How To Check Your Grill Tank Level

LG Jordan is your one-stop shop for gas grills and propane cylinder refills.

grill tank service apex, nc We might be nearing the end of summer, but the evenings still feel great in North Carolina’s Wake, Chatham, Durham, Harnett, Johnston, Orange, and Lee counties. With LG Jordan Oil & Gas as your propane partner, you can keep grilling delicious racks of ribs, perfectly- seasoned salmon steaks and plump hot dogs for weeks to come.

But you must ensure you have enough propane in your grill cylinder to keep the cookout going.

How long does a 20-pound propane tank last?

On a medium-sized grill, you can expect about 18 to 20 hours of cooking time. If your grill is larger, one 20-pound tank could run out after 10 hours of grilling.

Does your propane grill have a scale?

Many freestanding propane grills contain a scale in their cylinder storage cabinet. Typically, these scales have a restraining bolt to affix your grill tank. This bolt attaches to a meter, which tells you how full your cylinder is based on its weight.

Do you have a standard home scale?

If your grill doesn’t contain a cylinder scale, don’t worry. There are plenty of ways to figure out how much propane you have left. You can determine your cylinder’s fill percentage using a home scale. To start, you should look at the neck of your cylinder. There, you’ll find some markings, including these two numbers:

  • TW or Tare Weight (how much your empty cylinder weighs)
  • WC or Water Capacity (how many pounds of propane the cylinder holds)

You can weigh your cylinder and deduct the TW from the weight. Divide the resulting number by the WC, and you’ll have the percentage fill of your grill tank.

Have you looked at external tank gauges?

For ideal ease of use, you purchase a tank gauge that attaches between your grill’s regulator and the cylinder valve. These are available on Amazon and most hardware stores. You can choose an analog or digital readout; some models even calculate how much cooking time you’ll get from your remaining fuel!

Have you tried the hot water trick?

Liquid propane absorbs heat quickly, so you can find the fill line on your cylinder using hot water. Fill a bucket with hot water, then pour it over the side of your cylinder. Run your hand along the cylinder. Your fill line is the spot where the warm metal turns cold.

LG Jordan has superior gas grills AND grill tanks!

For all things barbecue-related, we invite you to come to the LG Jordan showroom in Apex, NC. We sell top-quality freestanding gas grills from top brands like Wilmington and Broilmaster. While you’re here, you can pick up premium fuel for the grill. Our team does propane cylinder refilling during business hours. You’ll get more fuel than you would with a grill tank exchange and for less money. We can recertify your cylinder too!

Our showroom is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. We’re located at:

314 North Hughes Street
Apex, NC 27502

Drop on by to supercharge your home’s grilling setup. And feel free to contact the LG Jordan team with any questions.


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