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  • #64340
    Toffie
    Flatchatter

    Hi

    Anyone know could it be safe if BBQ Gas Cylinder are stored on carpark bay ?

     

    thanks

     

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  • #64346
    Sir Humphrey
    Strataguru

    Just one should be fine. I believe there are regulations about quantities of flammable fluids that may be stored in ordinary premises. One BBQ gas bottle would be under that limit. The cars have on average a few 10s of litres of highly flammable fluid. Fortunately, gas bottles and petrol tanks are designed to be robust with low risks of leaking.

    #64349
    Boronia
    Flatchatter

    I’d be checking out the plan’s insurance policy requirements. There may be restrictions based on security and ventilation.

    #64351
    chesswood
    Flatchatter

    You don’t ask what would be legal. For it to be safe, the cylinder/bottle has to be in a current of air which will disperse any slight leak. If the carpark bay is walled and roofed in, there might not be adequate air circulation.

    Gas is very easy to ignite. Gas in bottles is stored under high pressure and thus all the connections, stopcocks etc. need to be in good condition. Petrol just sits in unpressurised tanks.

    If both your petrol tank and your gas bottle started to leak, your car would run dry long before the next barbecue.

    #64355
    Jimmy-T
    Keymaster

    Section 11 of the NSW model by-laws says this:

    11 Storage of inflammable liquids and other substances and materials
    (1) An owner or occupier of a lot must not, except with the prior written approval of the owners corporation, use or store on the lot or on the common property any inflammable chemical, liquid or gas or other inflammable material.
    (2) This by-law does not apply to chemicals, liquids, gases or other material used or intended to be used for domestic purposes, or any chemical, liquid, gas or other material in a fuel tank of a motor vehicle or internal combustion engine.

    The key, as other have said, is that the container is secure and safe.

    #64378
    Toffie
    Flatchatter
    Chat-starter

    I send second emails to strata manager contacted the owner again to remove a BBQ gas cylinder, and unfortunately her response was

    In regard of the gas tank, we used it for a BBQ stove. As per by-law 12 (2), the gas tank is intended to be used for domestic purposes, would not applied for the by-law. So I can place it at my parking lot. Please correct me, if I am wrong.

    On the other hand the strata manager replied to me there is nothing in the act regarding the appropriate manner to store a gas cylinder on common property. However it is advisable cylinders are stored externally and to avoid all internal . Unfortunately, she can store it in her space but she must ensure the cylinder is safe, checked and maintained.

    BTW, I did searches as per LPG gas cylinder storage regulations are based on the Australian Standards, the storage must have sufficient ventilation to safe levels. Apparently there carpark obviously is not be adequate air circulation away from high temperature that this can be in a very dangerous situation for people and property.

    Do you think carpark is well ventilation to storage it.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    #64386
    Sir Humphrey
    Strataguru

    … Do you think carpark is well ventilation to storage it?

    A carpark should have adequate ventilation as they are designed to deal with vehicle exhaust fumes.

     

    #64387
    Boronia
    Flatchatter

    Even though the by-laws may “allow” it, you would still have the obligation to comply with any safety and security rules or guidelines associated with it.

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