Posted: February 5, 2024

Safe Handling of Propane Grill Tanks

Always have propane on hand with Sweetwater Propane

grill tanks Geneva, NY You may associate propane cylinders with summertime grilling. However, they can be used year-round!

First of all, just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t grill. Also, grill tanks can be used for more than grills. One common way they are used is for portable generators, which can help you get through a power outage with lights and some appliances.

Sweetwater Propane’s propane cylinder exchange services are available in two convenient options. Firstly, we have five automated kiosks that are accessible 24/7. Secondly, we offer in-person exchanges at 12 retail locations. With these choices, we ensure easy access and flexibility for our customers.

Not only can you exchange your empty tank for a full one, but you can also buy brand new propane grill tanks. It’s common for people to keep a spare tank on hand as a backup, whether it’s to make sure that there’s always enough propane for grilling or for portable generators.

How to safely exchange your grill tank

Ensure a smooth and secure process when refueling by following these steps to replace your empty grill tank with a full one.

Remove the grill tank from the grill. To safely disconnect the propane tank from your grill, follow these steps:

First, ensure that the grill is turned off and close the valve on the tank securely. Next, using the “Lefty loosy, righty tighty” rule, rotate the pressure regulator counterclockwise to unscrew it. If your grill is equipped with a restraining bolt, be sure to loosen it before attempting to remove the cylinder. Finally, carefully remove the cylinder from the storage compartment.

Make your grill tank exchange. Ensure that the grill tank is transported in an upright and secure position, regardless of whether you believe it to be empty. Even if seemingly devoid of propane, tilting the tank on its side may cause any residual liquid to leak. For safety purposes, kindly leave the empty cylinder you intend to exchange or refill outside the store, near the refill station or storage cages where full cylinders are stored. It is highly recommended to make the grill tank refill or exchange your final destination before heading home.

Do not bring the empty cylinder inside the store. Instead, please leave it near the tank storage cage or refill station. Once this is done, kindly proceed to the customer service department to request a grill tank exchange or refill. Once the purchase has been processed at the counter, our staff will guide you to the storage cage or refill station for the exchange or refill process. After this, you will have a full grill tank ready to take home.

How to safely store your grill tank

Knowing how and where to store your grill tank is important for safety. Here are some tips.

We make it easy to always have propane on hand at your home 365 days a year! Become a Sweetwater Propane customer today.