Where's your knob?

Knob Where You Need It!


A fantastic solution to an inconvenient problem.

Think about this for a minute: why are all the controls on your gas grill front and center on the control panel, except for one…possibly the most important one? The one that controls your fuel at its source. The one that all but eliminates the possibility of propane loss. The one that, if used regularly, can make your grilling experience safer. Why, in this day and age, do we still need to crouch down and shuffle up to our grills like monkeys, then run a gauntlet of grill parts, spider webs and scorched forearms, just to turn the propane on and off at the source as recommended?

Introducing "Knob Where You Need It!" Knob Where You Need It! is a brand new product that allows you to open and close the valve on your propane tank from a safer, more convenient, more memorable location. Whether you're grilling in your backyard or trying to catch your limit on your favorite frozen lake, the design of Knob Where You Need It! will help you literally put the knob where you need it!

Now, you no longer have to reach under and around your hot grill to turn the tank off! Now, you can leave your propane tank outside your ice house and turn on the heat from the inside! Now, you've got the Knob Where You Need It!


Although the backyard BBQ has been part of United States history for over 75 years, it took quite a while to evolve into what it is today. In 1897 charcoal briquettes were invented, yet the first Weber grill wasn't made until 1952. Before that, open, lidless braziers that didn't cook well were common. In 1912, propane was discovered. Five decades later, in the 60's, the modern day gas grill finally made its debut. Sadly, not much has changed since then other than the invention of the infrared burner in the 80's and the mandatory use of propane tanks with Overfill Protection Devices (OPDs) implemented in the 90's. The point is, we've discovered a problem that's been in existence since the dawn of propane gas grills. Why is the knob on the propane tank still located in such an inconvenient, unsafe and hard to reach place?

Welcome to the evolution of grilling!


Features, Benefits, & Installation


  • Knob Where You Need It! allows you to turn your propane off immediately after grilling without potentially being burned by the hot grill
  • Because the control is in a more visible, accessible location you are more likely to remember to turn off the propane tank
  • Propane experts, fire safety experts and most grill users agree it is safer to close the propane tank after each use
  • Gas grills were involved in an average of 7,200 home fires per year, including 3,000 structure fires and 4,200 outdoor fires annually
  • Leak or break was the leading factor contributing to gas grill fires
  • Turning off the propane at the cylinder can all but eliminate the potential for leaks

Comfort & Convenience:

  • Knob Where You Need It! can be installed quickly and easily on virtually any full-size propane grill
  • No more bending, twisting or reaching to turn your propane valve on and off after each use
  • Easier on knees and backs
  • No more reaching into spider webs when you haven’t used your grill in a while
  • For frequent grillers, the increased accessibility can be a real time saver


  • 34% of propane grill users surveyed report they have experienced propane loss as a result of not closing the cylinder valve
  • Preventing propane loss can save you money and time in refilling or exchanging tanks needlessly
  • Preventing propane loss can help preserve precious natural resources and reduce fossil fuel consumption


Take a look at the installation process below:


Knob Where You Need It! was co-founded and developed by brothers Adam & Cory Civilla, two grilling enthusiasts who saw a way to make propane grilling even more safe, convenient and enjoyable.  The idea for Knob Where You Need It! was born in the summer of 2013 on a patio outside of Minneapolis, MN. As Adam went to turn off the propane tank on a friend’s grill, ducking under the side table while awkwardly contorting his body to steer clear of the sizzling hot grill body he said, “Why don’t these things [grills] come with a way to turn the gas on and off from a place you can reach?” To which his buddy retorted, “I don’t know, man, why don’t you make something?” So, he did. And here we are.