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How To Replace Your Grill Propane Tank

grill tank Batavia, ny Picture this: it’s a warm, picturesque summer evening and you have invited friends and family over for grilled chicken, hot dogs and hamburgers. You’ve got the food prepped and ready to go so you head to the grill only to discover that your grill’s propane tank needs to be refilled and replaced. But the problem is that you don’t know how to replace it.

Swapping Out A Grill Tank

Don’t let the above scenario happen to you! Here’s a step-by-step guide for replacing your grill propane tank safely.

  1. Turn off your propane grill.
  2. Locate the propane cylinder on your grill. Depending on what grill you own, this may be behind a door.
  3. Find the propane cylinder’s tank valve and the barbecue’s pressure regulator.
  4. Close the tank valve by turning it clockwise (all the way to the right).
  5. If you are confident that the tank valve is firmly shut, twist the threaded pressure regular to remove it.
  6. Take out the tank. This may require loosening some bolts or screws depending on how the tank is attached to your barbecue.
  7. Place the tank upright (the valve should be on top) in a secure and well-ventilated part of your car. Make sure you close and plug the cylinder valve. You are now ready to transport your tank to your refill station. It should be driven straight there – don’t leave the tank in a hot vehicle for a long period of time.

To reconnect a new propane tank, all you need to do is reverse the above steps. It is important to double check that the tank valve is closed when reconnecting the pressure regular. You will also need to remove the plastic safety cap on the tank valve assembly.

Disposing of your Grill Propane Tank

Getting rid of an old propane tank is not as simple as throwing it in the trash. In fact, doing so is both against the law and dangerous. That’s where Irish Propane comes in.

Irish Propane can properly and carefully dispose of old, used, rusted or damaged propane tanks. We follow all of New York State’s codes for recycling and hazardous waste disposal. For a small fee, you can simply bring your old propane tanks to one of our locations in Buffalo or Rochester and we’ll do the disposing for you.

Irish Propane Is Here For Your Propane Needs

If you are located in Rochester or Buffalo, New York Irish Propane can help keep you grilling all summer long. In addition to our propane tank disposal services, we also proudly offer propane cylinder refills. We are able to refill 20 to 40-pound tanks for your propane barbecue grills, space heaters and RVs. When it comes to refills, most tank exchange companies will only refill a tank to about 75% capacity. But not Irish Propane – we offer HONEST propane cylinder refills and will fill your tank with as much propane gas as we can safely fit.

Contact us today to learn how we can help with all your propane needs!

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