How to Remove Propane Tank from the Grill Safely

How to remove propane tank from the grill safely

The festive season is right on the corner. The BBQ grills are of great importance during those days. Wanted to refill that propane tank attached to the grill? And don’t know how to detach it? Here we go.

In this article, we will teach you how you can remove the propane tank from the grill safely.

For the removal of the propane tank from the grill you just need to have some basic bolt and nut tools and some beginner’s knowledge about how to use them.

How to remove propane tank from the grill

Removal of propane tank from the grill:

Follow the following simple steps to remove the propane tank from the grill.

  • First of all, make sure the propane grill is turned OFF.
  • Look for the cylinder. Sometimes it might be placed behind the grill or on the side of the grill.
  • Must take the two parts of the grill under consideration before removing the propane tank. Those are the propane cylinder and the BBQ pressure regulator.
  • Disconnect the pressure regulator after closing the valve of the propane cylinder. Observe the arrows on the valve. And move the valve in a clockwise direction.
  • Now place the wrench with the open jaws on the nut of the tank regulator. This nut will be located at the joining point of the propane tank and the gas regulator. Use the wrench opening for the large nut.
  • Move the wrench in the clockwise direction to loosen the nut. Most of the gas cylinders use left-handed threads for flammable gases.
  • When you pull the regulator’s neck you may get a whiff of gas because there is always a small amount of gas accumulated at the connection point.
  • Now the tank is disconnected from the grill. Pull the tank from the grill cart and move it towards its refilling destination.


Can I unhook a propane tank from the grill?

Yes, you can unhook a propane tank from the grill. This will become necessary when you have to refill that propane into the tank.

It is advisable to unhook the propane tank in a ventilated area and also travel with it in a well-ventilated vehicle.

When it is time to refill the propane gas in my propane tank?

You can identify the presence of propane gas in your propane tank. This can be done by feeling the temperature of the water outside the tank. If the propane is there in the tank it will absorb the heat and water will feel cold on touching and vice versa.


Removing the propane tank from the grill is a simple thing to do. While removing the tank you just need to be extra careful because propane is a flammable gas.  Before the unhooking don’t forget to turn off the grill and the valve of the tank.

Try to do the disassembling in a well-ventilated area so that the gas will not get accumulated in the surroundings and get vanished into the air.


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Tkacz, K., A. Troszynska, and G. Lamparski. “Effect of grill type on sensory quality of meat steaks.” Polish Journal of Natural Sciences 3.22 (2007): 525-533.

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