- Never use or store cylinders indoors.
- Keep main cylinder valve securely closed when not in use. WARNING: Propane tank valves are designed to work completely open and/or completely closed. Never just crack the valve.
- Always position the LP cylinder so that the connection between the valves and the regulator will not cause sharp bends in the hose.
- The POL connector on the regulator screws into the valve outlet of a 30 lb. cylinder, by turning counterclockwise (to the left) only.
- Make sure the connector is free from scratches or nicks which can cause leaks.
- There are two (2) types of connectors (see Diagram A and Diagram B)
DISCONNECTING AND TRANSPORTING CYLINDERS FOR REFILLING:
- Turn off all control knobs and close the main cylinder valve.
- Place cylinder plug snugly in the main cylinder valve outlet.
- Always transport and store LP cylinders in a secured, upright position.
- Never keep propane cylinders in a hot car or truck. Heat could cause the relief valve to discharge propane and create a dangerous situation.
RECONNECTING A FILLED 30 lb. CYLINDER:
- Remove the main cylinder valve plug.
- Thread the POL Connector snugly into the main cylinder valve by turning counterclockwise (to the left).
- What you do next depends on whether you have a soft nose connector with a rubber ring or a hard nose connector:
WITH A SOFTNOSE CONNECTOR (DIAGRAM A):
If there is a handwheel, tighten firmly by hand, or use a wrench. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN. The rubber O ring must be in place on soft nose POL connectors, otherwise it may not seat and form a good seal.
WITH A HARDNOSE CONNECTOR (DIAGRAM B):
Use 8″ adjustable wrench. Tighten firmly but do not use excessive force.
- Always test for leaks. Apply soapy water with a brush at areas marked with an X on the diagram. Open main cylinder valve. If bubbles appear, and further tightening of the connector does not eliminate the leak, close main cylinder valve and call a qualified propane dealer. If system is free of leaks, light burners and check for a clean blue flame.