Step 1: Make sure the cylinder service valve hand wheel is turned OFF (to the right) completely before connecting to your grill or other appliance.
Safety Tips for Using Propane
With today’s propane cylinder safety valves, propane will no longer flow out of a cylinder simply by opening the hand wheel.
We adhere to the National Safety Guidelines and recommend to our customers that they understand the proper use and transportation of propane. If they follow these guidelines they can feel safe using propane that is purchased from Amerigas in cylinder exchange program. Propane is flammable and hazardous if handled improperly. Please read and understand the cylinder warning label before using AmeriGas Cylinder
Remember the tips below.
Step 2: Check that the fitting that connects to the cylinder service valve is hand-tight on the cylinder valve before opening the valve hand wheel.
Step 3: If you do not have gas flowing to your grill, turn off your grill AND the cylinder service valve hand wheel, disconnect the fitting from the cylinder valve and repeat Steps 1 and 2. Be sure to follow any manufacturers’ instructions for the appliance and follow all precautions.
Exchange Propane Cylinder Transportation
Transport cylinder in an upright and secure position. Never allow cylinder to be bounced around.
No smoking is allowed in the vehicle in which the cylinder is being transported.
The maximum number of cylinders that can be transported is four (4).
Remove the cylinder from the vehicle as soon as possible after transporting.
Propane Cylinder Storage and Use
Store cylinder outdoors in shaded area.
Do not let cylinder get hot or pressure will rise.
Store cylinder away from flame and heat.
Close valve tightly and insert safety plug when not in use, even if cylinder is empty.
Use only on appliances and grills approved for propane.
Check cylinder and line connections periodically to be sure that they are tight.
Check for leaks using detergent or soapy water – never use a match or flame.
Propane Cylinder Warning Label
DO NOT REMOVE, DEFACE OR OBLITERATE THE CYLINDER WARNING LABEL
FLAMMABLE GAS UNDER PRESSURE
TRANSPORT IN UPRIGHT, VERTICAL POSITION
LEAKING LP-GAS MAY CAUSE A FIRE OR EXPLOSION IF IGNITED
CONTACT LP-GAS SUPPLIER FOR REPAIRS OR DISPOSAL OF THIS CYLINDER OR UNUSED LP-GAS
FOR OUTDOOR USE ONLY*
DO NOT USE OR STORE CYLINDER IN A BUILDING, GARAGE OR ENCLOSED AREA
Know the odor of LP-Gas. If you hear, see or smell leaking LP-Gas, immediately get everyone away from the cylinder and call the Fire Department. Do not attempt repairs.
Caution your LP-Gas supplier to:Be certain cylinder is purged of trapped air prior to first filling. Be certain not to overfill the cylinder. Be certain cylinder re-qualification date is checked.
LP-Gas is heavier than air and may settle in low places while dissipating.
Contact with the liquid contents of cylinder will cause freeze burns to the skin.
Do not allow children to tamper or play with cylinder.
When not connected for use, keep cylinder valve turned off. Self contained outdoor cooking appliances shall be limited to a cylinder of 20 lb. capacity or less.
Do not use, store or transport cylinder where it would be exposed to high temperatures. Relief valve may open allowing a large amount of flammable gas to escape.
When transporting, keep cylinder secured in an upright position with cylinder valve turned off.
When Connecting for Use
Use only in compliance with applicable codes.
Read and follow manufacturers’ instructions.
Consult manufacturers’ instructions concerning the cylinder connection provided with your appliance.
Be sure regulator vent is not pointing up.
Turn off all valves on the appliance.
Do not check for gas leaks with a match or open flame. Apply soapy water at areas marked “X” on the diagram on the cylinder warning label. Open cylinder valve. If bubble appears, close valve and have LP-Gas service person make needed repairs. Also check appliance valves and connections to make sure they do not leak before lighting appliance.
Light appliance(s) following manufacturers’ instructions.
When appliance is not in use, keep cylinder valve closed.
When in Use
Store and use cylinder in upright, vertical position.
*EXCEPT AS AUTHORIZED BY ANSI/NFPA 58 or CAN/CGA-B149.2