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Default Dumb question - can I disconnect propane tank from my Weber grill?

Hi,

Ok, this is probably a dump question. I just got a portable Weber gas grill
which uses a mini 14.1 oz propane tank. I've never used these mini propane
tanks before. I know with the big 20 lb tanks you can connect and
disconnect them all you want. But can I disconnect these mini-propane tanks
before you've used them up?

I didn't look closely, but when I screwed the tank into the grill, it looked
there was something on the grill that was going to pierce the top of the
mini-propane tank. Does that mean that I have to use up all the propane
before I can disconnect it? I'm hoping that I can connect and disconnect it
as I please. It's a portable grill and I have a duffel bag for it, but the
propane tank sticks out a bit, so I wouldn't want to leave it connected
while transporting it.

I know, dumb question, but I've never used these mini tanks before so I'd
rather be safe than sorry.

Thanks!
Jay



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Default Dumb question - can I disconnect propane tank from my Weber grill?

Ted shuffled out of his cave and grunted these great (and sometimes not
so great) words of knowledge:

Hi,

Ok, this is probably a dump question. I just got a portable Weber gas grill
which uses a mini 14.1 oz propane tank. I've never used these mini propane
tanks before. I know with the big 20 lb tanks you can connect and
disconnect them all you want. But can I disconnect these mini-propane tanks
before you've used them up?

I didn't look closely, but when I screwed the tank into the grill, it looked
there was something on the grill that was going to pierce the top of the
mini-propane tank. Does that mean that I have to use up all the propane
before I can disconnect it? I'm hoping that I can connect and disconnect it
as I please. It's a portable grill and I have a duffel bag for it, but the
propane tank sticks out a bit, so I wouldn't want to leave it connected
while transporting it.

I know, dumb question, but I've never used these mini tanks before so I'd
rather be safe than sorry.

Thanks!
Jay



Yes, you can disconnect the disposable cylinders. The item on the grill
that screws into the cylinder pushes the seal down so the propane can
come out. When you remove it, the pressure in the cylinder and the
spring under the seal, seals everything up again
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Default Dumb question - can I disconnect propane tank from my Weber grill?

Ted,

Thanks! I knew I should have looked at the top of the cylinder before I
screwed it on, but I was so excited to try out the new Weber Q grill that I
didn't. I just unscrewed it and now it's obvious how it works. Thanks for
the help!

Jay

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Ted shuffled out of his cave and grunted these great (and sometimes not so
great) words of knowledge:

Hi,

Ok, this is probably a dump question. I just got a portable Weber gas
grill which uses a mini 14.1 oz propane tank. I've never used these mini
propane tanks before. I know with the big 20 lb tanks you can connect
and disconnect them all you want. But can I disconnect these
mini-propane tanks before you've used them up?

I didn't look closely, but when I screwed the tank into the grill, it
looked there was something on the grill that was going to pierce the top
of the mini-propane tank. Does that mean that I have to use up all the
propane before I can disconnect it? I'm hoping that I can connect and
disconnect it as I please. It's a portable grill and I have a duffel bag
for it, but the propane tank sticks out a bit, so I wouldn't want to
leave it connected while transporting it.

I know, dumb question, but I've never used these mini tanks before so I'd
rather be safe than sorry.

Thanks!
Jay



Yes, you can disconnect the disposable cylinders. The item on the grill
that screws into the cylinder pushes the seal down so the propane can come
out. When you remove it, the pressure in the cylinder and the spring
under the seal, seals everything up again



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Default Dumb question - can I disconnect propane tank from my Weber grill?

On May 23, 10:07?pm, "Jay Sullivan"
wrote:
Hi,

Ok, this is probably a dump question. I just got a portable Weber gas grill
which uses a mini 14.1 oz propane tank. I've never used these mini propane
tanks before. I know with the big 20 lb tanks you can connect and
disconnect them all you want. But can I disconnect these mini-propane tanks
before you've used them up?

I didn't look closely, but when I screwed the tank into the grill, it looked
there was something on the grill that was going to pierce the top of the
mini-propane tank. Does that mean that I have to use up all the propane
before I can disconnect it? I'm hoping that I can connect and disconnect it
as I please. It's a portable grill and I have a duffel bag for it, but the
propane tank sticks out a bit, so I wouldn't want to leave it connected
while transporting it.

I know, dumb question, but I've never used these mini tanks before so I'd
rather be safe than sorry.


Safe is good.

Yes, you can remove the tank the same as you can a burnz-o-matic torch.



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