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How To Safely Remove A Propane Cylinder

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you have to mothball your propane grill for the cool weather months; in fact, fall, and even winter grilling can be a godsend on short, gloomy Tennessee days when you want a quick and delicious hot meal.

But chances are you’ve burned through your supply of propane in your barbecue cylinder (especially this year, with all of us home so often), which means you’re probably due to exchange or refill your tank.

Grill Cylinder Replacement Step By Step

Just be sure to swap out your propane barbecue cylinder safely! Here’s how:
propane tank

  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).
  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 fall and winter grilling!

Find A Refill Station

Need to refill a 20-lb propane grill in Blountville or Greeneville, TN? Admiral propane can help! Visit our convenient office locations Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays (winters only) 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for a fill-up!

You can also get Admiral Propane at these convenient Tri-Cities locations year-round:

  • A & L RV, 4503 Bristol Hwy, Johnson City, TN
  • A & L RV, 3269 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN
  • EG Trailer Sales, 4421 Bristol Highway, Johnson City, TN
  • Greene Farmers Co-op, 1414 W. Main St, Greeneville, TN
  • K.O.A., 425 Rocky Branch Rd, Blountville, TN
  • Old Creek General Store, 6700 Hwy 212, Marshall, NC
  • South West Tractor, 7601 Nickelsville Highway, Nickelsville, VA
  • Trailer King Sales & Service, 4081 Hwy 11E, Bluff City, TN

Admiral Propane is your propane choice from the Tri-Cities to Greenville, TN to Abingdon, VA & Marshall, NC and everywhere in-between!