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Why won’t my regulator and hose supplied with my gas grill fit the older LP tank that I have?


The LP cylinder used with your grill must meet the following requirements:

  • Use LP cylinders only with these required measurements:  12” (30.5 cm) diameter x 18” (45.7 cm) tall with 20 lb. (9 kg) capacity maximum.
  • LP cylinders must be constructed and marked in accordance with specifications for LP cylinders of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) or for Canada, CAN/CSA-B339, cylinders, spheres and tubes for transportation of dangerous goods.  Transport Canada (TC).  See cylinder collar for marking.
  • LP cylinder valve must have:
    • Type 1 outlet compatible with regulator or grill.
    • Safety relief valve.
    • UL listed Overfilling Prevention Device (OPD).  This OPD safety feature is identified by a unique triangular hand wheel.  Use only LP cylinders equipped with this type of valve.

  • LP cylinder must be arranged for vapor withdrawal and include collar to protect LP cylinder valve.  Always keep LP cylinder in upright position during use, transit or storage.

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