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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    OK, I would like some clarification on the consensus for the best way to power up and power down our grills.
    To power down:
    1. Turn the grill burner knob to off
    2. Close the tank knob to "close"
    which will leave the hose from the tank pressurized.

    To power up:
    1. Open the tank knob to "Open"
    2. Turn the grill burner knob to Hi/Start
    3. Light the gill

    Is that the general consensus??? I have always turned the tank off first and let the flames die off and then closed the grill valve/valves. Then to power up I have always Turned on the tank first, then the grill burn knob and then lit it. I do know that if you turn the grill knob on before opening the tank, it often causes the low flame problem. But, I think in the future, I will be turning the grill off before the tank for now on and leave the gas line pressurized.
    I'm sorry if I missed it, there's a lot of good info in this thread but is the correct way to power up/down as suggested by Bruce agreeable by all?
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    Always open the grill lid before lighting!

    Per Weber owner's manuals, these are the steps when lighting a grill with a cylinder that has a control valve.

    To Light:

    Open the lid.
    Make sure burner control knob(s) is OFF.
    Fully open the cylinder control valve.
    Turn burner control knob to Start/Hi.
    Press ignitor button to light grill.

    To Extinguish:

    Turn burner control knob(s) to OFF.
    Fully close the cylinder control valve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Allingham View Post
    Per Weber owner's manuals, these are the steps when lighting a grill with a cylinder that has a control valve.

    To Light:

    Open the lid.
    Make sure burner control knob(s) is OFF.
    Fully open the cylinder control valve.
    Turn burner control knob to Start/Hi.
    Press ignitor button to light grill.

    To Extinguish:

    Turn burner control knob(s) to OFF.
    Fully close the cylinder control valve.
    I do just the opposite at shutdown.

    Is that harmful?
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    It can cause the flow control devices to shut down when you refire the grill. Hell I never shut the tank off. I know some frown on that BUT my theory is you turn off your gas stove or LP stove in the house, do you than go outside and shut off the master valve? Grills have the same valves as your stove. So unless you have critters chewing on your gas hoses there is no real reason to shut the tank off IMO and if there are critters then there are regulator assemblies like this https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...9DVPLR/tvwb-20 and if you get a critter that chews through that you have REAL issues

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty James View Post
    I do just the opposite at shutdown.

    Is that harmful?
    I think it's just to emphasize that the burner control knobs get shut off as part of the process. If you only turn off the cylinder control knob but forget and leave the burners on, next time you open the cylinder valve you will trip the safety control on the burners and you'll have to go through the reset process.

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    I have seen times, using my old Sunbeam, that I accidentally left the burner control knobs in the *on* position after shutting off the tank valve.

    Not a good practice I'm sure.

    I'll do it the recommended way from now own.

    I am a little concerned about the Q grill. There is no tank valve on the 1lb bottles, and it doesn't seem to take much effort bump the burner control to the *on* position. The bottle are nice, but I may opt for a converter hose now that I have already gone through three bottles.
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    Thanks, Chris.
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