How To Change A Propane Grill Tank
So many of us look forward to and enjoy taking full advantage of the warmer months here in the Bay Area. For a lot of people, that means spending some quality time at the grill cooking up meals for friends and family. If you are doing a lot of grilling chances are you will have to change your grill’s propane tank at one point or another. So how do you do it?
Changing A Propane Grill Tank
It’s important to change out an empty propane grill tank (otherwise known as a cylinder) in the safest way possible. Here is a way to do it that reduces risk and gets the job done.
- First and foremost, make sure your grill is turned to off.
- Locate your grill’s propane cylinder. Keep in mind it may be behind a door.
- Identify the propane cylinder’s tank valve and the pressure regulator from the barbeque.
- Turn the tank valve clockwise and all the way to the right to close it.
- Remove the threaded pressure regulator by twisting it off.
- Now it’s time to remove the actual tank. If the tank is attached to the grill with a bolt or screw, just loosen it and then remove it.
- Take your tank to your car and put it in an area that is secure and well ventilated. Make sure that it is placed upright. Transport the tank to your local refilling location.
To install and connect a new propane grill tank, simply reverse the above steps. Make sure the tank valve is closed as you connect the pressure regulator and check for leaks before you start grilling.
Get Grilling With Propane
In the market for a new grill or thinking about making the switch to a propane grill? Here are some ways propane can help your grilling:
- When you grill with propane, you are able to control the cooking temperature better than you are with a charcoal grill. This helps ensure nothing is either under or overcooked, which ultimately helps your food taste better.
- There is no waiting period for a propane grill to light. It lights instantly unlike charcoal barbeques.
- Propane is a clean burning fuel and it releases far less gas emissions than your standard barbeques.
- The lighter fluid and briquettes that are used for charcoal grills contain numerous chemicals that actually get in your food as you grill. You completely avoid this when cooking with propane.
Allied Propane For Your Grill Needs
Allied Propane is here and ready to help with all your grill needs. We carry a wide variety of portable and built-in propane grills as well as propane smokers from high quality brands including Camp Chef, Mr. heater and TEC Infrared Grills. We also offer quick and easy propane tank refills and exchanges, which makes things convenient when it comes to keeping your propane supply full. For additional convenience, Allied Propane provides automatic propane delivery, a service that allows you to be worry free about whether or not you have enough propane for your fuel needs.
Contact the professionals at Allied Propane today so we can help you get grilling!