Outdoor LP Gas Barbecue Grill
Model No. GBC1273SP
WThis grill is for outdoor use only, and shall not be used in a building,
garage or any other enclosed area.
WDo NOT operate, light or use this appliance within ten (10) feet (3.05 m)
of walls, structures or buildings.
WFor residential use only. This grill is NOT for commercial use.
WThis grill is not intended for and should never be used as a heater. TOXIC
fumes can accumulate and cause asphyxiation.
WThis grill is safety certified for use in the United States and/or Canada
only. Do not modify for use in any other location. Modification will result
in a safety hazard.
WApartment Dwellers: Check with management to learn the requirements
and fire codes for using an LP gas grill in your apartment complex. If
allowed, use outside on the ground floor with a ten (10) foot (3.05 m)
clearance from any structure. Do not use on or under balconies.
WThis grill is for use with liquid propane (LP) gas only. The conversion to
or attempted use of natural gas in this LP gas grill is dangerous and will
void your warranty.
WLP gas Characteristics:
a. LP gas is flammable and hazardous if handled improperly. Become
aware of the characteristics before using any LP gas product.
b. LP gas is explosive under pressure, heavier than air, and settles and
pools in low areas.
c. LP gas in its natural state has no odor. For your safety, an odorant is
added that smells like rotten cabbage.
d. Contact with LP gas can cause freeze burns to skin.
WLP gas tank needed to operate. Only tanks marked “propane” may be
WThe LP gas tank must be constructed and marked in accordance
with the Specifications for LP gas Cylinders of the U.S. Department
of Transportation (DOT) or the National Standard of Canada, CAN/
CSA-B339, Cylinders, Spheres and Tubes for the Transportation of
Dangerous Goods; and Commission.
WLP gas tank must be arranged for vapor withdrawal.
WThe LP gas tank must have a listed overfilling prevention device (OPD).
WOnly use LP gas cylinders equipped with a cylinder connection device
compatible with the connection for outdoor cooking appliances.
WThe LP gas tank must have a tank collar to protect the tank valve.
WNever use an LP gas tank with a damaged body, valve, collar or footing.
WDented or rusted LP gas tanks may be hazardous and should be
checked by your LP gas supplier prior to use.
WThe LP gas tank should not be dropped or handled roughly.
WLP gas tanks must be stored outdoors out of the reach of children and
must not be stored in a building, garage or any other enclosed area.
Your tank must never be stored where temperatures can reach over
WDo not insert any tool or foreign object into the valve outlet or safety
relief valve. You may damage the valve and cause a leak. Leaking
propane may result in explosion, fire, severe personal injury or death.
WDo not block holes in sides or back of grill.
WNever keep a filled LP gas tank in a hot car or car trunk. Heat will cause
the gas pressure to increase, which may open the relief valve and allow
gas to escape.
WPlace dust cap on cylinder valve outlet whenever the cylinder is not in
use. Only install the type of dust cap on the cylinder valve outlet that is
provided with the cylinder valve. Other types of caps or plugs may result
in leakage of propane.
WIf grill is not in use, the gas must be turned off at the supply tank and
WDo not store a spare LP gas tank under or near this appliance.
WNever fill the tank beyond 80 percent full.
WA fire causing, serious injury or damage to property may occur if the
above is not followed exactly.
WNever attempt to attach this grill to the self-contained LP gas system of
a camper trailer, motor home or house.
WThe use of alcohol, prescription or non-prescription drugs may impair
the consumer’s ability to properly assemble or safely operate the
WStrong odors, colds, sinus congestion, etc. may prevent the detection of
propane. Use caution and common sense when testing for leaks.
WNever use charcoal, lighter fluid, lava rocks, gasoline, kerosene or
alcohol with this product.
WYour grill has been checked at all factory connections for leaks.
Recheck all connections as described in the “Operating Instructions”
section of the manual, as movement in shipping can loosen
WCheck for leaks even if your unit was assembled for you by someone
WDo not operate if gas leak is present. Gas leaks may cause a fire or
WYou must follow all leak-checking procedures before operating. To
prevent fire or explosion hazard when testing for a leak:
a. Always perform leak test before lighting the grill and each time the
tank is connected for use.
b. No smoking. Do not use or permit sources of ignition in the area
while conducting a leak test.
c. Conduct the leak test outdoors in a well-ventilated area.
d. Do not use matches, lighters, or a flame to check for leaks.
e. Do not use grill until any and all leaks are corrected.
If you are unable to stop a leak, disconnect the LP gas supply. Call a
gas appliance serviceman or your local LP gas supplier.
WDo not store or use gasoline or other flammable liquids or vapors within
25 feet (7.62 m) of this appliance.
WDo not use in an explosive atmosphere. Keep grill area clear and free
from combustible materials, gasoline and other flammable vapors and
WMinimum clearance from sides and back of unit to combustible
construction is 36 inches (91.4 cm). Do not use this appliance under any
type of overhang or roof.
WIt is essential to keep the grill’s valve compartment, burners and
circulating air passages clean.
WInspect grill before each use.
WDo not alter grill in any manner. Any alteration will void your warranty.
WDo not use the grill unless it is COMPLETELY assembled and all parts are
securely fastened and tightened.
WDo not build this model of grill in any built-in or slide in construction.
Ignoring this warning could cause a fire or an explosion that can
damage property and cause serious bodily injury or death.
WThis grill should be thoroughly cleaned and inspected on a regular
WClean and inspect the hose before each use of the appliance. If there
is evidence of abrasion, wear, cuts or leaks, the hose must be replaced
prior to the appliance being put into operation.
WUse only the regulator and hose assembly provided. The replacement
regulator and hose assembly shall be that specified by the
WUse only Blue Rhino Global Sourcing, Inc. factory authorized parts. The
use of any part that is not factory authorized can be dangerous. Doing
so will also void your warranty.
WDo not operate this appliance without reading “Operating Instructions”
in this manual.
WDo not touch metal parts of grill until it has completely cooled (about
45 min.) to avoid burns, unless you are wearing protective gear (pot
holders, gloves, BBQ mittens, etc.).
WDo not install or use in or on boats or recreational vehicles.
WWhen cooking, fire extinguishing materials shall be readily accessible.
In the event of an oil/grease fire, do not attempt to extinguish with
water. Use type BC dry chemical fire extinguisher or smother with dirt,
sand or baking soda.
WDo not use grill in high winds.
WNever lean over the grill when lighting.
WDo not leave a lit grill unattended, especially keep children and pets
away from grill at all times.
WDo not leave grill unattended while preheating or burning off food
residue on high. If grill has not been cleaned, a grease fire can occur
that may damage the product.
WDo not place empty cooking vessels on the appliance while in operation.
WUse caution when placing anything on the grill while the appliance is in
WDo not attempt to move grill when in use. Allow the grill to cool before
moving or storing.
WLP gas tank must be properly disconnected and removed prior to
moving this grill.
WStorage of grill indoors is permissible only if the tank is disconnected,
removed from the grill and properly stored outdoors.
WAlways open grill lid carefully and slowly as heat and steam trapped
within grill can severely burn you.
WDo not attempt to disconnect the gas regulator from the tank or any gas
fitting while the grill is in use.
WAlways place your grill on a hard, non-combustible, level surface. An
asphalt or blacktop surface may not be acceptable for this purpose.
WMove gas hoses as far away as possible from hot surfaces and dripping
hot grease.
WKeep all electrical cords away from a hot grill.
WAfter a period of storage and/or nonuse, check for leaks, burner
obstructions and inspect for any abrasion, wear or cuts to the hose.
WFailure to open lid while igniting the grill’s burners, or not waiting 5
minutes to allow the gas to clear if the grill does not light, may result in
an explosive flame-up.
WNever operate grill without heat plates installed.
WAlways use a meat thermometer to ensure food is cooked to a safe
WUse protective gloves when assembling this product.
WDo not force parts together as this can result in personal injury or
damage to the product.
WNever cover entire cooking area with aluminum foil.
WAll electrical accessories (such as rotisserie) must be electrically
grounded in accordance with local codes, or National Electrical Code,
ANSI / NFPA 70 or Canadian Electrical Code, CSA C22.1. Keep any
electrical cords and/or fuel supply hoses away from any hot surfaces.
WDANGER: Failure to follow the dangers, warning and cautions in this manual may result in serious bodily injury or death, or in a fire or an explosion causing damage
to property.
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