How To Disconnect A Propane Grill Cylinder


disconnecting grill cylinder new jerseyGrilling season is winding down for many of us in southern New Jersey, except for the die-hards who will be out there grilling all Fall, and Winter long!

Whether you’re getting ready to put the grill cover on your propane BBQ grill for the final time this year, or aren’t ready to give up the grill yet, the odds are that you’ll need a refill or replacement of your propane BBQ grill tank. You’ll either be ready to go next spring, or you won’t run out of propane during your next football game get-together.

Lil’ Hank’s Tank Exchange from Blue Flame is your reliable source for propane tanks! Look for the cages or displays located at gas stations, convenience stores and more retail establishments all around southern New Jersey!


When you’re ready to swap out your propane BBQ grill tank, make sure you know how to do it safely. Here’s how to do it:

  • Double-check that your propane BBQ grill is turned off.
  • Find your propane tank, which is often directly under the grill and may be behind a door.
  • Find the tank valve and pressure regulator on your propane tank.
  • Close the tank valve by turning it all the way to the right (clockwise) before disconnecting the pressure regulator.
  • Twist off the threaded propane tank pressure regulator
  • If your tank is attached to your grill by a screw or a bolt, loosen it.
  • Remove the tank from the grill.
  • Your propane tank must be kept upright when transporting it, and be in a secure and well-ventilated location in your vehicle.
  • Go directly to Lil’ Hank’s Tank Exchange and do not leave the tank unaccompanied in the vehicle.
  • Once you bring your full tank home, reattach it to the grill if needed. Then connect the tank reversing the process you used to disconnect it. Make sure the tank valve is CLOSED when you’re reconnecting the pressure regulator. If your new tank comes with a plastic safety cap over the tank valve assembly, simply remove this.


When you own your propane BBQ grill tank and refill it, you are responsible for making sure the tank meets New Jersey certification requirements. Once a propane tank is 12 years old, it needs to be recertified for another five years of use. Refill stations will not fill an uncertified tank. That propane tank recertification must be done by an authorized professional.

Why deal with that when you can simply go to Lil’ Hank’s Tank Exchange and get a new, full propane BBQ grill tank? It’s fast, easy and gives you peace of mind.

Contact Blue Flame to find the Lil’ Hank’s Tank Exchange nearest you!