Time to Refill Your Propane Grill Tank!
The weather is finally starting to warm up, and you know what that means. Grilling season is just around the corner and will be here before you know it. That means now is a great time to check propane tank refill off your to-do list so you’re ready to cook up some feasts and festivities for your family and friends. You don’t want to find yourself without enough gas the first time you’re itching to get out and use the grill.
Hocon Makes Grilling with Propane Easy
At Hocon, we make grilling with propane even easier than it already is. Here’s why:
- If you purchase a grill from us, we’ll deliver and assemble your new grill. We’ll bring you a full tank of propane too. Then one of our service technicians will test fire your new grill to make sure it’s working as it should. Finally, we’ll remove your old grill at no extra cost.
- When you let us handle your cylinder refills, you can be sure you’re getting a fair price that’s free of hidden fees. We also offer a GAS ON THE GO service through which we’ll come to your home or business to take your empty tank and replace it with a full tank.
- If you’d prefer to eliminate the need for tank refills altogether, we can also connect your grill to your gas line.
- We’re also here for you if your grill needs repairs.
Removing & Replacing Propane Gas Cylinders
Before you bring your 20-pound propane grill tank in for a refill, let’s review how to safely remove and replace the gas cylinder on your propane grill. To remove the cylinder, take the following steps:
- Double-check that your grill is turned off.
- Find your propane cylinder. Depending on the design of your grill, it may be behind a door.
- Note the location of the cylinder’s tank valve and the grill’s pressure regulator.
- Before you disconnect the pressure regulator, make sure that the tank valve is closed by turning it all the way to the right.
- With the tank valve now closed, unscrew the threaded pressure regulator by turning it counterclockwise. It’s now safe to remove the propane cylinder. Depending on the design of your grill, the tank may be held in place by a restraining bolt or screw. You’ll need to loosen it to remove the tank.
When it’s time to reconnect your propane tank, simply reverse the steps above. Make sure that the tank valve is closed when you reconnect the pressure regulator. Note: replacement propane cylinders often come with a plastic safety cap over the tank valve assembly. Just remove it.
Get Your Refills at Hocon
Once you’ve safely disconnected your gas cylinder from your grill, bring it to Hocon, and we’ll refill it. Here’s what to do and expect when you arrive with your empty cylinder:
- Meet one of our service representatives outside with your tank. We ask that you please not bring your empty tank into our service center.
- Go inside to pay for the tank refill and return with the sales slip. Our representative will then refill your tank for you at our refill station.
- Note: we fill cylinders to 85% capacity. This is because outside elements may cause the gas to expand after a refill.
- When transporting your refilled cylinder home, put it on the floor of your vehicle, never in the trunk. The tank should always be visible and upright as you transport it.
- Don’t make any stops on your way home that will take you away from your car, and don’t leave the tank in your car once you arrive home. Remove it immediately. It’s important than you never leave a filled tank unattended inside your car for any length of time, especially on hot days.
Come to Hocon
Hocon offers propane refills in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.
Contact Hocon today to learn more about cylinder refills and our cylinder delivery service.