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How to Replace Your Propane Grill Tank

Written on: July 1, 2024

Don’t Let Empty Cylinders Spoil Dinner

grill tank Weslaco, TX Whether you’re planning to host the gang for burgers or barbecue, or just want to sear a steak and some corn for a family dinner, there’s nothing more disappointing—or irritating—than discovering that your grill tank is empty.

There are a few solutions that can prevent an empty tank from ruining your dinner plans. One way is to always have a spare on hand. The other is to upgrade your grill to a built-in model that’s fueled by the same propane you use to run other equipment in your home. Pico makes either option easy.

Replace Your Grill Tank

It’s easy to remove an empty grill tank and replace it with a full one.

First, make sure your grill is turned 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. You may also need to loosen a restraining bolt before you can remove the tank.

To reconnect a full tank, simply follow those steps in reverse: tighten the restraining bolt if ther is one. Then reconnect the pressure regulator by turning it to the tight. Then, open the tank valve by turning it once or twice to the left.

That’s it!

Refills Made Easy

Pico makes refilling or exchanging your cylinder quick and easy. Bring your empty tank to one of our 10 convenient locations across Texas. Be sure to transport propane cylinders safely, regardless of whether they are full or empty. Here’s how:

Refill or Exchange?

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.

Ready to Grill?

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, the Pico team is ready to assist you. Contact us for more information today.