Need More Propane for Your Appliance?
Depew is Right Nearby for Cylinder Refills and Tank Sales!
Punxatawney Phill may have predicted six more weeks of winter, but we saw some record warm days in February. BBQ season may even be here sooner than you think—are you ready?
Whether you need a cylinder refill, or you want to buy an extra tank so that you always have a spare on-hand, Depew Energy is here and happy to help you with our convenient portable tank refill service right at our local office in Newburgh.
Grill Tank Replacement
Here’s what else you need to know:
- Do You Need a Refill?
It’s likely been a while since you last fired up the grill, and even longer since you refilled your tank. There’s no gauge, but you can use a scale. Look for the tare weight (TW) stamped on the handle. This is the weight of your tank when empty. Weigh your tank and subtract the tare weight to know how many pounds of propane are in your tank. The average grill uses 1.5 pounds of propane an hour at a medium-high setting.
- How to Remove and Re-Insert Your Tank
Ready to bring your tank in for a fill-up? It’s easy to remove your tank. First, make sure your grill is off, and the tank valve is closed. To do that, turn valve all the way to the right, until it’s tight. Next, unscrew the grill pressure regulator by turning it to the left. Some grill models also have a restraining bolt. Just loosen it and remove the tank. To reconnect, follow those steps in reverse. Be sure the tank valve is closed when you reconnect the pressure regulator.
- Tank Transportation Safety
Your safety is important to us, so follow these rules when transporting your refillable cylinder.
- Full cylinders must be transported in an upright position. Make sure they are secure, whether inside the vehicle, in the trunk or in the bed of a pickup.
- Never leave a full cylinder in your car for any length of time, especially in summer.
- No more than four 40-pound cylinders, and no tank larger than 40 pounds, can be transported inside the vehicle.
Buying or Exchanging Cylinders
Need a new cylinder? We can help you there too. We won’t fill tanks that are damaged or show signs of corrosion or are very rusty. Additionally, tanks also need to be certified and pass a U.S. Department of Transportation checklist. We can also recertify your tank if it’s more than 12 years old—or eliminate the hassle and opt for our cylinder exchange program.
We’re always happy to see you at our Newburgh location—but please don’t bring empty cylinders inside our office. We’re open Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 and Saturdays from 9:00 to 1:00 to make sure you’re ready to enjoy warmer weather, whenever it decides to arrive! Contact us today for more information.