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Gas Grill Safety Tips

hen you are barbequeing, only open the propane tank valve ½ turn. This supplies enough gas to the burners, and makes emergency shut off very fast, should you ever need to close the valve.

The proper sequence for starting a grill is
(1) Open the grill lid,
(2) turn on the gas supply,
(3) turn the ignition burner to high,
(4) light the ignition,
(5) turn on the second burner if needed.
By following this sequence, excess gas will not accumulate inside the grill before it is ignited, preventing an explosion that could damage your grill and even cause personal injury.

Perform routine maintenance such as inspection and cleaning of venturi tubes for insects or grease.

Check gas hoses for wear such as cracking, brittleness or leaks. Be sure there are no sharp bends.

Keep gas hoses away from hot surfaces or install a heat shield to protect them.

Replace scratched or damaged connectors which could leak gas.

Following your manufacturer's instructions, check for gas leaks. You should not smell gas. If you do, immediately turn off the gas until the leak is fixed.

Keep lighted cigarettes, matches, candles or any open flame away from a leaking grill.

Never use a grill indoors. It must be at least 10 feet away from any building. It should not be used in the garage, breezeway, carport, porch or under any surface that could catch fire.

Never try to repair the tank valve or the grill by yourself. See a qualified LP gas dealer or repair person.

Always follow your manufacturer's instructions that came with your grill.

Propane tank tips:

  • Always keep containers upright
  • Never store a spare gas container under or near the grill or indoors
  • Never store or use flammable liquids, like gasoline near the grill
  • Always transport LP gas containers in a secure, upright position
  • Never keep a filled container in a hot car or car trunk. Heat causes the gas pressure to rise, which could open the relief valve and allow gas to escape.
  • Always use extreme caution and carefully follow your manufacturer's instructions when connecting or disconnecting your LP container.