LPG Gas Bottle Guide

Which gas bottle should I use?

There are many types and sizes of LPG bottles available.  It’s important you use the correct bottle with our burners.  Each size of bottle has a maximum sustained flow rate of gas. (measured in kilowatts). The larger the bottle, the greater volume of gas it can provide per hour.           Think of it like batteries. The bigger the battery, the more ‘power’ it produces. 

Our LPG BrightStar burner requires a flow rate of 18kw.  Therefore you will need a minimum 19kg propane bottle to power the burner. This is 80cms high.  You can also use a larger 47kg bottle if you wish.  Both these bottles require a screw on regulator.  

Bottle Storage

  • Always store and use gas bottles in an upright position.
  • Store gas bottles outside in a well-ventilated area and away from building entry/exit points, open windows and drains. 
  • Do not store bottles in an enclosed space such as a garage or shed.
  • Ensure gas bottles are stored away from sources of heat and ignition. 
  • Do not store bottles below ground level.

For further safety advice please contact your local gas bottle stockist.


Smaller propane bottles or those labelled as ’patio gas’ cannot provide the necessary flow rate for our burners.

Butane gas is different to Propane and provides even less ’power’. Also Butane does not work at all in cold weather. 

If you attempt to use a smaller bottle than recommended, if might seem to work ok, however, after a short time, the bottle will cool down and a layer of ice will form on the outside of the bottle.  Then the bottle stops producing gas and the burner will go out.