Safety Tips for Portable Cylinders

Portable cylinders

Keep your summer grilling filled with fun by following these safe practices.

  • ALWAYS store or place a propane cylinder outdoors and in an open area, not in a basement, garage, shed or tent.
  • ALWAYS be mindful of the company your cylinder keeps. You don’t want to have it near a stove, a fireplace or another heat source. For the same reason, you should not store a spare cylinder under or near your barbecue grill.
  • ALWAYS stay aware when you are handling a cylinder. You don’t want anyone smoking near it. And make sure your cylinder does not come into contact with ignition sources such as flames or spark-producing electrical tools.
  • ALWAYS leave the care and repair of a cylinder in the hands of a skilled propane professional. You should not make any attempt to modify or repair valves, regulators, or other cylinder or appliance parts.