* A registered and competent approved installer are the only persons allowed to install, maintain, repair or alternate on a LPG gas line or issue a a certificate of conformity.
* If you install the appliance you’re self you will loose the guarantee on the product and may be liable for prosecution.
* On completion of any repairs,installation a pressure test must be carried out and a certificate of conformity must be issued.
* All registered installers have a approved licensed card if ever in doubt ask for it.
* A registered installer have the right to refuse an existing installation maintenance, repair, alteration and extension or adding a new gas-point to the existing gas-line, unless a C.O.C can be shown or if the installation is not compliant according to SANS. Which a quotation can be requested by the gas company.
* All installations must have sign boards, which consist and indication of gas-flow direction, installers name ,installers registration, date of installation, gas shut off valves points.
* Domestic gas-lines is optional to be painted a light stone colour, but not a must.
* Commercial LPG gas lines which consist of steel pipe, must be painted to prevent corrosion.
* Gas-lines in floor,wall or passing through must be sleeved or wrapped.
* All compression or threaded fittings are not allowed inside a roof,floor, wall or ground.
* All copper tubing passing through steel bats must be sleeved or wrapped.
* One may install a 9kg cylinder in a cupboard, as long as the cylinder is not located underneath the hob or a electrical point underneath the hob or in same cupboard as gas cylinder.
* One may install a 9kg cylinder in a cupboard, as long as a ventilation are provided on the cupboard door.
* All ball valves must be accessible.
* A shut off valve must be located to the nearest point of access.
* A shut off valve are not allowed inside a cage
* If more than one appliances are connected, one must install a main shut off valve and install for ever point a separate shut off valve.
* Only class 1,2,3 copper tubing or higher are allowed on domestic and commercial installations.
* One may not use copper tubing or pex pipe inside a roof unless its been sleeved to outside of a building with steel pipe sleeving.
* Gas cages are optional on domestic installation ,where it is a must on commercial installations which have public access.
* Rubber hoses on installation may not exceed a total length of 2 meters.
* Rubber hose may not pass through a wall.
* Rubber hose shall be in one piece and supply one appliance, and no joints, tee pieces, etc. are allowed.
* Only approved LPG hose shall be used an accordance with SANS.
* Gas lines in the ground must be at least 500mm deep where it have to be sleeved or wrapped.
* Galvanised pipe is not allowed for gas installations.
* Pex pipe is cost effective and have lower value than copper-tubing and could cost up to half of the installation than copper tubing but live span is not nearly as long as compared to copper tubing and does not deliver a neat and professional installation as towards as copper tubing.
These are just some of the basic law factors