How to Care for a Propane Tank

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Propane is a popular alternative fuel. People use it not only to operate gas grills, but also to heat pools, run fireplaces and even power outdoor lighting.

Things You'll Need

  • Gas Grills
  • Torch Kits
  • Move and store propane tanks in an upright position.

  • Keep the tank outside - never store it in the house or basement or near open flame.

  • Be on the lookout for leaks. If you smell gas, don't use the tank. Have it serviced immediately.

  • Read all instructions and warnings provided by the manufacturer of the propane appliance before use.

  • Avoid letting the tank run out completely. You want to maintain some pressure in the tank at all times.

  • Turn off control valves on the appliance and the shut-off valve on the tank when you're done using the gas.

  • Take the tank in for repair or replacement if you notice dents, rust or bubbles (blown-out areas) on the surface.

Tips & Warnings

  • Always light the flame before turning on the gas.

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