A canister leaking gas can be a serious problem, but if you have one, you should be able to find a replacement one online, experts say.
But if it doesn’t come with a warranty, you may not have time to replace the leaking gas cylinder.
“I’ve had a lot of people come in to say, ‘I was just trying to replace my canister and they had it shipped, but it’s leaking,'” said Tom Gannaway, senior product manager for Canister Cleaning.
“They’re like, ‘What can I do?
I’ve got to do this.'”
Gannay has been looking for a replacement for a canister that was shipped and delivered and is leaking gas, which can be caused by a variety of reasons.
Gannaway is not a licensed gas inspector and he doesn’t know the details of each situation, but he said a lot more information is available online about leaks.
Ganna said that for the time being, the best thing to do is find a new canister to replace.
The most common problem is that the leaky canister has the plastic inside leaking, which is a major cause of the gas leaks, according to Gannawaay.
Another common cause of a leak is a faulty canister seal, which allows air to escape when the canister is opened, Gannaya said.
A gas leak is not contagious, so it will not spread if you let it air out.
A problem can be fixed, but Ganneway said it may take weeks to get a replacement canister.
“The gas is very persistent,” Gannago said.
“You can’t really replace it.”
To fix a leaky gas canister, Ganna recommends using a blow dryer to dry out the canisters before it’s cleaned, adding that it’s best to use a vacuum cleaner to get rid of the air inside the can and to clean the outside of the can to prevent it from drying out.
He said the best way to fix the leak is to try to get the gas out of the sealed canister first, which involves blowing the can out and letting the gas dry out.
Gonna have to check for gas canisters with a vacuum to see if there is one.
“We have to have a thorough investigation,” Ganna explained.
“So that’s really what we’re going to do.”