Getting ready to grill for the first time? Here’s how to get your propane tank on the grill. Every grill is different, so view your manual first for instructions on how to place the tank on the grill. Once you securely attach the tank to the grill, attach the gas using the following steps.
- Make sure the gas valve on the propane tank is closed first—just turn the valve clockwise to a full stop.
- Also make sure all the knobs on your grill are turned to off.
- Inspect both the seal (for cracks) and the tank for damage. If it’s damaged, return it.
- Remove the seal from the propane tank. Always use the cap and strap supplied with the valve.
- Hold the regulator in one hand and insert the nipple into the valve.
- Do not use tools to tighten. Using your other hand tighten the coupling nut to the tank valve keeping the regulator aligned to insure the connection isn’t cross threaded.
- Turn the coupler clockwise to tighten all the way to a full stop.
- If you are having low flame or gas issues, you may want to leak test your grill.
Now you’re ready to grill!
Tip: Since 1995, all regulators have a safety feature that restricts the flow of gas in the event of a leak. You could trip this feature when you turn on the gas using the grill control knob before you turn on the propane tank valve. If the regulator trips, your grill flames and temperature will stay low. Read this guide, to reset the safety device.