How To Check Your Propane Grill Tank Level

Written on: July 24, 2023

Dale makes it easy to always have enough propane for your grill!

propane refill Outagamie, wi With summer in full swing, you are likely grilling multiple times a week. It makes sense. Grilling food is fast and easy, the results are delicious, and you’re not heating up your home by turning on the stove.

If you are part of the majority of grilling Americans who uses a propane grill, you know that making sure you have enough propane to get dinner on the table is essential.

You can count on Dale Gas & Oil to help with that! You can get fast, safe, and easy refills for your grill tanks at our store, located at W9933 State Road 96 in Dale. Our hours are 6:00 AM – 5:30 PM Monday through Friday, and 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Saturdays. We are closed on Sundays.

We’ll fill propane cylinders in sizes ranging from 5 to 100 pounds.

Refilling your propane cylinder is more cost-effective than a cylinder exchange, and you only pay for the propane we put in the cylinder.

Not only can you get your grill tank filled, you can also buy a new, filled cylinder, get your cylinder recertified, or bring in an unsafe or uncertified cylinder and we’ll handle the recycling.

Want to save money? Come between noon and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday or 7:00 PM and noon on Saturdays and your refill is only $10.88!

When you bring propane cylinders for refill, please remember to keep them in an upright position. Even if you believe a cylinder is empty, it may still contain enough gas that can escape if the cylinder is placed on its side.

To avoid problems, we suggest not leaving a cylinder in your car for long periods of time, particularly in warm weather. If you have several errands to run, it’s best to have us as your final stop before heading home.

When do I need a grill tank refill?

If you own a propane grill, it’s crucial to check the amount of propane left in your tank. One way to do this is by purchasing an external propane cylinder gauge. These gauges can be easily found at your local home improvement store or online, and they are not expensive.

There are three kinds of external gauges:  

Inline pressure gauges are installed between the gas line from the grill and the cut-off valve on the tank, measuring pressures to determine how full the tank is.
Analog propane scales look like luggage scales and are pre-set to take your tank’s tare weight (TW), which is the weight of the tank when it is empty, into account. 

Digital propane tank scales provide a digital readout of remaining cook time and gas fill percentage. Some even come with smart phone apps.  

To check the propane level in a grill tank without an external gauge, fill a small bucket with warm to hot tap water. Then, pour the water down one side of the tank and run your hand along that same side. Keep running your hand until you feel a cool spot. The top of the cool spot is the fill level, as the liquid propane inside takes in heat from the water, which causes the spot to become cooler.

Come visit our store whenever you need a full propane grill tank!