Patio Heater Glossary
: Self contained unit to convert LPG gas into radiant heat with pole support fittings and reflector attached above.
: Liquid petroleum gasoline fuel stored in steel cylinders varying in size from 7kg to 15kg. Highly flammable, colourless and odourless in natural state, an odourising agent is added. Operates via a regulator at 28mbar pressure.
: British thermal units, official measurement of gas heat output for boilers and gas patio heaters. One BTU is the heat required to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit.
: European conformity standard - legal requirement within European Union.
: Canadian Safety Associations, legal requirement in Canada and USA.
: A device inside the gas control valve to operate and open the seating and regulate the flow of gas.
Flame emitter screen
: Casing surrounding the flame mantle manufactured in stainless steel with supports for the reflector bolts.
: Plastic or metal knob attached to gas spindle, allows control of gas and lighting pilot.
: Device located inside the burner to control flow of LPG gas, fitted with gas knob to turn on/off and high/low.
: Brackets to secure base to the ground.
: Cylindrical cover to conceal the LPG gas cylinder. Normally manufactured in steel but can be resin compound.
: Bubble effect painted finish.
: High pressure tube that is attached to a regulator and burner, to deliver LPG gas supply.
: Insulated copper wire with needle to deliver electronic spark from piezo ignitor to ignite pilot.
: Securing clips attached to each end of the hose to prevent gas leakage.
: Solution of washing up liquid and water applied to joints to reveal any possible leaks of LPG.
: Kilo watts used to measure electric energy consumption.
: Stainless steel lower section of burner that contains the main gas parts and supports.
: Outdoor heating device, can be fuelled by LPG gas, electric or fire pit using coal or wood.
Patio heater cover
: PVC or canvas cover, can be shaped for fitted finish. Usually zipped for easy removal.
: Pole holding the burner and attached to support brackets.
: Manual or electronic device to create a short electric charge that travels via a ignitor lead to deliver a spark between the needle and thermocouple.
: Gas holding position to enable thermocouple sufficient time to heat up and open burner jets.
: Liquid petroleum gasoline fuel stored in steel cylinders varying in size from 3.5kg to 47kg. Highly flammable, colourless and odourless in natural state, an odourising agent is added. Operates via a regulator at 37mbar pressure.
: Circular aluminium disk attached to burner, prime purpose to reflect radiant heat.
Reflector support bolts
: Steel bolts connecting the flame emitter screen with the reflector.
: Device to control the flow of LPG to the gas control valve. Attaches to the LPG cylinder and hose with jubilee clips.
: Steel brackets attached to base to hole the post in place, situated inside of housing.
: Device for controlling the heat emitter via the gas control valve. Thermoelectric gas valve used to control heat output.
: Device to cut off flow of gas when patio heater is tilted by 30 degrees.
: Threaded nuts attached to support bolts to hold reflector in place.
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