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map of stone lake wiHey Lakes Gas customers! If you use the Spooner, Wisconsin branch, you’ll want to know about its new location. It recently moved to Stone Lake, Wisconsin, about 20 minutes away. Stop by their new location, at 16220 West State Road 70. Or give them a call at 715-865-3143.

For a complete list of Lakes Gas locations, click here.

Fishing DealsSpring means the start of fishing season!

To celebrate, our Esko, Minnesota branch will be offering great deals on propane cylinders. Stop by April 25th through May 13th and get 20-lb cylinders for $10 and 30-lb cylinders for $18. Prices good only at the Esko location.

For more information, contact the Esko branch.

Spring From LakesThe sun is shining. The birds are chirping. And that can only mean one thing.

It’s almost time for summer grilling season!

Well, okay, it’s also spring. But at Lakes Gas, spring means we’re gearing up for propane-powered grill sessions.

All of us at Lakes Gas wish you good weather, great times, and happy grilling well into fall.

Need to stock up on propane? Contact your local Lakes Gas office!

Grill Safety LakesIt's grilling season! But choosing the right cut of meat isn’t the only thing you need to think about. It’s important to grill safely so your barbecue doesn’t end with a trip to the emergency room.

Before you turn on your propane grill, review these safety tips from our friends at the Propane Education and Research Council.

Follow the Manufacturer’s Instructions

Just because you've used a grill before doesn’t mean you’ve mastered them all. Your grill may have unique instructions for operating, lighting, cleaning and storing, so read the owner’s manual before you fire it up.

Grill in a Safe Location

PERC recommends setting your grill up at least five feet away from the house or garage on a flat surface to prevent tipping. Make sure patio furniture, trees, pets and people are well out of the way, too.

Check for Leaks

After a winter tucked away, it’s best to check your grill connections before your first cookout. Turn on the gas bottle (without turning on the grill), then spray or sponge the valve, regulator and hose assembly with a solution of water and dish soap. If you see bubbles that get larger, you’ve got a leak and need to replace the connection before using the grill. Then, retest to be sure the new connection is free of leaks.

Stick Around

Don’t leave your grill unattended while you’re cooking. Keep an eye on it so you can respond to any issues before they become dangerous.

Need to stock up on propane? Contact your local Lakes Gas office.

Propane Green gas oneIf you’re looking for a green solution to your energy needs, look no further than propane. It’s not hazardous to the environment if released as a vapor or liquid. And unlike gasoline, a large-scale propane spill has no lasting effects beyond freezing organisms it touches.

Here are some more environmentally friendly facts about propane, courtesy of Propane101.com.

  • Propane is not classified as a greenhouse gas.
  • Propane does not damage freshwater or saltwater plant or animal life.
  • It won’t harm soil if spilled on the ground.
  • Propane will not cause harm to drinking water supplies.
  • Its vapor will not cause air pollution.
  • Propane vapor is not harmful if accidentally inhaled by birds, animals or people.
  • Propane will only cause bodily harm if it comes in contact with the skin in its liquid form.

So go ahead, power your life with propane knowing you won’t be harming the environment.

Have questions? Contact Lakes Gas.

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