How to Connect a Propane Tank to Fireplace

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Propane tanks or LP gas cylinders are used to fuel outdoor fireplaces. The propane is fed to the fireplace via a gas hose line. The hose line is attached to the propane tank with a gas hose pressure regulator valve. The regulator valve is installed by screwing it into the propane tank valve. This makes propane tanks easy to replace once they have run out of fuel. One benefit of using a propane fueled fireplace as opposed to a wood burning one is that the flames are quickly and safely put out by simply turning the gas valve handle.

Things You'll Need

  • Hose pressure regulator connector
  • Propane tank with Type 1 cylinder connection device

Turn the propane tank cylinder valve clockwise until it tightens all the way to shut it off. Turn the fireplace gas control valves off.

Route the gas hose line under a carpet or out of the way to eliminate the risk of tripping over it.

Check the fireplace's propane gas hose lines for physical damage. Hand tighten any connectors that are loose.

Hold the pressure regulator up to the cylinder valve of the propane tank. Insert the pressure regulator nipple so the small probe located inside of it is centered on the valve. Hand tighten the nut of the pressure regulator nipple onto the propane cylinder valve.

Turn on the propane cylinder valve and the fireplace gas control valves.

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