Warning: Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or maintenance can cause injury or property damage. Read the installation, operation, and maintenance instructions thoroughly before installing or servicing this equipment. Failure to follow these instructions could result in fire or explosion which could cause property damage, personal injury, or death.
Learn to Safely Operate Your Grill
Safety warnings and cautions
This grill is for outside use only, and shall not be used in a building, garage, or any other enclosed area.
DO NOT use gas grill for indoor cooking or heating. TOXIC fumes can accumulate and cause asphyxiation. NOT to be used in or on boats or recreational vehicles.
Never attempt to attach this grill to the self-contained propane system of a camper trailer, motor home, or house.
Never use charcoal or lighter fluid.
The use of alcohol, or prescription or non-prescription drugs may impair the consumer's ability to properly assemble or safely operate the appliance.
Do not use gasoline, kerosene, or alcohol for lighting! Always open grill lid carefully and slowly as heat and steam trapped within grill can severely burn you.
Always place your grill on a hard, level surface far away from combustibles. An asphalt or blacktop surface may not be acceptable for this purpose.
Do not attempt to move the grill while it is lit. Do not leave a lit grill unattended, especially keep children and pets away from grill at all times.
Do not use grill in high winds.
Do not use the grill unless it is COMPLETELY assembled and all parts are securely fastened and tightened.
Keep all combustible items and surfaces at least 20 inches (50.8 cm) away from the grill at all times. DO NOT use this gas grill or any gas product under any overhead or near any unprotected combustible constructions.
DO NOT store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
When cooking with oil/grease, do not allow the oil/grease to exceed 350° F (177°C). Do not store or use extra cooking oil in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
Do not touch metal parts of grill until it has completely cooled (about45 min.) to avoid burns, unless you are wearing protective gear (potholders, gloves, BBQ mittens, etc.).
Do not use in an explosive atmosphere. Keep grill area clear and free from combustible materials, gasoline and other flammable vapors and liquids.
Do not alter grill in any manner.
Clean and inspect the hoses before each use of the appliance. If there is evidence of abrasion, wear, cuts, or leaks, the hose must be replaced prior to the appliance being put into operation. The replacement hose assembly shall be that which is specified by the manufacturer.
Move gas hoses as far away as possible from hot surfaces and dripping hot grease.
It is essential to keep the grill's valve compartment, burners, and circulating air passages clean. Inspect grill before each use.
How Can O.P.D. Protect You?
Overfilling Protection device
Overfilling Protection Device
New safety code requires OPD (Overfilling Protection Device) valve. Changes in the National Fire Protection Association safety code for propane tanks (NFPA 58) require tanks with a capacity of 4 to 40 pounds that are manufactured after September 30, 1998, to have an OPD (Overfilling Protection Device) valve. As of April 1, 2002, a tank without an OPD valve cannot be refilled.
Purpose and identification of OPD valve
The OPD valve is a safety device that prevents overfilling of a propane tank.
If a cylinder is overfilled, there is no room for the liquid propane to expand. Therefore, gas may escape, creating a potentially hazardous situation. The OPD valve uses a float that rises during refilling to block the filling process when the tank is filled to the proper level. An OPD valve can be identified by its three-lobed hand wheel (non-removable) and by the letters OPD forged in the brass. A non-OPD valve has a hand wheel that is round or has five or more lobes.
A propane tank without an OPD valve cannot be refilled after April 1, 2002.
Cylinders with an OPD valve can be refilled and reused.
If your tank doesn't have an OPD valve, but is still in good condition, there are options: Tanks without an OPD valve can be retrofitted with an OPD valve. Each propane tank is marked with the month and year it was made. A tank that is more than 12 years old must be recertified before it can be refilled. A propane marketer, pressurized-gas retailer or gas service company can provide these services.
Exchange a tank without an OPD valve for a tank with an OPD valve.
Some convenience stores that sell propane and some retailers that sell propane tanks and barbecue grills will exchange a consumer's empty tank without an OPD valve for a tank with an OPD valve and filled with propane. The cost may be the same as the cost to fill a propane tank. Propane users should check with the retailer for policies and prices.
Do not put a propane tank in the garbage.
Take unusable or unwanted propane tanks (refillable or single use) to a propane marketer, pressurized gas retailer or gas service company. An empty tank still contains a small amount of propane gas. A propane tank may explode in a garbage truck or when the garbage is processed. Propane tanks in garbage are a safety hazard to people and can damage equipment. Most scrap metal yards will not accept intact propane tanks, even if they are empty.
Know your Gas Supply | GAS SAFETY
Natural gas is flammable and hazardous if handled improperly. Become aware of the characteristics before using any Natural gas product.
Natural gas characteristics: Flammable, explosive under pressure, lighter than air and settles in pools in high areas.
In its natural state, natural gas has no odor. For your safety, an odorant has been added.
Chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm are created by the combustion of natural gas.
Your natural gas grill is designed to operate on natural gas only, at a pressure of seven inches water column (7" W.C.) Check with your gas utility for local gas pressure, because in some areas natural gas pressure varies, Also, check with your gas company or with local building codes for instructions to install gas supply line, or call a licensed and qualified installer.
It is recommended that an ON/OFF manual shut–off valve be installed at the gas supply source, outdoors: after the gas line exits outside wall and before quick disconnect or before gas supply line enters ground, indoors: in the branch gas line in an accessible location near the gas supply line.
Burner Valves are preset at the factory to operate on natural gas. If you wish convert or change, be sure to contact your grill distributor or dealer FIRST.
The LP-gas supply cylinder must be constructed and marked in accordance with the specifications for LP-gas cylinders of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) CFR 49 or the National Standard of Canada, CAN/CSA-B339, Cylinders, Spheres and Tubes for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods.
Liquid propane (LP) gas is flammable and hazardous if handled improperly. Become aware of the characteristics before using any LP product.
LP Characteristics: Flammable, explosive under pressure, heavier than air, and settles and pools in low areas.
In its natural state propane has no odor, for your safety, an odorant is added that smells like rotten cabbage.
Contact with LP can cause freeze burns to skin.
Never use an LP cylinder with a damaged body, valve, collar, or footing.
Dented or rusted LP cylinders may be hazardous and should be checked by your LP gas supplier.
Never store a spare LP cylinder under or near this grill.
Never fill the cylinder beyond 80 percent full.
Only use cylinders equipped with a cylinder connection device compatible with the connection for outdoor cooking appliances.
The cylinder must include a collar to protect the cylinder valve.
The gas cylinder should not be dropped or handled roughly!
If the appliance is not in use, the gas cylinder must be disconnected.
Cylinders must be stored outdoors out of the reach of children and must not be stored in a building, garage, or any other enclosed area.
Your cylinder must never be stored where temperatures can reach over 125 F!
Always transport and store a propane tank in the upright position so that the valve is at the uppermost part of the tank.
Do not lay a tank on its side.
Do not attempt to remove the valve or take apart any gas cylinder.
If the tank becomes corroded or any parts become loose, replace the tank immediately.
Keep tanks away from flames and sources of heat.
Keep the spare propane tank away from the gas grill.
Do not store a propane tank inside your home.
Do not put a propane tank in the garbage. An empty tank still contains a small amount of propane gas. A propane tank may explode in a garbage truck or when the garbage is processed. Propane tanks in garbage are a safety hazard to people and can damage equipment.
Propane is flammable and can explode. Even if the contents are used up or the tank will no longer support a flame, a tank still contains vapors that make it an explosion hazard.
Only cylinders with a listed "Overfilling Prevention Device (OPD)" and marked "propane" may be used.
Danger: Failure to open lid while igniting the barbecue’s burners or not waiting 5 minutes to allow gas to clear if the barbecue does not light ,may result in an explosion, which could cause serious bodily injury or death.