Small Cylinder Safety
Gas grill cylinder safety tips you should consider...
Transporting small cylinders...
- Always transport and store a cylinder in a secure and upright position so it will not fall, shift or roll.
- Always close the cylinder valve and, if required, seal with plug, even if the cylinder is empty. Ask if a plug is needed.
- Never keep a filled cylinder inside a hot vehicle or transport inside a closed truck.
- Always place the cylinder in a well-ventilated area of the vehicle.
- Always proceed directly to your destination and immediately remove the cylinder from your vehicle.
- There is a limit placed by law on the number of cylinders that can be transported in closed-bodied vehicles such as passenger cars and vans. Ask us for more information on state and local codes in place to help keep you safe.
Storing small cylinders...
- Never store or place a propane cylinder indoors or in an enclosed area such as a basement, garage, shed or tent.
- Never store or place a propane cylinder in an area of excessive heat (120 degrees or higher) or near a stove, fireplace, or other heat source. The heat builds up pressure inside the cylinder, which may cause the pressure relief valve to release propane.
- Never store or place a spare cylinder under or near a barbecue grill.
- Do Not smoke or have any ignition sources such as flames or spark-producing electrical tools in the area while handling or transporting cylinders.
- Do Not under any circumstances try to modify or repair a propane cylinder or appliance parts.