Posted: May 15, 2023

How To Refill a Propane Grill Tank

Always have propane for your cookout with Sweetwater Energy!

grill tank refill Shippensburg, PA Are you hosting the Memorial Day cookout this year? If so, you probably have a to-do list going.

That list can include getting burgers and hot dogs, rolls, coleslaw fixing, and condiments. But there’s one more item to add to your cookout to-do list: Getting a propane grill tank refill from Sweetwater Energy!

We offer propane cylinder exchange services in two ways: through five automated kiosks that are available 24/7 and through in-person exchanges at 12 retail locations.

You can not only swap your empty tank for a full one, but you can also purchase full propane grill tanks. Many folks like to have a second full tank on hand as a backup.

Here’s what you need to do to have a full propane grill tank.

How to remove an empty propane tank from the grill

Make sure your grill is turned off and the valve on the current propane grill tank is closed before disconnecting it from the grill.

  1. To unscrew the pressure regulator of your grill, turn it counterclockwise using the phrase “Lefty loosy, righty tighty” as a reminder.
  2. Before attempting to remove the cylinder, confirm whethr your grill has a restraining bolt. If it does, remember to loosen it first.
  3. Take the cylinder out of the storage compartment.

How to make a cylinder exchange

You can visit our retail locations during their regular business hours without the need for an appointment.

For safety reasons, please leave the empty cylinder you are exchanging outside the store near the storage cages where you will find the full cylinders. Do not bring the empty cylinder inside the store. To exchange your cylinder, simply visit the customer service department and request it. Your purchase will be processed at the counter, followed by the clerk taking you to the storage cage where they will swap your empty cylinder for a full one. With that, you’re on your way home with a full grill tank!

Can’t get to our retail locations during regular business hours? No problem! Our 24/7 kiosks are as easy to use as an ATM. The kiosks accept cash, debit cards, and credit cards. Simply follow the directions on the kiosk to either do a cylinder exchange or buy a new, full cylinder.

How to connect the full tank to your grill

When you get home, connecting your new tank to the grill is easy. Place the new cylinder into the storage compartment and secure it using the restraining bolt if your grill has one. Attach pressure regulator to the cylinder valve and turn it to the right until it’s fully tightened.

There’s one more thing to do: a link test. Here’s what to do:

  1. Apply soapy water to the valve of the tank and the grill’s regulator/hose.
  2. Open the valve on the tank. If you see bubbles, it may indicate a leakage or a loose connection.
  3. Close the valve. After that, make sure all the connections are securely tightened before opening it back up. If air bubbles continue to appear, it may be necessary to replace either the hose or the tank.

Sweetwater Energy’s propane grill tank exchange provides an outstanding opportunity to add revenue to your retail establishment while drawing in more customers. Contact us today to learn more!