Written on: March 6, 2023
While some say BBQ season never ends in Texas, it’s undeniably true that the spring season will be here sooner than you think—are you ready for the cookouts to come?
If you need a propane refill station near you that offers propane when you need it most—especially one that also offers affordable prices—as well as no lines, we’re here to help.
Whether you need a cylinder refill or outright exchange, or you want to pick up an extra propane grill tank so you always have a spare, Pico Propane and Fuels is happy to help you with our convenient propane services.
We’ve got multiple locations for fast, convenient tank refills and exchanges across Texas and New Mexico. Just click the link here to see where they’re located.
Here’s some quick tips and things you need to know before you stop by:
1. Do You Need a Refill?
It’s likely been a while since you last fired up the grill, and even longer since you refilled your tank. If there’s no gauge, you can use a scale to see exactly how much fuel you have left.
Look for the tare weight (TW) stamped on the handle. This is the weight of your tank when empty. Weigh your tank and subtract the tare weight to know how many pounds of propane are in your tank. The average grill uses 1.5 pounds of propane an hour at medium high.
2. How to Remove and Re-Insert Your Tank
Ready to bring your tank in for a fill-up? It’s easy to remove your tank! First, make sure your grill is switched off, and the tank valve is closed (turn it all the way to the right, until it’s tight.)
Next, unscrew the grill pressure regulator by turning it to the left. Some grill models also have a restraining bolt. Just loosen it and remove the tank. To reconnect, follow those steps in reverse. Be sure the tank valve is closed when you reconnect the pressure regulator.
3. Tank Transportation Safety
Your safety is important to us, so follow these rules when transporting your refillable cylinder:
We won’t fill tanks that are damaged or show signs of corrosion or are very rusty. If you need a new portable tank, we can help you there too. We can also recertify your tank if it’s more than 12 years old—as all tanks also need to be certified and pass a U.S. Department of Transportation checklist. You can also eliminate any hassle and swap out your empty tank for a new one whenever you need a fill-up.
If you’ve been thinking your grilling game is ready for an upgrade this season, now’s the time to get set up to make outdoor gatherings fun and easy! Whether you’re looking to create a deluxe outdoor kitchen and entertaining space, or just need to replace your old grill, we’ve got plenty of options when it comes to helping you add some new sizzle to your deck or patio. We can also help run lines for a permanent outdoor kitchen setup.
Have questions about our propane cylinder refill stations? Contact us today. We’ll be glad to help—and point you to the location closest to you.