Changing a Gas Tank

While the sizes of tanks can vary, the steps to change them are the same.

  1. Make sure the gas tank is closed by turning the knob on the top of the tank clockwise (most knobs are labeled and show which way to turn to open and close).
  2. Use a wrench to loosen the brass fitting enough to allow you to disconnect the gas line leading to the station from the gas tank.
  3. Set aside the old, empty tank.
  4. On the end of the gas line that you just disconnected, check that the fitted, black plastic, O-ring is properly in place and not damaged.
  5. Line up the end of the gas line with the attachment point on the new gas tank and tighten the brass fitting. Use a wrench to ensure a tight seal so that there are no gas leaks.