Ahead of your scheduled move with Chase Moving and Storage, here are some crucial things to keep in mind when packing up gas-fueled equipment like propane grills, lawnmowers, and snow blowers.
Please follow these guidelines carefully, as they’re in place for everyone’s safety.
First, here’s how to pack up your gas grill:
- Carefully remove the propane tank.
- If possible, disassemble the grill.
- Stow grates, trays, and other small parts in the body of the grill. You may wish to place particularly small parts in a box with plenty of packing materials so they don’t move around too much.
- If your grill cannot be disassembled, wrap it in heavy-duty bubble wrap or a moving blanket.
Unfortunately, propane tanks cannot be shipped in our moving van. To relocate with a propane grill, you’ll need to detach the tank and bring the tank with you in your own vehicle.
This rule applies to all items that are combustible and/or flammable, which include lighter fluid, matches, ammunition, oxygen tanks, and aerosol tanks.
Unlike propane tanks, gas-powered equipment and machinery are allowed in our moving van under very strict conditions:
- Lawnmowers, snow blowers, leaf blowers, hedge trimmers, chainsaws, and similar equipment with a gas tank may be shipped in our moving van, but the tank must be no more than one-quarter full and have the original manufacturer’s gas tank cap securely affixed.
- Additionally, if the machinery or equipment has engine oil in the engine, it may remain there as long as the original manufacturer’s dipstick is present and securely affixed.
Furthermore, if your equipment has sharp blades, please take every precaution to safeguard them:
- Wrap the blades in bubble wrap or old towels
- Secure them with strong tape or twine so they can’t move
- Remove any small pieces or attachment and place them in a sealable bag. Keep this bag in the same box as the equipment. If the equipment is not going into a box, tape the bag to the equipment itself. This will prevent you from losing it.
Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to reach out!