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Mountain Country Propane: Cylinder Safety

Transporting Small cylinders
  • Always transport and store a cylinder in a secure and upright position so it will not fall, shift or roll.
  • Always close the cylinder valve and, if required, seal with plug, even if the cylinder is empty. Ask if a plug is needed.
  • Never keep a filled cylinder inside a hot vehicle or transport inside a closed truck.
  • Always place the cylinder in a well-ventilated area of the vehicle.
  • Always proceed directly to your destination and immediately remove the cylinder from your vehicle.
  • There is a limit placed by law on the number of cylinders that can be transported in closed-bodied vehicles such as passenger cars and vans. Ask us for more information on state and local codes in place to help keep you safe.
Storing Small Cylinders
  • Never store or place a propane cylinder indoors or in an enclosed area such as a basement, garage, shed or tent
  • Never store or place a propane cylinder in an area of excessive heat (120 degrees or higher) or near a stove, fireplace, or other heat source. The heat builds up pressure inside the cylinder, which may cause the pressure relief valve to release propane
  • Never store or place a spare cylinder under or near a barbecue grill
  • Do not smoke or have any ignition sources such as flames or spark-producing electrical tools in the area while handling or transporting cylinders
  • Do not under any circumstances try to modify or repair a propane cylinder or appliance parts
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