Safety

DON’T DO IT YOURSELF
  • If you are inexperienced with propane appliances and how they work then leave it up to the experts to help you. It is for your own safety and others around you.
SMELL OF GAS
  • SHUT OFF YOUR GAS. Then call your propane service provider. Do not have any open flames nearby, including cigarettes.
MOVING
  • If you move to a new home or location make sure to have a qualified serviceman come check up on everything.
FLOODING
  • TURN OFF THE GAS VALVE. Water can cause severe damaging.
USING SPACE HEATERS SAFELY
• USE THE RIGHT KIND OF HEATER. Some propane space heaters are designed only for use outdoors. Others are designed only for use indoors. Check your owner’s manual or contact a qualified service technician to be sure you are using the right kind of heater.
• DO NOT USE AN OUTDOOR HEATER INDOORS. High levels of CO can be generated from heaters that are not designed for indoor use. High levels of CO can make you dizzy, give you headaches, or cause fl u-like symptoms. In extreme cases, extended exposure to CO can result in brain damage or death.
• READ YOUR SPACE HEATER MANUAL. The appliance manufacturer’s manual that came with your space heater tells how to set up and operate it safely. Read the entire manual and carefully follow all directions.
STORAGE OF 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. Flash fires or explosions can result from exposing cylinders to heat.
• 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.
TRANSPORTATION OF 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 a plug, even if the cylinder is empty. Ask your propane retailer if a plug is required.
• NEVER keep a filled cylinder inside a hot vehicle or transport it inside a closed trunk.
• 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.
• The law places limits on the number of cylinders and the amount of propane that can be transported in closed-bodied vehicles such as passenger cars and vans. Ask your propane retailer for more information on state and local codes that apply to you.
OLD OR DAMAGED CYLINDERS
NEVER use a damaged cylinder or a cylinder that has been in a fire. All cylinders must be inspected before they are refilled. The law requires periodic inspection of cylinders, and it is against the law to refill out-of-date cylinders. The last inspection date is stamped on the cylinder.
DISPOSAL OF CYLINDERS
NEVER dispose of your propane cylinder by throwing it in the trash. Check to see if there are municipal programs for collection in your area, or contact your propane retailer for guidance on disposal of the cylinder.
TAMPERING WITH/REPAIR OF CYLINDERS OR OUTDOOR APPLIANCES
DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES TRY TO MODIFY OR REPAIR VALVES, REGULATORS, OR OTHER CYLINDER OR APPLIANCE PARTS. Propane cylinders incorporate special components such as valves, connectors, and other parts to keep them safe for use with grills and other propane appliances. Damage to any component can cause a gas leak.
DON’T RISK IT!
Call your propane retailer or a qualified service technician for assistance.