My second order at Hallo Hallo Mall has arrived. It's a Standard Double Burner LPG Stove. It seems like a blessing in disguise because this is what I have discovered after replacing the old gas stove.
This was a photo taken from the gas stove hose, the one connected at the back of the gas stove. The heat coming from the gas stove possibly affects the hose. When I inspect the interior of the hose, it seems like it has melted and with just a few exposure to heat the gas could burst out and will definitely result to fire. I found this incident alarming especially I got a two-year-old child that could be hurt if the gas will burst out and will cause a fire. Therefore, I have analyzed the gas stove and enumerated some safety checks and reminders for those that uses gas stove in their kitchen.
1. Check your gas hose regularly. Inspect if the gas hose has cracks, cuts or locate melted/damage parts that could eventually result to gas leak.
2. It is advisable to replace gas hose every two years even if there are no visible damages.
3. LPG is naturally odorless. Ethyl mercaptan is added so we can detect if there is gas leak through its strong odor. Be sensitive to the odor of ethyl mercaptan. Incase you suspect gas leak, immediately turn off gas tank or gas supply. Open windows around the kitchen and nearby rooms to let the gas out. Leave the house immediately and don’t do anything that may cause spark or heat that could trigger fire or explosion. Call an expert to inspect your gas supply and gas stove before you use it again.
4. Open LPG tank valve and observe if there is a hissing sound produce while the stove is not in use. Aside from the odor, hissing sound could also indicate that there is gas leak in your gas stove.
5. In purchasing LPG, inspect the tank if it is in good condition. Rust in any part of the tank especially at the bottom part, which we seldom inspect, may be an indication that the tank is not well maintained.
6. An LPG tank that has no brand name printed on it should be a red flag.
These are basically some of the safety checks and reminders that we should frequently do to prevent any gas stove/LPG related accidents. To keep us reminded all the time, why not copy and print this on a piece of paper and stick it on your refrigerator or any place that you will often see it. Feel free to add anything that you might think of. You can write a comment below and I'll update this checklist as soon as possible. Be safe!