Safety Reminders from a Gas Grill Accident

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Found this article today and it was a good reminder for everyone using a gas grill.  Here are some great safety tips worth repeating:

  1. ALWAYS use a grill outside and in a well ventilated area.  Enclosed areas can get really hot and possibly melt the hose from the gas to the grill.
  2. Use soapy water to check for leaks.  Do this at least every time you change the propane tank.  Squirt soapy water all over the hose and connections right after you replace the tank.  Turn on the grill as usual and look for bubbles that might indicate a leak.
  3. Always turn off the gas at the tank itself, in addition to the grill controls, when you are done grilling.
  4. Open the grill before turning on the gas when you are lighting the grill.  If gas accumulates in the closed lid before the grill is lit, it might go BOOM.

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