You have plenty of room for improvisation when using a gas grill, but follow these commonsense guidelines to help prevent accidents:
- Never grill indoors -- not even in the garage -- and never set up a grill on a wooden deck.
- Set up your grill on level ground far from the house, sidewalks, and places your children or pets might play. Keep it far away from any combustible materials.
- Lift the lid of the grill before turning on the gas to dilute the concentration of gas fumes, which can explode when lit. Turn off the gas before you do any maintenance.
- Disconnect the gas tanks if you don't use your grill in winter, and never store gas tanks indoors.
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