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Is Your Propane Grill a Ticking Time Bomb?

Posted on: August 18th, 2014 by RF Ohl
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Gas Grill DangersIt happens more than you may think. According to the National Fire Prevention Association, here are 7,000 fires due to gas barbecue grills every year. Many of those fires are due to leaking propane gas.

This news clip from the NBC Today Show talks about how damaging these fires can be. Byron Fuchs, featured in this news clip, sustained 2nd degree burns on his arms while lighting a gas grill at a 4th of July party.

NBC News reporter, Jeff Rossen, worked with firefighters from Minnesota to demonstrate exactly how dangerous a propane leak in a gas grill can be. Here is the full news clip:

Some safety takeaways are:

  • Make sure that you light your gas grill immediately. Do not allow the gas to build up prior to lighting – that is what causes these explosions during the lighting process.
  • Be sure to check for gas leaks with the soapy water test. Mix up a solution of water and soap, creating a sudsy solution that you can spray on all the gas hoses and connections. If you see air bubbles forming, you potentially have a gas leak that needs to be fixed.
  • Keep the grill far enough away from your house to prevent the house from catching on fire. Firefighters recommend at least three feet from the house.

If your grill is old it may be unsafe to operate for many reasons. Stop by our showroom to take a look at all of the barbecue grill replacement options that we have to offer.

Propane Safety

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 by RF Ohl
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Propane SafetyThings that every homeowner should know.

This video features topics related to propane safety. Items that are discussed include:

  • Basic safety tips involving propane and flammable gas
  • Outdated propane tanks, non-compliant shutoff valves
  • The average lifespan of a propane tank
  • The best way to transport a propane tank
  • The correct way to store a propane tank
  • If a house is being heated with propane, what is the best thing to do if the homeowner runs our of gas?

If you need to get a refill on your propane tank, give us a call!

Celebrating 30 Years in Business

Posted on: March 10th, 2014 by RF Ohl
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R.F. Ohl is celebrating 30 years of being in business. Come check out our 5 day celebration at the end of March.

In the video, Steve Ohl talks about all of the fun activities that we be taking place between March 25th through March 29th.

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Allentown Propane Supply Issues & Recent Acquisitions

Posted on: March 3rd, 2014 by RF Ohl
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The winter of 2014 has proven to be challenging creating some pricing jumps in propane and electricity. Watch this video to learn more about why we are seeing fluctuations in propane and electric pricing.

Interview: Heating Tips

Posted on: January 31st, 2014 by RF Ohl
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Winter Heating Safety Tips

Channel 13 interviews Steve Ohl and Steve discusses safety tips for heating homes this winter. Be safe this winter, take a few minutes to watch this informative interview.