Bermuda Gas ‘How To’: Make the Composite Cylinder Connection

Bermuda Sun Aug 15 2012
By Jonathan Boyles

Members of the Bermuda Gas team are here to help you tackle a variety of issues in this monthly Bermuda Gas ‘How To’ column within the Bermuda Living supplement.


This month, gas distribution manager, Jonathan Boyles shows you how to make the composite cylinder connection.


Since gas barbecues provide the cleanest burning and most even temperature for optimal outdoor grilling, lighting up the grill requires a cylinder of propane.


And now, for the first time, there is a choice of propane cylinders in Bermuda: the traditional steel and the new composite version.


Reap the Benefits


The new composite barbecue cylinder is light-weight and rustproof, with a visible gas level.


Weighing about 50 per cent less than its steel counterpart, the new cylinder is easier to handle. Even the pricing is lighter as Bermuda Gas has introduced a rental programme, providing a less expensive option to get you cooking outdoors.


And, since the composite won’t rust or corrode, it will last for decades, virtually maintenance free.


The benefits keep rolling in, especially for people who barbeque often.


Probably the best feature of the cylinder is that the walls are see-through, so you’ll never run out of gas in the middle of dinner again.


Make the connection


Barbecues in use today were made with the traditional steel cylinders in mind. So, if you find that your new, composite cylinder doesn’t fit neatly on your barbecue’s built-in foot ring (a guide for the base of the barbecue to sit on), there is a simple solution.


Until the barbecue industry addresses this size and shape variation, Bermuda Gas recommends a workaround to benefit from the many features of the new, composite cylinders.


Rather than try to squeeze the taller composite into an opening for which it wasn’t intended, simply leave the cylinder on the ground next to the barbecue.

It’s actually too attractive to be covered up anyway.

Remember to always turn off the barbecue and disconnect the cylinder before moving either one.


Enter to win


Through August 31st, when customers pick up a composite cylinder from the Bermuda Gas Distribution Centre or a participating RUBiS service station, they can enter to win a new cylinder or even a barbecue.


With so many benefits, it’s easy to make the new composite cylinder connection.

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