Grill Usage Tips
Always use the grill outdoors in a
well-ventilated area. Do not bring
cylinders or grills intended for outdoor
use inside or into an enclosed space,
such as a garage.
Always follow all of the grill
manufacturer’s instructions and keep
written materials in a safe, accessible
Before lighting your grill, use a
leak-detection solution made from a
teaspoon of mild liquid hand soap in a
cup of water to check all connections
for leaks. Bubbles at the connection
indicate leakage. Rinse thoroughly using
use matches or lighters to check for
sure the grill is shut off and cooled
off before covering after use.
not in use, make sure the grill burner
controls are off and keep the cylinder
allow children to tamper or play with
the cylinder or grill.
there is an uncontrollable release of
gas or a fire, call the fire department
immediately and move all people and pets
away from the grill. Do not attempt to
move the grill or put the fire out with
a fire extinguisher.
Grill Maintenance and
Clean the burner and tubes. Make
sure the propane cylinder is turned off
and disconnected. Following the
instructions in the owner’s manual,
remove the briquettes and cooking grids.
Unfasten the burner, slip the venturi
tubes off the orifices, and remove the
burner unit as a whole. Clean off any
dirt or grease accumulation using a soft
cloth and soapy water, then towel dry
the unit. When the unit is dry, clean
out each gas port on the burner unit
with toothpicks and clean the venturi
tubes by soaking in warm, soapy water.
Clean the grill housing. Before you
start, cover the gas orifices beneath
the control panel with aluminum foil to
prevent corrosion. Scrub the grill’s
inner and outer surfaces with a
brass-bristle brush and soapy water.
Rinse thoroughly with a garden hose and
towel dry. After the grill housing is
dry, reattach the burner, venturi tubes,
Check the fuel supply system. Always
inspect the gas line, connections, and
propane cylinder for damage, rust, and
corrosion before restarting the grill.
Reconnect your propane tank to the grill
and test the connections for leaks by
brushing them with a solution of mild
hand soap and water. Avoid using dish
soap or window cleaner containing
ammonia as it will corrode brass
fittings. After checking for leaks,
rinse thoroughly with clean water. Turn
on the gas. If bubbles appear or the
distinctive “rotten egg” smell of gas is
present, turn off the gas and tighten
the connections. Wait three minutes,
then do the test again. If the bubbles
or smell continues, shut off the gas and
call your local propane supplier.
Clean the briquettes and cooking grids.
Flip the briquettes so the greasy side
faces the burner and place the grids in
their usual places. Light the grill,
close the lid, and set the flame on high
for 15 minutes. The heat will burn the
grease off the briquettes and grids.
After the grill cools, remove the grids
and briquettes. Using the brass-bristle
brush and some warm, soapy water, scrub
the grids clean, rinse, and towel dry.
Safety Tips for
turn on appliances without an adult
paper and toys away from gas furnaces,
space heaters, ranges, water heaters,
fireplaces, and any other gas
away from propane tanks and pipes.
play with matches.
you smell propane, exit the home
immediately without running or using any
electrical switches or appliances. Go to
a trusted adult for help. Call a parent
from a nearby phone so they can contact
the gas company or fire department.
Cylinder Safety Tips
not smoke while handling the propane
store or use a propane cylinder in your
home or any other enclosed space, such
as a garage, basement, or shed.
Always use, transport, and store
cylinders in an upright, vertical
position with the cylinder valve turned
cylinders outdoors away from sources of
ignition and in a place where they will
not be exposed to high temperatures.
aware of regulations regarding the safe
transportation of propane cylinders, as
they vary from city to city. Contact
your local fire department for propane
sure to read all warning labels attached
to the cylinder.
sure your propane cylinder is equipped
with an OPD valve. The unique triangular
shape of the valve’s hand wheel and the
letters “OPD” can identify OPD
cylinders. Cylinders with a round or
star-shaped hand wheel are obsolete.
the United States, any cylinder over 12
years old must be re-certified before it
can be filled. Have your propane
cylinder filled by a trained, certified
not attempt to repair a damaged propane
cylinder yourself. Return the damaged
cylinder to a qualified propane supplier
for repairs or disposal.
Propane System and Appliance Safety
strongly recommended that you have your
propane system checked at least once a
year by a trained, qualified service
technician. During the inspection, all
parts of your system, including the vent
pipes, should be checked to make sure
they are in good working condition and
to help avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
sure to have all propane-powered
appliances installed and repaired by a
furnaces can collect lint and dirt and
should be cleaned regularly. Contact a
reputable heating contractor to perform
the cleaning, along with an equipment
your water heater periodically to get
rid of sediment build-up on the bottom
of the tank.
using a space heater, it is essential
that the space above and around the unit
be free of any combustible materials,
such as draperies or plastics. Check the
manufacturer’s instructions for
Lighting pilots is not for the novice.
Only trained professionals should light
your pilot lights.
sure the shelter or camper is adequately
ventilated at all times.
your camping appliances checked at least
once a year by a qualified technician to
ensure they are functioning properly.
use a propane stove in an enclosed area.
It should be located in an open,
well-ventilated area away from shrubs,
dry wood, and other combustibles.
leave a hot stove unattended. Always
turn it off, allowing it to cool before
dirt and foreign particles out of the
propane lantern valves and blow the
valves clean before connecting a
cylinder to the lantern.
operate a lantern without a mantle or
with a damaged mantle that has visible
holes or cracks.
plenty of clearance between your propane
lantern and combustible materials.
the lantern only as a light source. It
is not a space heater.
use propane gas heaters that have been
tested and labeled by a recognized
the heater only for heating, not for
cooking food or drying clothes.