How To Hook Up A Propane Stove
Knowing how to hook up a propane stove is great knowledge to have when camping. Learning how to hook up a propane stove is fairly simple. Learning how to hook up a propane stove can come in handy during outdoor activities and possibly in other situations as well. Hooking up a propane stove does not require any experience with propane stoves and will take just a few moments. Always check to ensure that your propane stove does not require a propane regulator if it is a portable camp propane stove.
- Prepare the stove and propane. Prepare the stove by placing it on a flat, level surface. Place the propane tank on a flat, level surface besides the propane stove.
- Check the propane tank. Inspect the propane tank to ensure there is no visible damage. Ensure that the valve on the top is closed and there is no gas leaving the tank.
- Locate the connections. Locate the propane connection on the back of the propane stove. Locate the propane hose which should be under or beside the propane stove. Purchase a propane hose connection kit if the propane stove does not already have one.
- Connect the propane hose. Ensure the propane hose is connected to the back of the propane stove already. Connect the propane hose to the threaded fitting on the propane tank. Twist the hose onto the threaded fitting to ensure a tight connection.
- Fasten the hose. Tighten the hose clamps on the hose. Move the clamp towards the end of the hose, over the threaded fitting. Use a flat head screw driver to tighten the hose clamp. Ignore this step if the hose does not have hose clamps although they are recommended.
- Check for leaks. Apply a soap and water mixture over the hose which connects to the propane tank. Inspect for any bubbles which indicate a gas leak. Reconnect the gas hose if there is a leak present. No bubbles indicate there is no leak and the propane stove is ready to use.
Hose clamps can be purchased at most hardware stores and in the outdoor section of department stores.
Propane connection kits are available at many retailers that sell camping supplies, hardware stores and department stores.