Scheduled maintenance - Thursday, July 12 at 5:00 PM EDT
We expect this update to take about an hour. Access to this website will be unavailable during this time.
Procedure for changing propane (LPG) cylinders:
- Wear eye protection and insulated, loose fitting gloves such as leather (dry) or insulated neoprene.
- Close the valve on the cylinder.
- Run the engine until it stops. This ensures that the connection hose is empty.
- Shut off the engine.
- Open the connecting nut and inspect valves for leaking. Do NOT use metal tools.
- Disconnect the hose.
- Disconnect the holding straps.
- Remove the empty cylinder.
- Inspect the replacement cylinder for damage.
- Replace with a full cylinder in the proper position.
- Connect the holding straps.
- Tighten the connecting nut (wiggle hose).
- Open the valve on the cylinder slowly and check for leaks. Use solution of soap and water. Smell – listen – look.
- If the valve leaks:
1st time - Tighten the nut and continue.
2nd time - Change the cylinder.
3rd time - Change the hose.
- Open the valve fully (slowly).
- Check that the hose is turned inward.
- Secure the hose downward.
- Secure the cylinder.
- Start the engine and resume operation.
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