How To Replace A Grill Tank

Written on: May 1, 2023

Ready for grilling season?

changing out grill tank Beaumont, tx While we know there are some people who are ready to fire up the grill any time, for a lot of folks, May is the start to grilling season. Don’t let an empty propane tank ruin your weekend plans.

Here’s how to safely replace your propane grill tank, and how to get easy refills for an easy summer of grilling and chilling.

Steps For Replacing Your Grill Tank

Need to replace or refill the portable tank for your grill? It’s as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Make sure your grill is off, and the tank valve is closed (turn it all the way to the right, until it’s tight.)
  2. Unscrew the grill pressure regulator by turning it to the left.
  3. Some grill models also have a restraining bolt. Just loosen it and remove the tank.

To reconnect, simply follow those steps in reverse. Be sure the tank valve is closed when you reconnect the pressure regulator.

Refill or Exchange—what’s the Difference?

What’s the difference between refilling or exchanging your portable propane grill tank? Some people appreciate the swap-and-go convenience of a cylinder exchange. But savvy customers love the ease and the savings they get by refilling. When you own your propane grill tank and refill it, you can save money in a few ways.

First, you’ll save on the price of the propane. The difference can be up to $1.75 per gallon!

You also save because you’ll pay only for the propane you use. When you choose to refill your propane tank, you’re only buying the propane to fill the rest of your cylinder.

With propane grill tank exchange, you’re charged for all the propane in the cylinder—including the propane left in the tank when you take it to be exchanged. Because think about it: When you see your propane cylinder is starting to run low, your instinct is to take it in to exchange before you run out. So unless you run them until they’re completely empty, you could be wasting half a tank or more over the span of a few tanks.

Transporting & Storing Grill Tanks Properly

Whether you opt to exchange or refill your propane cylinder, it’s important to store and transport it safely. Do not leave propane cylinders in the car for long periods of time, especially during hot weather. If you can’t do your cylinder exchange in one quick trip, plan your errands so that the last stop is at a propane exchange site before heading home.

We Make It Easy

Whether you need a cylinder refill or exchange, or you want to pick up an extra propane grill tank so you always have a spare, Pico is here and happy to help you with our convenient tank refill and exchange service.

We’ve got multiple locations for fast, convenient tank refills and exchanges across Texas and New Mexico.