How to Test Gas Pipe Joints with Gas Leak Detector

What You'll Need
Gas Leak Detector

If you have a gas leak detector in your home, then you may be wondering how to use it to check leaks from places such as a gas pipe joint. Gas joints are areas particularly vulnerable to leakage, so you will have to make sure that all of your joints are secure. One way of keeping yourself safe from such leaks is by using a gas leak detector. Fitting one of these inside your home is easy.

Step 1 - Finding the Right Location

Before you install the gas leak detector, you need to work out where is the best place to install it. Gas detectors work in the same way as smoke alarms or carbon monoxide detectors, so you will need to place it in an area where it will quickly spot a leak, and in which you will be able to hear it clearly.

Step 2 - Fitting the Detector

Place your gas detector over the joint or joints, and screw the backboard into position. You can then install the batteries which come with the gas leak detector, and connect the front part of the device. You may need to screw this in from the front. The detector should now monitor the amount of gas in the area.