pressure cooker.

For cooking foods that require a long time, such as beans or meat, consider using a pressure cooker. Pressure cookers cook food faster and use less gas.

8. Watch for leaks.

Periodically, check for gas leaks around the regulator or hose. Gas leaks can result in wastage of gas and can even endanger your safety.

9. Store gas properly.

Store LPG gas cylinders in a good place, protected from heat and direct sunlight. Do not store gas cylinders in places that are too hot, such as in a car or near other heat sources.

Disclaimer: This translation from Bahasa Indonesia to English has been generated by Artificial Intelligence.