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Posted: May 6, 2024

How To Replace Your Grill Propane Tank

Just follow these easy steps

propane cylinder Bryan, TX If you want to become a grill master and do the majority of your cooking outside in your Texas home’s backyard, there is a lot to learn. You need to know how long to cook your food for and what temperature or level to cook it at. You have to clean and maintain your grill on a regular basis. And if you use a propane grill, you need to be able to change and replace your propane cylinder.

Replacing your grill’s propane cylinder

If you do spend a lot of time grilling or if you plan to spend a lot of time grilling, you definitely don’t want to find yourself with an empty propane cylinder that you don’t know how to replace. Luckily, replacing a propane cylinder (otherwise known as a grill tank) is fairly easy and uncomplicated. Just follow the below steps and you’ll easily be able to swap out an old cylinder for a new one.

  1. For safety purposes, you should put on a pair of goggles and a pair of gloves to protect yourself from any gas that might be left in your tank.
  2. Make sure you check your tank for leaks (a propane leak will smell like rotten eggs) or any other visible damage.
  3. Before doing anything, make sure your grill is completely off and that the valve on your cylinder is closed.
  4. Turn your grill’s pressure regular to the left and then remove it.
  5. Some grills have a restraining bolt on their cylinders. If this is the case for your grill, you will need to loosen this bolt.
  6. Take the cylinder out from its storage compartment.

Installing a new propane cylinder

To install a new propane cylinder for your grill, you will basically want to reverse the above steps.

  1. Place your new cylinder into the storage compartment on the grill.
  2. If there is a restraining, bolt tighten it.
  3. Put the pressure regulator on the cylinder valve and tighten it.
  4. Test for leaks by spraying the cylinder’s valve and the grill’s regulator with soapy water.
  5. Open the valve to check for bubbles. Bubbles indicate that you may have a leak or that your connection is loose. If you do see bubbles, close the valve, tighten all the connections and then re-open the valve. You will probably need to replace the hose or tank if you still see bubbles after this second test.

Additional safety tips for propane cylinders

Knowing how to properly replace and install your grill’s propane cylinder will help keep you, your family and your home safe. Here are some additional safety tips when it comes to your grill tank:

Propane cylinder refills from Symank Energy

When all your propane cylinders are out of propane and you are past the point of simply swapping out your tanks, Symank Energy can help you with a refill. We have self-service propane cylinder refill stations in Cuero, Texas and Madisonville. Just come by during business hours with your certified DOT propane cylinder and someone from our team can help you get it refilled.

You can count on Symank Energy for the propane cylinder refills you need so that you can keep grilling. Contact us today to learn more!