¿Estás buscando nuestra oficina en México? Hiper-Gas.mx

Should I Turn Off My Grill Tank After Grilling?

How to avoid running out of propane during a cookout

grill tank shutt off el paso, tx Gas grills dominate the grilling scene in the United States, accounting for a staggering 60% of all grills owned. This popularity owes to the sheer convenience and swiftness of propane gas grills when compared to their charcoal counterparts.

To enjoy the benefits of a charcoal grill, you need to make sure you have an adequate supply of propane in your grill tank.

One way to do that is by turning off the propane supply to your grill tank immediately after finishing grilling. Simply turning off the burners is not enough. Propane will continue to flow from the tank to the grill, meaning you could run out of propane.

Shutting off the supply valve is as easy as turning a faucet. Simply remember the classic “Lefty-loosy, righty-tighty” rule and turn the supply valve to the right until you can’t turn it any further.

When you do need a full grill tank, Hiper Gas makes it easy with our propane grill tank refill and exchange stations located at grocery stores, gas stations, convenience stores, home improvement stores, garden centers, and other retail locations in the greater El Paso area.

How much propane is in my grill tank?

For precise measurement of the propane remaining in your cylinder, it is recommended that you invest in an external propane cylinder gauge. These gauges are affordable and widely accessible at local home improvement stores or online retailers. By utilizing this convenient tool, you can effortlessly monitor propane levels and avoid running out when you need it the most.

There are three kinds of external gauges: 

Inline pressure gauges are installed between the gas line from the grill and the cut-off valve on the tank, measuring pressures to determine how full the tank is.

Analog propane scales look like luggage scales and are pre-set to take your tank’s tare weight (TW), which is the weight of the tank when it is empty, into account. 

Digital propane tank scales provide a digital readout of remaining cook time and gas fill percentage. Some even come with smart phone apps. 

If your grill tank doesn’t have an external gauge, you can easily check the propane level using water. Here’s how:

  1. Fill a small bucket with warm to hot tap water.
  2. Pour the water down one side of the tank.
  3. Run your hand along that side until you feel a cool spot.
  4. The top of the cool spot indicates the fill level of the tank.

This method works because the liquid propane in the cylinder absorbs heat from the water, causing that specific area to cool down. By following these steps, you can accurately determine how much propane is left in your tank.

Hiper Gas makes it easy to always have a full grill tank! Stop by one of the many Hiper Gas refill and exchange stations in the greater El Paso area. Contact us to find the one nearest you!