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How to Safely Remove a Propane Cylinder from Your Propane Grill

Propane grill

The spring grilling season has begun here in Pennsylvania, and if you’ve love the taste of barbecue as much as we do, you’re probably going to need to refill that propane tank sooner than later.

When that time comes, be sure to disconnect your propane cylinder safely! Here’s how:

  1. Make sure your propane grill is turned off.
  2. Find your propane cylinder; it may be behind a door (depending on the design of your grill)
  3. There are two parts of your grill that you will need to be concerned with: the propane cylinder’s tank valve and the barbecue’s pressure regulator (see illustration).
    Pressure regulator
  4. Before you disconnect the pressure regulator, close the tank valve (turn it all the way to the right, or clockwise).
  5. Once the valve is shut, twist off the threaded pressure regulator.
  6. Remove the tank (on some propane grills, the tank is attached to the barbecue by a restraining bolt or screw; simply loosen this to remove the tank).
  7. When transporting your tank, put it in a secure, well-ventilated location in your vehicle. Place it upright and take it directly to the refilling location. Do not leave the tank unaccompanied in the vehicle.
  8. Reverse the process to reconnect your propane tank, making sure the tank valve is closed when reconnecting the pressure regulator. Replacement propane cylinders often come with a plastic safety cap over the tank valve assembly – simply remove this.

That’s it – happy grilling!

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