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Bring my own Gas Hob / stove from Chnia?

Postby cheerlin73 » Sat, 08 Apr 2017 9:17 pm

I'm moving from China to Singapore in 2 months' time, can I bring my own gas stove into Singapore as the current unit I rent the hob is very old and landlord allows me to change myself. Kind advise needed. thanks.
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Re: Bring my own Gas Hob / stove from Chia?

Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:11 pm

cheerlin73 wrote:I'm moving from China to Singapore in 2 months' time, can I bring my own gas stove into Singapore as the current unit I rent the hob is very old and landlord allows me to change myself. Kind advise needed. thanks.


You can certainly do this, BUT: You must determine if your new Singapore unit uses "city gas", ie, natural gas, or whether it uses bottled gas, Ie, propane.

You must then determine whether your hob supports natural gas or propane and if it is not setup for your Singapore unit, you must determine whether you can swap the necessary parts so that it is compatible... some hobs permit this, some do not.

You cannot run mismatched, ie, run a propane hob on natural gas or vice versa.

If your Singapore unit is natural gas, ie, city gas, you will probably want a qualified plumber to hook the gas connection up since you may have a connection different than is used in Singapore... unless you know what you are doing.

If you will be using propane, the chances are good that you will need to have the propane delivery man provide you with a new hose and regulator to match what is used in Singapore.

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Re: Bring my own Gas Hob / stove from Chia?

Postby cheerlin73 » Mon, 10 Apr 2017 9:32 am

thanks you so much Strong Eagle for your great advise!
My gas hob is natural gas in China is natural gas and the unit in Singapore is also natural gas I think, I didn't see any bottled gas. So means I should be able to bring it over to Sg. :)

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Re: Bring my own Gas Hob / stove from Chia?

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 10 Apr 2017 1:04 pm

you cannot bring the gas cylinder on a plane :shock: :o just the hob..
and btw the cylinder is available in Singapore and it costs 30$ I think..
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Re: Bring my own Gas Hob / stove from Chia?

Postby cheerlin73 » Mon, 10 Apr 2017 8:18 pm

hi Raja, thanks for your reply. No I mean then I could bring my hob to Sg not gas cylinder :p
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Re: Bring my own Gas Hob / stove from Chia?

Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:42 am

cheerlin73 wrote:thanks you so much Strong Eagle for your great advise!
My gas hob is natural gas in China is natural gas and the unit in Singapore is also natural gas I think, I didn't see any bottled gas. So means I should be able to bring it over to Sg. :)


You can verify that your Singapore unit is natural gas (Singapore calls it "city gas") by verifying that there is a gas meter associated with your unit. Singapore, unlike a lot of other places, uses a low pressure gas distribution system, so your gas meter will be quite small.

And, you should check as I have described. I lived in one semi-D which had city gas, and a stove/oven combination that had a storage space. I moved two doors down the street to another semi-D which used propane. The stove/oven was identical, except that the storage space now contained a propane bottle. Only if you looked inside the stove would you find the propane bottle.

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Re: Bring my own Gas Hob / stove from Chia?

Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:43 am

rajagainstthemachine wrote:you cannot bring the gas cylinder on a plane :shock: :o just the hob..
and btw the cylinder is available in Singapore and it costs 30$ I think..


Natural gas stoves don't have tanks, only propane. He said his is natural gas.

But, you do bring up a valid point. Unless someone else is paying for shipping, it will be expensive to ship that hob to Singapore.

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Re: Bring my own Gas Hob / stove from Chia?

Postby cheerlin73 » Tue, 11 Apr 2017 11:30 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:you cannot bring the gas cylinder on a plane :shock: :o just the hob..
and btw the cylinder is available in Singapore and it costs 30$ I think..


Natural gas stoves don't have tanks, only propane. He said his is natural gas.

But, you do bring up a valid point. Unless someone else is paying for shipping, it will be expensive to ship that hob to Singapore.


Hi Eagle, yes my company is providing a 20" container for me to ship my stuffs to Singapore, that why I am concerned whether will the be import restriction on gas stove.

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Re: Bring my own Gas Hob / stove from Chia?

Postby cheerlin73 » Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:46 pm

can someone be kind enough to tell me City Gas in Sg is using 天然气 which that's how China named for pipelined gas?

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Re: Bring my own Gas Hob / stove from Chia?

Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:52 am

cheerlin73 wrote:can someone be kind enough to tell me City Gas in Sg is using 天然气 which that's how China named for pipelined gas?


In Google Translate, that translates to "natural gas". Natural gas is almost 100 percent methane gas anywhere in the world, including Singapore. In Singapore, Singapore Power supplies gas and electricity, sometimes through retailers. You should contact them with your unit number to confirm what is there. https://www.spgroup.com.sg/home


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