Leak testing your grill is important and only takes a second to do, and all you need is a little water and dish soap. We recommend that you get in the habit of checking this every time you disconnect your cylinder or hose and regulator.
Leak testing must be carried out outdoors in a well ventilated area. Manufacturer instructions should always be followed.
After installing your gas cylinder:
Turn all gas controls to ‘OFF’ and open the gas cylinder valve 1 turn (anti clockwise).
Check all connections with a soap solution of 50% water and 50% liquid detergent. Brush the solution on each gas connection.
Make sure to check the connection at the regulator, which controls the flow of propane to the grill’s burners. These tend to easily get clogged in many modern gas grills.
Soap bubbles will be formed if there is a leak of gas from an improperly sealed connection. Tighten the fitting, re-check, and you’re done.
David B. October 5th, 2010
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