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How To Remove the Tank From Your BBQ Grill

Get Busy Grilling this Summer Season!

propane tank refill pennsylvaniaIt’s grilling season again here in Western Pennsylvania, which means you’ll be enjoying delicious meals prepared on your propane BBQ grill for the warmer months to come.

Amidst all that cooking, one thing you don’t want to happen is running out of propane in the middle of grilling a weeknight supper or burgers and hot dogs for a cookout.

Fortunately, a full, safe propane cylinder is always easy to get with PROpane Express tank exchange from ProGas! We have locations at convenience stores, gas stations, grocery stores, home improvement stores, and other retail locations all around our service area of western Pennsylvania, southeastern Ohio, and northern West Virginia.

All you must do is remove your empty tank from the grill and bring it to your nearest PROpane Express to exchange it for a full cylinder. It takes just minutes!

Detaching Your Grill Propane Tank

  • Make sure that your propane grill is turned off.
  • There are two basic parts of your grill that you will need to be concerned with: the propane cylinder’s tank valve and the pressure regulator from the barbecue.
  • Before you unplug the pressure regulator, close the tank valve by turning it all the way to the right (clockwise).
  • Once the valve is closed, twist off the threaded pressure regulator.
  • Remove the tank from the grill. On some propane grills, the tank is attached to the grill by a restraining bolt or screw. Loosen this to remove the tank.
  • When transporting propane cylinders, always keep them upright to prevent a liquid propane leak and keep the car windows partially open for ventilation.
  • When you bring home your full tank from PROpane Express, reverse the process to reconnect your propane tank, making sure the tank valve is closed when reconnecting the pressure regulator. If your propane cylinder comes with a plastic safety cap over the tank valve assembly, remove this before connecting the tank to the grill.
  • After reconnecting your tank, check for leaks. Watch this video from the National Fire Protection Association for tips on how to do this.

Make sure you always have enough propane for your next cookout by using your nearest PROpane Express propane cylinder exchange. Have questions? Contact us today. We’ll be happy to help.