A QUICK GUIDE TO: PROPANE SAFETY
- Properly secure the propane tank, if possible.
- Turn off the gas supply valve at the tank.
- Fasten the protective dome on the tank.
- Turn off appliance pilot lights, control valves and manual shut-off valves.
- Ensure there is an adequate supply of fuel in the tank.
- Never store propane cylinders or containers inside any enclosed building.
AFTER THE FLOOD OR HURRICANE
- Look for visible structural damage, including damaged external venting and vent caps.
- Call your propane dealer or a qualified technician if:
- You smell propane gas.
- Your propane tank has shifted or moved.
- The tank regulator has been exposed to water.
- The gas lines are broken, bent, damaged or have pulled away from the propane tank or appliances.
- Propane appliances or their controls have been exposed to water.
- If you suspect that your tank has a leak.
GAS GRILLING TIPS
- Do not use a propane gas cylinder if it shows signs of external damage, such as dents, gouges, bulges, fire damage, corrosion, leakage or excessive rust.
- Before grilling, make sure the propane cylinder is secured to the grill as directed by the manufacturer.
- Always open the grill hood before lighting, and light according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Never use gasoline or kerosene to start the fire.
- Always grill in a well-ventilated area. Never grill indoors or close to the side of a building.
- Use foil or a drip pan to catch juices and help avoid grease fires.
- To see how much propane is left in your cylinder, run a wet finger down the side. The wet streak will evaporate faster over the empty part of the cylinder.