Safely Handling Your Propane Grill Tank

Written on: April 22, 2024

Make Sure You’re Ready for BBQ Season

grill tank Oshkosh, WI Summer takes it’s time to arrive in Wisconsin, but when it gets here, nothing’s sweeter—or seemingly shorter. That means taking advantage of the balmy weather and long evenings outside are perfect is important.

A propane grill makes entertaining family and friends easy—you great control, fast heating, no charcoal and easy cleanup. But before you get the party started, make sure you know these important facts about safe handling of propane grill tanks.

Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Keep your grill at least six feet away from your home on sturdy and level ground.
  2. Never leave the grill unattended.
  3. Check all hoses and connections for leaks before operating the grill.
  4. Never light a gas grill with the lid closed – open the lid before turning on the gas at the tank. If the grill doesn’t light after a couple of clicks, turn off the burner, turn the gas off at the tank, and wait 5 or 10 minutes before attempting to light it again.
  5. If you use a portable grill, make sure to keep the lid accessible to extinguish small flare-ups. It’s also a good idea to keep a fire extinguisher or baking soda on-hand. NEVER attempt to extinguish a grease fire with water!
  6. Never attach or disconnect an grill tank or adjust fittings while the grill is operating. If you run out of gas while grilling, turn off all the burners, reconnect the new tank, and re-light. When you finish grilling, shut the gas valve and disconnect the LP couplings before storing the grill.

Safe and Easy Tank Changes

Not sure you know how to remove your grill tank? 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 attach the new tank, just follow the steps in reverse!

Transport & Store Properly

Have Fun this Summer

Make sure nothing ruins your summer fun. Have your outdoor propane appliances inspected and serviced every year by a professional propane service technician and clean and inspect your equipment frequently throughout the summer to spot any potential signs of problems. Have question about propane safety? We’re always happy to take your call.

Propane is a versatile fuel that can power all sorts of backyard appliances including grills, deck and patio heaters, pool and spa heaters, insect traps, firepits and fireplaces—and more. Dale gas makes it easy to keep the good times going with easy grill tank sales and refills. Just come by our store to fill up your tank or pick up a spare. Contact us today more information!