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Know Your Propane System

Your propane system has four basic parts:

  1. A tank or cylinder equipped with a main shutoff valve;
  2. One or more regulators designed to reduce pressure between the container and your appliance(s);
  3. Gas piping, to carry the propane to your appliance(s); and
  4. Gas appliance(s).

The tank or cylinder is where the propane is stored. It is equipped with a shutoff valve, which turns the gas “on” or “off’. The regulator controls the gas pressure, while the gas piping carries the gas to your appliance(s).

It is important for you to know the location of the main shutoff valve on the tank or cylinder. Remember its location and become familiar with how to shut it off in an emergency situation.